Saturday, June 15, 2024

Broadway: “Roseanne” Star Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow Will Play “Hillary and Clinton” in New Play About Her 2008 Presidential Campaign Next Spring


Broadway news: “Roseanne” star Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow will play Hillary and Bill Clinton in a new play by Lucas Hnath, who wrote the hit “A Doll’s House, Part 2.” The play opens April 19, 2019. Joe Mantello is directing.

Here’s the description:


“Behind closed doors in the state of New Hampshire during the early days of 2008, a former First Lady named Hillary (Metcalf) is in a desperate bid to save her troubled campaign for President of the United States. Her husband, Bill (Lithgow), sees things one way; her campaign manager, Mark, sees things another. If any of this sounds familiar, don’t be fooled; in a universe of infinite possibilities, anything that can happen, will. “

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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