Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Tear It Up in Handsome Revival of ‘The Little Foxes’: REVIEW
As you watch Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney tackle the vastly different women at the center of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, your mind may begin to play tricks. It’s a testament to the stars’ immense versatility that audiences are sure to wonder what it’d be like if the two switched roles, as they do every other performance in Manhattan Theatre Club’s seductive new revival, which opened at the Friedman Theatre last night.
After some hand wringing, I chose to see Nixon in the role of Regina, all avarice and sharp rejoinders, perfectly put together even when she descends to breakfast in her dressing gown.
We’re in Regina’s home, a money-colored Southern estate designed by Scott Pask, luxurious and high-ceilinged if a little worse for wear. The Civil
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