Next year in April, Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow will star as Hillary and Bill Clinton on Broadway. 

In a statement on Thursday, Scott Rudin, the producer of the play called, Hillary and Clinton, confirmed that the duo will play the political power couple.

The new play by Lucas Hnath, who was nominated for a Tony Award, will be set in New Hampshire during early 2008, and according to a press statement, the play will “examine the politics of marriage, gender roles and the limitations of experience and inevitability.”

The statement also went into more detail about the upcoming play stating that, “Former First Lady named Hillary (Metcalf) is in a desperate bid to save her troubled campaign for President of the United States and 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.”


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The play will be directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello and his creative team includes Chloe Lamford (set design), Ann Roth (costume design) and Hugh Vanstone (lighting design).

Previews for the play will begin on March 16 ahead of the official opening night on April 18, but the theater housing the production has yet to be announced. 

This year Metcalf won a Tony award for her role in Three Tall Women, after winning in 2017 for her leading role in Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2.

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