Best Play Revival: 'Jitney' or 'The Little Foxes'? | The Tylt

Best Play Revival: 'Jitney' or 'The Little Foxes'?

"Jitney" and "The Little Foxes" are in a tight race for Best Play Revival at the 71st Tony Awards. August Wilson's play "Jitney" is considered the frontrunner to win—especially after nabbing the precursor honor for Outstanding Revival of a Play at the Drama League Awards. But "The Little Foxes" is classic play (and motion picture) that has won plenty of awards in the past; the Tonys might decide to award the drama yet again. Which  show do you think will win Best Play Revival on June 11?  🎭

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Check out the synopsis of Wilson's "Jitney," per the official website.

Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. MTC has a long history of co-producing works by this legendary playwright: King Hedley II, Seven Guitars and The Piano Lesson, and is proud to produce this Broadway debut. Directing is Ruben Santiago-Hudson, one of Wilson’s finest interpreters.

Watch this preview of the show below.

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Here's the synopsis of "The Little Foxes," also per Broadway.

Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows Regina Giddens and her ruthless clan, including her sister-in-law Birdie, as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Far from a sentimental look at a bygone era, the play has a surprisingly timely resonance with important issues facing our country today. Laura Linney (Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole, Wit) will alternate playing the roles of Regina and Birdie in Lillian Hellman’s legendary play about greed and ambition.

Check out a snippet of the show below.

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Best Play Revival: 'Jitney' or 'The Little Foxes'?
#Jitney
A festive crown for the winner
#TheLittleFoxes