The Little Foxes On Broadway and Sanctuary Hotel

April 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

A few more items I want to share with you from my recent NYC trip. Before when we’ve gone to New York we always end up shopping and eating out and seeing friends and this time I wanted to make it a priority to see some plays and or musicals while we were in town and boy did we ever. I’ve already shared some with you about seeing Glenn Close in the stage version of Sunset Boulevard and on Tuesday I told you about War Paint, today I want to tell you about the play we saw, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. TLF is a play written by Lillian Hellman in 1939 and the first production on Broadway starred Tallulah Bankhead in the lead role of Regina Giddens, the play is set in a small town in Alabama in 1900 and takes a look at the machinations and relationships of a family who are all trying to get ahead in life and how they step on each other in trying to attain their goals. I had only ever seen the movie version of The Little Foxes that stars Bette Davis as Regina, so when I read that a new stage version was being planned for Broadway I really wanted to see it. This new production is starring actresses, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, the two women are trading off playing the role of Regina and another female character, Aunt Birdie. The current production is wonderful and I strongly suggest seeing it, the play takes place entirely in the Giddens home and the scenery for the play is beautiful, a beautiful green covers the wall of the home set and it’s filled with antiques from the early 20th century. The costumes are beautiful and needless to say the acting is extraordinary, in addition to the two actresses I mentioned the play also stars Richard Thomas (The Waltons) as Horace Giddens and Michael McKeon as Uncle Ben Hubbard. I want to share some images from the 1941 movie version of the play plus there’s some pics and a review of our NYC hotel below, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

A movie poster for the 1941 film. (via)

The Giddens and Hubbard families entertain the gentleman from “up north” that’s going to make them all rich. (via)

Regina confronts her husband Horace, wanting $75,000 to invest. (via)

Cynthia Nixon (L) as Regina Giddens and Laura Linney (R) as Aunt Birdie Hubbard. (via)

This is the photo used of the actresses on the front of the Playbill for The Little Foxes. (via)

The Sanctuary

 

The Sanctuary Hotel is about a block off of Broadway on 47th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. It’s a short walk from here uptown to all the high-end shopping, there are lots of great restaurants in the area and we had no trouble getting a cab either in front of the hotel or down a block on 6th Avenue. (via)

This is the hall to the elevators and the front desk area, it’s very pretty and decorated beautifully. Now, I will tell you that the Sanctuary isn’t huge as far as the size of the hotel but I always look at it as how much time am I really going to be in the room. The hotel makes up in cleanliness and glamor what it lacks in size. I don’t want to give you the impression it’s tiny, I’ve definitely¬†stayed in much smaller hotels. It’s really a great hotel. (via)

This is exactly what our room looked like, a King size bed with the bathroom in the bedroom area. At first, I wasn’t sure what I thought about this setup but it worked out fine, just draw the curtain while you’re showering and the toilet is in its own room off to the left. (via)

There are double rooms available, they were all booked for our trip but they are available if you need more space. (via)

I definitely urge you to check out the Sanctuary Hotel if you’re planning a trip to New York in the future, a beautiful hotel in a great location. (via)

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