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'The Conners' Set To Deliver Live Political Episode During New Hampshire Primary!

The Conners are going live!

The cast of the hit ABC series – Laurie Metcalf, Emma Kenney, Alicia Goranson, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, John Goodman and Jayden Rey – got together to celebrate the resurrection of Lanford’s favorite diner, the Lunch Box, on Wednesday (January 8) as part of the ABC Winter TCA 2020 at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif.

Laurie and the cast announced that they will go live on the night of the New Hampshire Primary, Tuesday, Feb. 11, Variety reports, and ABC News’s coverage of the real-time results of that political event will be incorporated into the broadcast, which will be performed and air live on both the east and west coasts.

This still-to-be-titled episode of The Conners will start with Mark (Ames McNamara) watching the results of the primary for a school report with Harris (Emma Kenney), who is apathetic to the electoral process and believes money’s influence in politics means real change is impossible. This allows the rest of the family to weigh in with their usual differing takes on why people should vote, including the idea of voting for a candidate that you may not love but who you think will “screw you the least.”

That same day, the cast of For LifeTimothy Busfield, Nicholas Pinnock and Indira Varma – joined executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Isaac Wright Jr., Alison Greenspan, Doug Robinson, and co-creator Hank Steinberg at their press panel.

United We Fall cast – Will Sasso, Christina Vidal, Ella Grace Helton and Guillermo Díaz – also joined their executive producer Julia Gunn and co-creator Julius Sharpe at the press panel for their ABC series.

READ MORE: ‘The Conners’ Renewed for Season 2!

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Ruth Wilson Joins Benjamin Walker at Tony Awards 2019

Ruth Wilson strikes a pose on the red carpet as she arrives at the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday night (June 9) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 37-year-old actress looked pretty in a red dress as she stepped out for the awards, where she was nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her role in King Lear.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ruth Wilson

Other nominees stepping out for the awards included Benjamin Walker, Julie White, Brandon Uranowitz, Heidi Schreck, and Janet McTeer.

You can check out the full list of winners here!

FYI: Ruth is wearing a Brandon Maxwell gown. Benjamin is wearing Thom Browne.

15+ pictures inside of the stars stepping out for show…More Here! »

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Adam Driver, Ruth Wilson, & More Tony Noms Step Out for Nominees Celebration!

Adam Driver and Ruth Wilson walk the red carpet while attending the 2019 Tony Awards‘ Meet the Nominees Press Day on Wednesday (May 1) in New York City.

The two actors are among the 21 performers who received acting nominations for their work in plays on Broadway. Adam is nominated for his work in Burn This alongside co-star Brandon Uranowitz while Ruth received a nom for King Lear.

Among the other nominees who attended the event were: To Kill a Mockingbird‘s Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Gideon Glick, Choir Boy‘s Jeremy Pope, All My SonsAnnette Bening and Benjamin Walker, The Ferryman‘s Laura Donnelly and Fionnula Flanagan, Hillary and Clinton‘s Laurie Metcalf, What the Constitution Means to Me‘s Heidi Schreck, Ink‘s Bertie Carvel, and Gary‘s Kristine Nielsen and Julie White.

The Tony Awards will take place on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

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Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow Celebrate Opening Night of 'Hillary and Clinton' on Broadway!

Laurie Metcalf happily poses alongside her co-star John Lithgow while attending the opening night after party for their Broadway play Hillary and Clinton held at The Bowery Hotel on Thursday (April 18) in New York City.

The leading stars were joined at the event by their other castmates Zak Orth who plays campaign manager Mark and Peter Francis James as Barack, as well as director Joe Mantello.

Synopsis: 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.

You can catch Hillary and Clinton at the John Golden Theatre, where it plays through July 21!

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Laurie Metcalf Says She Doesn't 'Impersonate' Hillary Clinton in New Broadway Play

Laurie Metcalf hit Stephen Colbert‘s couch on The Late Show on Tuesday (April 16) and opened up about starring opposite John Lithgow in Broadway’s Hillary and Clinton!

“I am a Hillary Clinton who lives on a planet Earth slightly different from this one,” the Tony and Emmy winner explained. “We do not impersonate Hillary and Bill.”

“I’m not in a pantsuit, and he doesn’t have the accent. So that frees us up to do our own interpretations of this couple.” Laurie continued about her and John‘s characters, “It’s very much a marriage play.”

When Colbert asked about the campaign trail, the Laurie said, “I don’t know how people endure that. I can’t imagine how grueling that is—to put yourself through a year and a half of that kind of pressure and being under the microscope every day, all day it. It doesn’t seem like people are meant to do that.”


Laurie Metcalf: What It’s Like To Play Clinton
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Laurie Metcalf & Eddie Izzard to Star in 'Virginia Woolf' Broadway Revival!

Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard will be returning to Broadway next year in a new revival of the classic play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The production, which will begin performances in March 2020 for a strictly limited engagement, will also star Russell Tovey and Olivier Award winning actress Patsy Ferran.

Laurie will now be appearing in Broadway productions for five consecutive seasons. She was nominated for a Tony in 2016 for her work in Misery, won for A Doll’s House, Part 2 in 2017, won in 2018 for Three Tall Women, and is eligible this year for her current performance in Hillary and Clinton.

Eddie‘s performance will mark his return to Broadway after ten years away!

The production will be directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello and produced by Scott Rudin.