Cynthia Nixon to star on Broadway in 'Wit'

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Posted: Jul 20, 2011 1:17 PM
Cynthia Nixon to star on Broadway in 'Wit'

Cynthia Nixon will be returning to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Wit."

Producers said Wednesday that the Tony and Emmy award winner will star in Margaret Edson's play about a poetry professor who undergoes experimental treatment for cancer.

Nixon will be following her "Sex and the City" co-star Kim Cattrall, who will be in a revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" on Broadway in November.

"Wit" will begin previews Jan. 5 and open Jan. 26 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 47th Street. It will be directed by Lynne Meadow, the club's artistic director.

Nixon won a Tony in 2006 in David Lindsay-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole." She is currently appearing in Showtime's series "The Big C" opposite Laura Linney, who plays a character battling cancer.