Not to be outdone by Ms. Samantha Jones, Cynthia Nixon is joining her ‘Sex and the City’ co-star with a turn on Broadway this January. Nixon will be playing the character Professor Vivian Bearing in the Broadway debut of ‘Wit.’ This will mark Nixon’s first Broadway appearance since she won the Tony Award in 2006 for her portrayal of Becca in ‘Rabbit Hole.’ Nixon also won an Emmy for her work on the HBO series ‘Sex in the City’ and a Grammy for the spoken word album for ‘The Inconvenient Truth.’ The non-profit Manhattan Theatre Club who staged ‘Rabbit Hole’ will also be the one bringing us ‘Wit.’
Margaret Edson’s ‘Wit’ first opened Off-Broadway in September 1998. It features the heavy-subject matter of a poetry professor dying of cancer who reflects on the intricacies of her life. Kathleen Chalfant lit up critical notices for taking the razor to her locks to fully immerse herself in Vivian. The play closed in April 2000, but not before winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for drama. It also made it to the silver screen behind director Mike Nichols and Emma Thompson rooted in the role of Vivian.
‘Wit’ will begin previews on January 5 and open January 26 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Lynne Meadow is set to direct the production. Tickets are set to go onsale September 6.
‘Sex in the City’ co-star Kim Cattrall joins Broadway on November 6 in the revival of Noel Coward’s ‘Private Lives.’