Cynthia Nixon has pulled out of the Signature Theatre Company's planned January 2003 revival of Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly, due to the fact that she's due, playwright Wilson told Playbill On-Line.
The now-pregnant Nixon memorably appeared in Wilson's Talley-family-themed 5th of July when she was a young actress. She is widely known today for playing Miranda in the TV series "Sex and the City."
"If we don't find someone as good as Cynthia," Wilson said, "then we may end up doing 5th of July, but probably it'll be Talley's Folly."
Pulitzer Prize-winning Talley's Folly is set in 1944 in the small town of Lebanon, MO, where determined outsider Matt Friedman woos reluctant Sally Talley in an old-fashioned, tender love story about two misfits who turn out to be a perfect match. Mark Nelson will play Matt; Jo Bonney will direct.
Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Company is devoting its 2002-03 season to Wilson's works, including Burn This, now in revival at the Union Square Theatre. The New York premieres of Book of Days and Rain Dance are also slated.
— By Kenneth Jones
and Ernio Hernandez