Casting Complete for Broadway Debut of Wit, Starring Cynthia Nixon
By Andrew Gans
Casting is now complete for the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Margaret Edson's Wit, which will make its Broadway debut starring Tony winner Cynthia Nixon Jan. 5, 2012, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Directed by Lynne Meadow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play will officially open Jan. 26; tickets are currently on sale through March 11.
Joining Tony and Emmy Award winner Nixon as Vivian Bearing will be Pun Bandhu (Technician), Olivier Award winner Suzanne Bertish (E.M. Ashford), Michael Countryman (Harvey Kelekian/Mr. Bearing), Jessica Dickey (Technician), Chiké Johnson (Technician), Greg Keller (Jason Posner), Carra Patterson (Susie Monahan) and Zachary Spicer (Technician).
Wit, according to MTC, "follows a brilliant and exacting poetry professor (Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon) as she undergoes experimental treatment for cancer. A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research."
The play had its New York premiere in 1998 receiving universal acclaim and ran Off-Broadway for over 500 performances. It was the most honored play of the season garnering the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was named Best Play by the New York Drama Critic Circle, the Drama Desk Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Awards.
The creative team for the Broadway production includes Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Jill BC Du Boff (sound design).
Tickets, priced $57-$116, are available by calling (212) 239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street).
For more information visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
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