Cynthia Nixon Will Star in Roundabout's Distracted in 2009

News   Cynthia Nixon Will Star in Roundabout's Distracted in 2009
Roundabout Theatre Company will produce the New York City premiere of Lisa Loomer's Distracted, a quirky look at Attention Deficit Disorder, directed by Mark Brokaw and starring Tony Award-winner Cynthia Nixon. Off-Broadway performances begin in February 2009 at the Laura Pels Theatre.

Additional cast members, design team and production dates will be announced shortly.

According to Roundabout, "Distracted is a fast-paced and disarmingly funny look at parenting in the age of the Internet and Ritalin. In this New York premiere, a contemporary American mom reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists, and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son's problems."

Nixon returns to Roundabout having last appeared in the 2001 production of The Women at the American Airlines Theatre. She returns to the New York stage after her Tony winning performance in the 2006 production of Rabbit Hole, and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Off-Broadway.

Brokaw also returns to the Roundabout and the Laura Pels Theatre after directing the 2006 production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer with Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino and The Constant Wife at the American Airlines Theatre in 2004. He directed Broadway's current Cry-Baby, among many other plays in New York and around the country.

Distracted had its world premiere in March 2007 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and was subsequently produced at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Loomer's plays include Living Out; The Waiting Room; Expecting Isabel; Broken Hearts; Birds; Bocón!; Looking for Angels; Cuts; Maria!, Maria, Maria, Maria; and Accelerando have been produced at such theatres as the Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, South Coast Rep, the Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, Missouri Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Trinity Rep, Theater Works, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and in New York at the Vineyard Theatre, Second Stage, Intar, and the Public.

Tickets will be available in fall 2008 by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at or at the Laura Pels at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office, 111 W. 46 Street.

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