In the new play by the author of Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World and Kimberly Akimbo (all produced by MTC), Nixon will play the wife in a couple that faces the loss of a child. Tony Award nominee Nixon (Indiscretions) was once mentioned to star in an MTC staging of Talley's Folly, but that play has since been dropped from the 2005-06 season. Her involvement with Rabbit Hole was officially announced July 5.
Rabbit Hole will open Feb. 2, 2006. Previews begin Jan. 12.
Nixon won a 2004 Emmy Award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Miranda Hobbes on HBO's "Sex and the City." Rabbit Hole marks her first Broadway appearance since The Women in 2001. This will be the Broadway debut of Lindsay-Abaire.
In the play, "Becca (Cynthia Nixon) and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until the day their world is turned upside down," according to MTC. "In the aftermath of a life-shattering accident, a young husband and wife find themselves drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back up into the light of day."