Cynthia Nixon To Star On Broadway In 'Wit'

Cynthia Nixon attends City Harvest's 17th Annual "An Evening of Practical Magic" in New York City on April 13, 2011 Cynthia Nixon attends City Harvest's 17th Annual "An Evening of Practical Magic" in New York City on April 13, 2011

Cynthia Nixon will be returning to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Wit.”

Producers said Wednesday that the Tony and Emmy award winner will star in Margaret Edson’s play about a poetry professor who undergoes experimental treatment for cancer.

Nixon will be following her “Sex and the City” co-star Kim Cattrall, who will be in a revival of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” on Broadway in November.

“Wit” will begin previews Jan. 5 and open Jan. 26 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 47th Street. It will be directed by Lynne Meadow, the club’s artistic director.

Nixon won a Tony in 2006 in David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Rabbit Hole.” She is appearing in Showtime’s series “The Big C” opposite Laura Linney, who plays a character battling cancer.

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