Cynthia Nixon
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Two-time Tony winner Cynthia Nixon will return to Broadway after five years away from the stage. Nixon will follow in the footsteps of Emma Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant in tackling Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit.

Nixon will take on the role of a poetry professor who undergoes an experimental cancer treatment. With this play, Nixon is also returning to the Manhattan Theatre Club, where she won her most recent Tony for 2006’s Rabbit Hole. She also won a Tony for 1995’s Indiscretions.

MTC’s Artistic Director Lynne Meadow will direct this production of Wit, which is playing for a limited engagement. Previews begin Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, and the show opens Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Single tickets will be available Tuesday, Sept. 6.