Mr. Big Goes Off-Broadway

For anyone who’s keeping track of which productions Sex and the City alums are being cast in (a few weeks ago we told you about how Cynthia Nixon was getting into character to play East Village performance art fixture Penny Arcade in a remake of a 1975 TV biopic about Quentin Crisp), the Associated Press reports that Chris Noth, aka “Mr. Big” (Carrie’s often reluctant love-interest), is joining the off-Broadway cast of Beau Willimon’s Farragut North, a political drama being produced by the Atlantic Theater Company. Mr. Willimon tells the AP that Mr. Noth, who also plays one of the detectives on Law & Order: C.I. (we know, it’s sort of the bastard child of the Law & Order family) will play “a veteran political operative, manager to an insurgent presidential campaign. A gruff, boisterous personality with a razor-sharp intelligence and an even sharper tongue.” Opening night is set for Nov. 12 with previews beginning Oct. 22 for all the truly SATC-obsessed females (and males—admit it!) out there.