Cynthia Nixon To Star in Wit

Nixon (Getty Images)

Nixon (Getty Images)

Cynthia Nixon returns to Broadway in a play that–unlike her Tony-winning turn in Rabbit Hole, which went on to win a Pulitzer–is already Pulitzer-anointed. Ms. Nixon is to play Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English scholar dying of cancer, the Manhattan Theatre Club announced today. (It’s a familiar topic for Ms. Nixon, who’s currently in the Showtime cancer comedy The Big C.) Could this be Tony number two for Ms. Nixon after the show opens on January 26, 2012–and could it be Tony number one for the show, which has never played on Broadway?

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