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7 Star Starred
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Between Broadway & 8th Ave. 261 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 48 members
Review from Paula
5 events 2 reviews

Very low budget drama that is not deserving of a Broadway stage. In spite of the impactful drama performance by Cynthia Nixon, it was more a university lecture on John Dunn and the progression of a dying cancer patient frustrated by lack of...continued

reviewed Feb 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Stevenson
29 events 11 reviews

Wrenching, profound, outstanding by Cynthia Nixon

reviewed Jan 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Msstein
Red Velvet 5 events 5 reviews

Cynthia Nixon was amazing, and Nurse Susie outstanding. The entire cast was really quite terrific.

reviewed Feb 11 2012 report as inappropriate
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“[Nixon’s] is a performance that is large and lucid and delicate at the same time, and it justifies Manhattan Theater Club’s decision to mount what is essentially a chamber piece on Broadway. As directed with a persuasive combination of showmanship and sensitivity by Lynne Meadow, this production magnifies the innate theatricality of Ms. Edson’s play without compromising the firm emotional truth at its center” —Ben Brantley, _The New York Times _

Description

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce full casting for the upcoming Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit, by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow.

Joining Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon as ‘Vivian Bearing’ will be Pun Bandhu (Technician), Olivier Award winner Suzanne Bertish (E.M. Ashford), Michael Countryman (Harvey Kelekian/Mr. Bearing), Jessica Dickey (Technician), Chiké Johnson (Technician), Greg Keller (Jason Posner), Carra Patterson (Susie Monahan), and Zachary Spicer (Technician).

Exquisitely written, affecting and often humorous, Wit follows a brilliant and exacting poetry professor (Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon) as she undergoes experimental treatment for cancer. A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research.

Wit had its New York premiere in 1998, receiving universal acclaim, and ran Off-Broadway for over 500 performances. It was the most honored play of the season, garnering the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was named Best Play by the New York Drama Critic Circle, the Drama Desk Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Awards.

The creative team for Wit includes: Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), and Jill BC Du Boff (sound design).

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