Critically acclaimed play Wit will finally get its Broadway
debut, next year - thanks to the star power of Sex and the City's
The play, which has been popular in fringe theatre productions for
several years and won many awards, represents the last hours of Dr
Vivian Bearing, a university professor dying of ovarian
Nixon will play the production's central character and is expected
to shave her head for the role.
Performed as a single act and dealing with terminal illness, Wit
has evaded the main stage for a decade. Now, the move to Broadway
is being heralded a a significant accomplishment for the play's
author, Margaret Edson.
Openly-gay Edson previously won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for
The production will see Nixon returning to Broadway for the
first time since winning the 2006 Tony Award for best actress in a
play for David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole.
Wit opens in January in Manhattan's Samuel J. Friedman