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Photo Coverage: Meet Cynthia Nixon and Company of MTC's WIT

Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of WIT, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow, will start previews Thursday, January 5 and open Thursday, January 26 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. WIT features 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), Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon (Vivian Bearing), Carra Patterson (Susie Monahan), and Zachary Spicer (Technician).

Today, the company met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the photo op!

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).

Tickets for WIT are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $57 – $116.

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd. 

Photo Coverage: Meet Cynthia Nixon and Company of MTC's WIT

Photo Coverage: Meet Cynthia Nixon and Company of MTC's WIT
Lynne Meadow (Director) & Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Meet Cynthia Nixon and Company of MTC's WIT
Greg Keller, Carra Patterson, Lynne Meadow, (Director), Cynthia Nixon, Suzanne Bertish & Michael Countryman

Photo Coverage: Meet Cynthia Nixon and Company of MTC's WIT
Chike Johnson, Jessica Dickey, Greg Keller, Carra Patterson, Cynthia Nixon, Suzanne Bertish, Michael Countryman, Pun Bandhu & Zachary Spicer

Photo Coverage: Meet Cynthia Nixon and Company of MTC's WIT
Chike Johnson, Jessica Dickey, Pun Bandhu & Zachary Spicer

Photo Coverage: Meet Cynthia Nixon and Company of MTC's WIT
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Meet Cynthia Nixon and Company of MTC's WIT

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.