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WIT To Feature on Theater Talk and CBS2 News Sunday This Weekend

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Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of WIT will be featured this weekend on "Theater Talk", airing late tonight at 1:30 AM on WNET/Channel 13, and "CBS2 News Sunday", airing Sunday at approximately 8:45 AM on WCBS/Channel 2.

"Theater Talk" will feature a joint interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Margaret Edson and director Lynne Meadow and hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel. Encore airings of the episode will air on CUNY-TV Saturday, February 25 at 8:30 PM; Sunday, February 26 at 12:30 PM; and Monday, February 27 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:30 PM.

"CBS2 News Sunday" will feature an interview with Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon with anchor Dana Tyler. The segment will air at approximately 8:45 AM on Sunday, February 26.

WIT recently extended at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through Saturday, March 17 only. The production opened to acclaim from critics and has received standing ovations every night.

In addition to Nixon, WIT also 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), Carra Patterson (Susie Monahan) and Zachary Spicer (Technician).

WIT follows a brilliant and exacting poetry professor (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 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), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design) and J. David Brimmer (specialty staging consultant).

More information and tickets: www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com

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