STAGE TUBE: Cynthia Nixon Appears on ABC's LIVE! WITH KELLY

By: Jan. 24, 2012
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Cynthia Nixon, who is currently appearing as ‘Vivian Bearing' in the Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway premiere of WIT, was a guest on ABC's "Live with Kelly!" this morning. Sporting her new bald head, Nixon explained that her new look required more maintainance than she had originally expected. "I thought it was kind of gonna be no muss-no fuss, but I have to shave it every day! It's got kind of a five o'clock shadow, and you don't want to go on with that," joked the actress. "I was always kind of curious to see what it would be like. I like it; I don't think I'm gonna keep it forever."

Nixon is returning to Manhattan Theatre Club following her Tony Award-winning performance in David Lindsay-Abaire's 'Rabbit Hole'. Her other stage credits include: Distracted, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Women, and her remarkable simultaneous Broadway performances in Hurlyburly and The Real Thing. Nixon earned her first Emmy as ‘Miranda Hobbes' in the iconic HBO series "Sex and the City," and a second Emmy for her guest starring role on "Law & Order: SVU." She can currently be seen in Showtime's critically acclaimed series "The Big C" opposite Laura Linney.

WIT by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow is currently in previews and will open this Thursday, January 26 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

In addition to Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia 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).

Exquisitely written, affecting, and often humorous, 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 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), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design), J. David Brimmer (specialty staging consultant).

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

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