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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Wit — Nominee for Best Revival of a Play

Cynthia Nixon & Greg Keller in 'Wit'

Opened:
January 26, 2012

Closed:
March 17, 2012

Author:
Margaret Edson

The Story:
As Wit begins, Dr. Vivian Bearing, a distinguished poetry professor, is diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer. The play charts her experiences with experimental chemotherapy and treatment by medical professionals, with frequent pauses to discuss the poetry of John Donne.

Show History:
Wit premiered at MCC Theater in September 1998, starring Kathleen Chalfant as Vivian Bearing, and quickly transferred to the Union Square Theatre for a run that continued through April 2000. The play received its Broadway debut in Manhattan Theatre Club’s revival, starring Cynthia Nixon.

Producers:
Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove)

Other Honors:
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite Play Revival
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Revival of a Play

Fun Fact:
After Wit won critical acclaim and the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Margaret Edson returned to her life as a junior high school teacher in Atlanta and never wrote another play.

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