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MTC Announces WIT to Extend Through Mar 17

Manhattan Theatre Club

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES

WIT

TO EXTEND THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 17 DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE (261 WEST 47TH STREET)

“An inescapably moving, immaculately staged 100-minute journey.
Cynthia Nixon cuts to the bone in a performance
that is large, lucid, and delicate at the same time.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce that WIT, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow will extend at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement must close after the evening performance on Saturday, March 17.

WIT opened on Thursday, January 26 to acclaim from critics and has received standing ovations every night. Critics called Margaret Edson’s play as “a masterpiece” (NY1), praised director Lynne Meadow’s “unerringly focused staging” (The Hollywood Reporter) and said Cynthia Nixon is delivering a performance that is the “pinnacle of her long and rich stage career” (The Bergen Record).

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).

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) and J. David Brimmer (specialty staging consultant).

Tickets for WIT and THE COLUMNIST 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 $67 – $121.

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

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR WIT:

Please note, WIT is dark on Mondays:

·       THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 11: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

·       MONDAY, MARCH 12 – SATURDAY, MARCH 17: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. There will only be seven performances during this final week.

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