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Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway Premiere of WIT Begins Tomorrow, Jan 26

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S BROADWAY PREMIERE OF

WIT

OPENS TOMORROW, JANUARY 26
AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE (261 WEST 47TH STREET)

 Get Wit Tickets

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of WIT, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow will open tomorrow, January 26 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

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).

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 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.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR WIT:

Please note, WIT is dark on Mondays:

·         THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 29: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note that there are only seven performances on sale to the general public this week.
·         MONDAY, JANUARY 30 – SUNDAY, MARCH 4: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
·         MONDAY, MARCH 5 – SUNDAY, MARCH 11: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

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