In 1984, Cynthia Nixon appeared opposite Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons and Christine Baranski in the original Broadway production of The Real Thing – and now, 30 years later, she's returning to star in the same play that helped kickstart her career!
The Sex and the City actress has been cast in the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming revival of the Tom Stoppard-drama, but this time she's slated to play the role Baranski originated.
The play, which focuses on the relationship between an actress and a Scottish soldier she's working to set free from imprisonment, was hugely successful when it debuted on Broadway in 1984, winning the Tony Award for Best Play and awards for each of its three stars.
Nixon attends a party for the cast of The Real Thing
A 2000 revival starring Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle also won Tonys for Best Revival, Actor and Actress.
This production will star Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, who are both making their Broadway debut. Previews begin on Oct. 2 at the American Airlines Theatre and opening night is set for Oct. 30.
The Real Thing isn't Nixon's only Broadway credit. She won a Tony award for Best Actress in 2006's Rabbit Hole and most recently appeared in the 2012 revival of Margaret Edson's Wit.
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