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From Sex and the City to the Stage

The days of Carrie Bradshaw and her three fun-loving New Yorker girlfriends gracing our TV sets every week may be long behind us; but for the real-life ladies behind those characters, there are still many performances to be had. And two in particular have recently taken to the Broadway stage!

Casting has just finished for the show Wit, which will start its Broadway run on January 26 and which stars Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in the Sex and the City series. In the play, Nixon portrays a professor of poetry that is suffering from cancer and undergoing an experimental treatment for it. Throughout the play, there’s no doubt that Nixon will be able to bring a depth to the character unlike any other. Not only because of her prior Broadway performances, which included “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” but also due to her own personal battle with breast cancer, which has been in remission since 2008.

Tickets for Wit are now on sale and after the opening, the show will run until March 11, 2012 at the Samual J. Friedman Theatre.

But Nixon isn’t the only one to find a different venue after the Sex and the City show and movies — Kim Cattrall, the actress that played Samantha on the hit show — has also taken to the stage in a show called Private Lives, which first played in Toronto, Ontario before making its way to Broadway. In the play, Cattrall still gets in touch with her Samantha side, portraying a woman that runs off with her ex-husband while honeymooning with her new one. On-stage Cattrall is also joined by Paul Gross, a fellow Canadian actor most well-known for his appearances in Due South and Slings and Arrows.

Private Lives is currently playing at the Music Box Theatre until December with dates thereafter to be announced. To get Private Lives tickets just visit the website.

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