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Bald Cynthia Nixon Wins Rave Reviews For 'Wit' (Photos)

January 27th, 2012 8:28am EST
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Cynthia Nixon

"Sex And The City" star Cynthia Nixon has won over critics with her "brave" and "shattering" performance in the Broadway production of "Wit.

The actress shaved her head to take on the role of cancer patient Vivian in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, and the play gained a slew of positive reviews after it was unveiled to the press this week.

David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter has called Nixon's portrayal of a dying woman "shattering", adding, "Nixon's brittle intensity and cool intelligence make her an ideal match for the uncompromising Vivian."

The New York Post's theatre critic Elisabeth Vincentelli writes, "Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Wit offers a lucky - and brave - actress a complex, finely detailed role that's as demanding as it is rewarding... (Nixon) is respectful, reliable and committed, having shaved everything for the role."

Joe Dziemianowicz, of the New York Daily News, goes on to compare Nixon's performance to her most famous role in hit TV show Sex and The City and her Tony Award-winning appearance in Rabbit Hole in 2006.

He writes, "Nixon brings the cool, detached demeanor familiar from her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City as well as the grieving mother in Rabbit Hole, for which she won a Tony Award in 2006. She gives a commanding performance, one in which hard, sharp edges subtly soften."

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