01/27/2012 05:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cynthia Nixon In 'Wit' (PREVIEW)

Cynthia Nixon has been back in the news lately for her controversial gay statements, which she made while promoting her new play, which brings us here today! Nixon's role in the stage reprisal of "Wit" has the former "Sex and the City" star doing what all actresses who want to show their chops do -- shaving her head, and taking on a emotionally and verbally challenging role. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Margaret Edson play follows a poetry professor's final hours fighting terminal cancer. The role was formerly held by another TV star, "Who's the Boss?"'s Judith Light, while trusty Brit Emma Thompson brought the role to a different crowd in the TV movie version. While we're on the subject of TV, Nixon's fellow "Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall recently graced the Great White Way in Noel Coward's "Private Lives," a show that was forced to close early due to dwindling ticket sales. All eyes on you, Nixon.