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Distacted, Cynthia Nixon to star in Roundabout's New York premiere of Lisa Loomer's drama

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Cynthia Nixon will star in the New York premiere of Lisa Loomer�s Distracted, directed by Mark Brokaw which will be gin performances at the Laura Pels Theatre in Feb 2009 for a limited engagement.

Additional cast members, design team and production dates will be announced shortly.

No dates or theatre has been announced for the Broadway run, though it will most probably bow on the Great White Way in the late Spring or early summer of 2009.

Distracted: a contemporary American mom (Cynthia Nixon) reaches out to teachers, psychotherapists, and neighbors to figure out if Attention Deficit Disorder is the root of her son�s problems.

Distracted had its world premiere in March 2007 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Cynthia Nixon (Mama) returns to Roundabout having last appeared in the 2001 production of 'The Women' at the American Airlines Theatre. She returns to the New York stage after her Tony winning performance in the 2006 production of 'Rabbit Hole' and 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.'

Mark Brokaw (director) also returns to the Roundabout and the Laura Pels Theatre after directing the 2006 production of Tennessee Williams� 'Suddenly Last Summer' with Blythe Danner and Carla Gugino and 'The Constant Wife' at the American Airlines Theatre in 2004.

Lisa Loomer�s plays, including 'Living Out,' 'The Waiting Room,' 'Expecting Isabel,' 'Broken Hearts,' 'Birds,' 'Boc�n!' 'Looking for Angels,' 'Cuts,' 'Maria!, Maria, Maria, Maria!' and 'Accelerando' have been produced at such theatres as the Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, South Coast Rep, the Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, Missouri Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Trinity Rep, Theater Works, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and in New York at the Vineyard Theatre, Second Stage, Intar, and the Public.

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