Cynthia Nixon
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Cynthia Nixon
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon will host a benefit performance of the Hourglass Group's acclaimed stage adaptation of Trouble in Paradise. Conceived and directed by Elyse Singer, this adaptation of the famed 1932 film is written by David Simpatico. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Hourglass Group.

The show focuses on what happens when suave swindler Gaston meets his soulmate Lily, a crass pickpocketer masquerading as a countess. The two grifters join forces to con Madame Colet, the glamorous heir to a perfume empire. The production stars Carolyn Baeumler, Nina Hellman, Jeremy Shamos, Henry Caplan, Liam Craig, Cynthia Darlow, Steven Rattazzi, and Gordon Stanley.

Nixon won this year's Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her work in Rabbit Hole. She previously received a Tony nomination for Indiscretions and has starred on Broadway in The Real Thing and Hurlyburly. She is best known for her award-winning role of Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City and received an Emmy nomination for the HBO film Warm Springs. She will star this fall in the New Group's production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Tickets to the benefit are $100 and include a post-performance cocktail party at Home Nightclub.