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Cynthia Nixon shows support for comedy play Oh God A Show About Abortion at opening night

Cynthia Nixon threw her support behind a new one-woman show, entitled Oh God, A Show About Abortion, at the opening night at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York.

The actress, 56, looked sensational in a pink dress as she walked the red carpet of the comedic new show.

Elevating her height in a pair of beige pointed heels, she added a pair of spiral gold earrings and styled her short tresses combed to one side.

Eye-catching: Cynthia Nixon threw her support behind a new comedy play entitled Oh God, A Show About Abortion, as she attended the opening night at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York

Eye-catching: Cynthia Nixon threw her support behind a new comedy play entitled Oh God, A Show About Abortion, as she attended the opening night at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York

Eye-catching: Cynthia Nixon threw her support behind a new comedy play entitled Oh God, A Show About Abortion, as she attended the opening night at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York

Bold: The actress, 56, looked sensational in a pink dress

Bold: The actress, 56, looked sensational in a pink dress

Bold: The actress, 56, looked sensational in a pink dress

She was joined by Vogue editor Anna Wintour who looked typically stylish in a floral printed dress.

Also in attendance at the event was actor Tituss Burgess who cut a stylish figure in a white T-shirt and black polka dot trousers.

V Ensler and Sunsara Taylor made a political statement as they posed together wearing green bandanas for pro-choice group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights.

There for them: Cynthia was keen to show her support for the new show

There for them: Cynthia was keen to show her support for the new show

There for them: Cynthia was keen to show her support for the new show 

Creator of the show and comedian Alison Leiby proudly posed for photos.

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Her play has lauded by critics for its powerful message, relatability and timely relevance to the current political situation.

The show’s run comes as the US Supreme Court looks set to overturn a landmark ruling that effectively legalised abortions across America, handing the power to decide whether or not to permit the procedure back to individual states.

Powerful figure: She was joined by Vogue editor Anna Wintour

Powerful figure: She was joined by Vogue editor Anna Wintour

Powerful figure: She was joined by Vogue editor Anna Wintour

Proud moment: Creator of the show and comedian Alison Leiby proudly posed for photos

Proud moment: Creator of the show and comedian Alison Leiby proudly posed for photos

Proud moment: Creator of the show and comedian Alison Leiby proudly posed for photos

High praise: Her play has lauded by critics for its powerful message, relatability and timely relevance to the current political situation

High praise: Her play has lauded by critics for its powerful message, relatability and timely relevance to the current political situation

High praise: Her play has lauded by critics for its powerful message, relatability and timely relevance to the current political situation

Relevant: The show's run comes as the US Supreme Court looks set to overturn a landmark ruling that effectively legalised abortions across America, handing the power to decide whether or not to permit the procedure back to individual states

Relevant: The show's run comes as the US Supreme Court looks set to overturn a landmark ruling that effectively legalised abortions across America, handing the power to decide whether or not to permit the procedure back to individual states

Relevant: The show’s run comes as the US Supreme Court looks set to overturn a landmark ruling that effectively legalised abortions across America, handing the power to decide whether or not to permit the procedure back to individual states

A draft legal opinion, which was leaked to Politico, reveals five Republican-nominated judges – a majority of the court’s nine judges – are in agreement on the issue which would be enough to force a change in the law — though their decision is not final until the ruling is officially published.

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Partisan fighting over the issue began almost immediately after the leak, with Democrats vowing to defend abortion rights while Republican lawmakers demanded a probe into the leak as they denounced it as an attempt to ‘intimidate’ the justices into changing their minds.

Neal Katyal, a former acting US Solicitor General under former President Barack Obama, said: ‘This is the biggest step back for women in decades. It will have proven consequences. You can have now a flat ban on abortion in any state.’

In the leaked document, conservative Justice Samuel Alito writes that Roe v Wade – the 1973 Supreme Court ruling which found that excessive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional – was ‘egregiously wrong from the start’ and ‘must be overruled’.

On trend: Also in attendance at the event was actor Tituss Burgess

On trend: Also in attendance at the event was actor Tituss Burgess

On trend: Also in attendance at the event was actor Tituss Burgess

Statement: Eve Ensler and Sunsara Taylor made a political statement as they posed together wearing green bandanas for pro-choice group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights

Statement: Eve Ensler and Sunsara Taylor made a political statement as they posed together wearing green bandanas for pro-choice group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights

Statement: Eve Ensler and Sunsara Taylor made a political statement as they posed together wearing green bandanas for pro-choice group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights

Casual: Politician Chi Osse looked casual in a blue jacket, black T-shirt and navy pants

Casual: Politician Chi Osse looked casual in a blue jacket, black T-shirt and navy pants

Casual: Politician Chi Osse looked casual in a blue jacket, black T-shirt and navy pants

Oh God A Show About Abortion – WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING… 

James Wilson – Talkin’ Broadway

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 ‘Over the course of the evening, nearly every joke lands, and the laughs come fast and furious even when she is talking about what people would rather not talk about.’

Jason Zinoman – The New York Times 

‘Without a trace of didacticism, she finds humor in the messy, confusing, sometimes banal experience of an unwanted pregnancy and an abortion.’

Helen Shaw – Vulture

‘Alison Leiby’s comic monologue at the Cherry Lane Theatre, a mild comedy-special-in-search-of-itself, doesn’t have the spark that a solo show like this needs. So it’s handy that Leiby is offering it to an audience already on fire.’

Raven Snook – TimeOut 

‘Although Leiby spends most of the show center stage with a microphone, quipping to the converted, director Lila Neugebauer helps transcend its comedy-club origins to become a compelling journey with clear emotional beats’.

Gillian Russo – New York Theatre Guide

‘She should really rename her show Oh Good, A Show About Abortion, and all types of people should bear witness to it. Her story is more necessary now than ever. ‘

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