Stockard Channing Out of OTHER DESERT CITIES for Knee Surgery
BroadwayWorld.com has learned that the Tony-winning star of OTHER DESERT CITIES, Stockard Channing is taking a leave from the production to undergo arthoscopic knee surgery on November 21.
A production spokesperson has confirmed that her understudy, Lauren Klein, will perform the role of 'Polly' while Channing recovers. She is expected to return to the production later this week.
Lincoln Center Theater announced last week that it had extended the run indefinitely of its critically acclaimed production of OTHER DESERT CITIES, a new play by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Joe Mantello, on Broadway at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Originally scheduled to run through Sunday, January 8, tickets are now on sale to OTHER DESERT CITIES through Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Booth Theatre box office, telecharge.com or by visiting www.lct.org.
Currently starring Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Thomas Sadoski, OTHER DESERT CITIES has sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by David Zinn, lighting by Kenneth Posner, sound by Jill BC DuBoff and original music by Justin Ellington.
In OTHER DESERT CITIES, Brooke Wyeth (Rachel Griffiths, in her Broadway debut), a once promising novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former members of the Reagan inner-circle (Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach), her brother (Thomas Sadoski) and her aunt (Judith Light). When Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil and the Wyeths are both bound together and torn apart as they struggle to come to terms with their past. LCT gratefully acknowledges that Ms. Griffiths appears in OTHER DESERT CITIES with the permission of Actors Equity Association.
OTHER DESERT CITIES is performed Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm. Please note there is no performance on Thanksgiving Evening, Thursday November 24 and an added matinee on Friday, November 25 at 2pm.