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Judith Light Wins Best Featured Actress in a Play for OTHER DESERT CITIES


Judith Light is the recipient of this year's Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role for OTHER DESERT CITIES.

Light has appeared on Broadway in A Doll's House (Public Theater's Broadway production at Lincoln Center), Lombardi (Circle in the Square Theatre; Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations; Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Best Actress in a Play).

Her other theater credits include Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit (NY and national tour, Helen Hayes and Elliot Norton awards), Colder Than Here (MCC Theater), Athol Fugard's Sorrows and Rejoicings (Second Stage Theatre, NY and Mark Taper Forum, L.A., Drama League nom.), AR Gurney's Children (Westport and Williamstown Theatres), Hedda Gabler (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC; Helen Hayes nom.), Guys and Dolls (USO European tour), Company (L.A. Reprise!), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Foundation, Ojai Playwrights Conference.

On TV she has been featured in "One Life to Live" (two Best Actress Emmy awards), "Who's the Boss?," "Phenom," "The Stones," CBS' "The Simple Life," "Law & Order: SVU," "Ugly Betty" (Emmy nom.), "Nurse Jackie," "The Exes." Fifteen movies for television including "The Ryan White Story" and "A Husband, a Wife and a Lover" (co-executive producer).

She has appeared on the big screen in The Shoemaker, Ira & Abby and Save Me (actor and producer, premiered Sundance Film Festival 2007).

Jon Robin Baitz's critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES opened November 3 at the Booth Theatre. Directed by Joe Mantello, this Lincoln Center Theater production features Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Thomas Sadoski.

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.

OTHER DESERT CITIES had its premiere at Lincoln Center Theater last winter where it was an immediate sell out during its limited engagement run at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Winner of the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, it was also nominated for multiple Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, including Best Play.

The Broadway production of OTHER DESERT CITIES reunites LCT's original design team: John Lee Beatty (sets), David Zinn (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Jill BC DuBoff (sound) and Justin Ellington (original music).

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