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Other Desert Cities - 2011 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth (Rachel Griffiths) returns home to Palm Springs after a six year absence to see her parents (Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach), her brother (Thomas Sadoski), and her aunt (Judith Light). Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.



This critically acclaimed production premiered at Lincoln Center Theater last winter. It played to sold out houses during its limited engagement run, and was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle.





Schedule

Running Time:

2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

Booth Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Other Desert Cities


'Other Desert Cities' - NY Daily News
Now on Broadway, where it's sporting a few subtle tweaks (good ones) and two new actors (ditto), this astutely drawn and deliciously performed play is as juicy and surprising as ever...Like a good popcorn movie, “Desert” holds you rapt and keeps you guessing to the end, although, admittedly, you may have questions about some of the logic.

New play 'Other Desert Cities' is oasis of humor, poignance - USA Today
The expert cast, under Joe Mantello's thoughtful direction, mines the resulting conflicts for all their hilarity and poignance. After Brooke pours her heart out defending her book, Thomas Sadoski's witty Trip offers an equally passionate (and entertaining) summation of the selfishness in her suffering and healing. And when Channing's pitch-perfect Polly clashes with her sister - a recovering alcoholic, played by Judith Light, who suggests what Brooke might become if she fully disappeared up her own navel - neither is victorious or vanquished.


 



 

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by BroadwayWorld TV - June 9, 2012
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Judith Light, nominee for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Other Desert Cities.
by Jessica Lewis - June 5, 2012
Lincoln Center's Other Desert Cities, by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Joe Mantello, will end its limited engagement as scheduled on Sunday, June 17, 2012.
by Walter McBride - June 1, 2012
Jon Robin Baitz, playwright of Broadway's Other Desert Cities, for which he has received a 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, had his caricature unveiled at Sardi's today, May 31. Joining in the celebration were director Joe Mantello and cast members Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Stacy Keach and Thomas Sadoski. View complete photo coverage below!
by Walter McBride - May 31, 2012
Jon Robin Baitz, playwright of Broadway's Other Desert Cities, for which he has received a 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, had his caricature unveiled at Sardi's today, May 31. Joining in the celebration were director Joe Mantello and cast members Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Stacy Keach and Thomas Sadoski. Check out a photo of the group at Sardi's below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2012
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Jon Robin Baitz, nominee for Best Play for writing Other Desert Cities.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan, has announced that award winning actor Stacy Keach, regarded as perhaps America's greatest interpreter of the Bard's greatest roles, has given his support to the MSF mission and 2012 season. Currently starring on Broadway in John Robin Baitz's Tony-nominated "Other Desert Cities," the well known TV, stage, and film actor is excited to lend his voice to the Michigan Shakespeare Festival's renewed outreach both in Michigan and the Midwest.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2012
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Stockard Channing, nominee for Best Actress in a Play for Other Desert Cities.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012
Thomas Sadoski returns to the role of Tripp Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz's critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES, directed by Joe Mantello, beginning tonight, May 8 at 7 pm at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street), joining co-stars Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light, and Elizabeth Marvel.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012
The Guthrie's 2012-13 season features three major Tony Award nominees, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris and Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, which were both nominated for Best Play. The Guthrie's upcoming season also features Roger Rees as director of Crispin Whittell's new play The Primrose Path. Rees has been nominated for a 2012 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for his work on Peter and the Starcatcher.
by Nicole Rosky - April 25, 2012
Thomas Sadoski will return to the role of Tripp Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz's critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES, directed by Joe Mantello, beginning Tuesday, May 8 at 7 pm at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street), joining co-stars Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light, and Elizabeth Marvel.
by Walter McBride - April 23, 2012
Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's newest photo series 'Photo Blast From the Past'. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems. Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's newest photo series 'Photo Blast From the Past'. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems. Today, we bring you Jon Robin Baitz circa 1997, scribe of such plays as Broadway's current Other Desert Cities and the new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (2000).
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2012
Tony winning actress Stockard Channing will return to the role of Polly Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz's critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES, directed by Joe Mantello, beginning tonight, April 6 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street).
by Stage Tube - April 4, 2012
In OTHER DESERT CITIES, Brooke Wyeth, 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, her brother and her aunt - Silda Grauman, played by Judith Light. Hear what Light had to say on the show, preparing for the role every day and more below!
by Jessica Lewis - April 3, 2012
The Drama League has announced that this year's 78th Annual Drama League Awards will be hosted by Tony Award winners Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (Gore Vidal's The Best Man). The awards ceremony is set for Friday afternoon, May 18th at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) at Noon. This year's Drama League Award Nominees will be announced Tuesday morning, April 24th at Sardi's.
by Kelsey Denette - March 30, 2012
Tony winning actress Stockard Channing will return to the role of Polly Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz's critically acclaimed new play OTHER DESERT CITIES, directed by Joe Mantello, beginning Friday, April 6 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street).
by Kelsey Denette - March 20, 2012
Beginning Tuesday, March 27, Matthew Risch will be playing the role of Trip Wyeth replacing Justin Kirk, who will play his last performance this Sunday, March 25. He will be joining Stacy Keach, Judith Light, Elizabeth Marvel and Lauren Klein, who is playing the role of Polly Wyeth until Thursday, April 5. Stockard Channing will return to the role of Polly Wyeth on Friday, April 6.
by Kelsey Denette - March 7, 2012
Stockard Channing will take a brief hiatus from her role as Polly Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz's OTHER DESERT CITIES at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Steet) to film a role in an untitled ABC-TV pilot starring Mandy Moore.

Other Desert Cities Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Other Desert Cities have their been?
Other Desert Cities has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2011 and Broadway which opened in 2011.

What Tony Awards has Other Desert Cities been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Lighting Design of a Play for Kenneth Posner and Best Scenic Design of a Play for John Lee Beatty.

What other awards has Other Desert Cities been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Judith LightDistinguished Production of a Play (Drama League Awards) and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Jon Robin Baitz.

What other awards has Other Desert Cities won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Judith Light Distinguished Production of a Play (Drama League Awards) The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Jon Robin Baitz.

What productions of Other Desert Cities have their been?
Other Desert Cities has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2011 and Broadway which opened in 2011.

What awards has Other Desert Cities been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Judith LightDistinguished Production of a Play (Drama League Awards) and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Jon Robin Baitz.

What awards has Other Desert Cities won?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Judith Light Distinguished Production of a Play (Drama League Awards) The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Jon Robin Baitz.