Other Desert Cities


OTHER DESERT CITIES

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Wyeth home, Palm Springs, California. Christmas 2004 and March 2010.
Number of Performances: 253
First Preview : October 12, 2011
Opening Night : November 3, 2011
Closing Night : June 17, 2012

Opening Night Cast

Stockard Channing (Polly Wyeth)
Rachel Griffiths (Brooke Wyeth)
Stacy Keach (Lyman Wyeth)
Judith Light (Silda Grauman)
Thomas Sadoski (Trip Wyeth)


OVERVIEW
By Jon Robin Baitz | Directed by Joe Mantello

THE MOST RICHLY ENJOYABLE NEW PLAY IN MANY A SEASON! OTHER DESERT CITIES is seriously satisfying and gorgeously acted. As directed by Joe Mantello, who does his most sensitive work in years here, every character is created equal – every one of them emerges as selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just possibly heroic in Mr. Baitz’s most fully realized play to date. -Ben Brantley, New York Times

REVIEWS & AWARDS

AWARDS

2012 Tony Award®

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role
  • 2012 Drama Desk Award

  • Outstanding Featured Actress
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

    Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Produced in association with Bob Boyett

    Written by Jon Robin Baitz; Original Music by Justin Ellington

    Directed by Joe Mantello

    Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by David Zinn; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Jill B.C. Du Boff; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Costume Design: Jacob A. Climer; Assistant Scenic Design: Kacie Hultgren; Assistant Lighting Design: Anthony Pearson; Assistant Sound Design: Brandon Wolcott and Dave Sanderson

    LCT Managing Director: Adam Siegel; LCT General Manager: Jessica Niebanck; Company Manager: Matthew Markoff

    Production Stage Manager: James FitzSimmons; Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jenn McNeil; Technical Supervisor: William Nagle and Patrick Merryman

    LCT Director of Development and Planning: Hattie K. Jutagir; LCT Director of Casting: Daniel Swee; LCT Director of Marketing: Linda Mason Ross; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Advertising: Serino/Coyne; Photographer: Joan Marcus

    Opening Night Cast

    Stockard Channing (Polly Wyeth)
    Rachel Griffiths (Brooke Wyeth)
    Stacy Keach (Lyman Wyeth)
    Judith Light (Silda Grauman)
    Thomas Sadoski (Trip Wyeth)

    Understudies: Jack Davidson (Lyman Wyeth), Lauren Klein (Polly Wyeth, Silda Grauman), Matthew Risch (Trip Wyeth), Liz Wisan (Brooke Wyeth).

    The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night:

    Cast Changes:

    Justin Kirk (Trip Wyeth) (Jan 10, 2012-Mar 25, 2012)
    Lauren Klein (Polly Wyeth, during Stockard Channing’s hiatus) (Mar 14, 2012-Apr 6, 2012)
    Elizabeth Marvel (Brooke Wyeth) (Mar 6, 2012-June 17, 2012)
    Matthew Risch (Trip Wyeth, during Thomas Sadoski’s hiatus) (Dec 8, 2011-Dec 25, 2011, Mar 27, 2012-May 6, 2012)
    Thomas Sadoski (Trip Wyeth) (May 8, 2012-June 17, 2012)

    Understudies: Jennifer Harmon (Polly Wyeth, Silda Grauman), Jed Orlemann (Trip Wyeth), Karen Walsh (Brooke Wyeth).

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