Elizabeth Marvel Will Succeed Rachel Griffiths in Broadway's Other Desert Cities

News   Elizabeth Marvel Will Succeed Rachel Griffiths in Broadway's Other Desert Cities
 
Lincoln Center Theater announced Dec. 20 that Elizabeth Marvel, who starred in the original Off-Broadway production of Other Desert Cities, will step into the Broadway production of the Jon Robin Baitz play in March 2012 at the Booth Theatre.

Elizabeth Marvel and Stacy Keach in the Off-Broadway production
Elizabeth Marvel and Stacy Keach in the Off-Broadway production Photo by Joan Marcus

Marvel, who created the role of Brooke Wyeth when Cities premiered at LCT’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater last winter, will succeed Rachel Griffiths in that role beginning March 6. Griffiths will play her final performance March 4.

Marvel will join a cast that will include Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Justin Kirk. Joe Mantello directs.

In Other Desert Cities, press notes state, "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. 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."

Elizabeth Marvel has also appeared in the LCT productions of Edward Albee’s Seascape and Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter. A multiple Obie Award winner for her performances in Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire, Therese Raquin and Misalliance, her other stage credits include Top Girls, Taking Sides, The Seagull, The Little Foxes, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear and Fifty Words.

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