Thomas Sadoski Completes Cast of Baitz's Other Desert Cities at Lincoln Center

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Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski has joined the cast of Lincoln Center Theater's Other Desert Cities, the new John Robin Baitz play about a turbulent Christmas family reunion, that will begin previews Dec. 16 at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater.

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Tony-winning director Joe Mantello will direct a cast that boasts previously announced Tony Award winners Stockard Channing (Six Degrees of Separation, The House of Blue Leaves) and Linda Lavin (The Sisters Rosensweig, Collected Stories), as well as Golde Globe Award winner Stacy Keach (Indians, "Hemingway") and Elizabeth Marvel (Seascape, Top Girls).

Sadoski, who completes the cast of Other Desert Cities, was last seen on Broadway in Neil LaBute's Reason to Be Pretty. He appeared in the Bridge Project productions of As You Like It and The Tempest last winter.

Other Desert Cities will officially open Jan. 13, 2011.

Here's how LCT bills the play: "In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth (Marvel), a once promising novelist, returns home after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents (Channing and Keach), former members of the Reagan inner-circle, her brother (Sadosky), and her aunt (Lavin). 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."

The LCT production will have set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jill BC DuBoff and original music by Justin Ellington. Baitz's plays include The Paris Letter, Ten Unknowns, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks, A Fair Country, The Film Society, The Substance of Fire, The End of the Day and Three Hotels. He has also written the screenplays for "The Substance of Fire" and "People I Know" as well as for TV's "Brothers & Sisters," "The West Wing" and "Alias."

Mantello's directing credits include Pal Joey, November, The Ritz, Blackbird, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony nomination), Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Wicked, Take Me Out (Tony Award), Design for Living, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony nomination), Proposals, The Mineola Twins, Corpus Christi, among others. He also received a Tony nomination for his performance in Angels in America. Mantello is a member of Naked Angels and an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.

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