From The Mountaintop to The Columnist, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Plays

By Playbill Staff
24 Mar 2012

Show: Other Desert Cities
Theatre: Booth Theatre
Preview: Oct. 12, 2011
Opening: Nov. 3, 2011
Closing: Open-ended
Creators: Play by Jon Robin Baitz. Direction by Joe Mantello.
Original Principal Cast: Stockard Channing as Polly Wyeth, Stacy Keach as Lyman Wyeth, Rachel Griffiths as Brooke Wyeth, Judith Light as Silda Grauman and Thomas Sadoski as Trip Wyeth.
Synopsis: In Other Desert Cities, according to Lincoln Center Theater, "Brooke Wyeth (Griffiths), 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 (Channing and Keach), her brother (Sadoski) and her aunt (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."

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