THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light

By Adam Hetrick
February 28, 2012

Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share ten of the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Emmy winner and Tony nominee Judith Light, who co-stars in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities at Broadway's Booth Theatre.



Angels in America

 

"Pure genius AND enlightenment!"

 

 

Zoe Caldwell in Master Class.

 

"Zoe Caldwell as magnificent as Maria Callas as Maria Callas was."

 

Cynthia Nixon in Rabbit Hole.

"Unbearable pain and pathos."

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"Who but Dustin Lance Black can take court records and turn it into brilliant theatre?"

 

 

Richard Burton in Hamlet. 

 

"Richard Burton demonstrating what Hamlet actually can be with such utter simplicity of performance and production."

 

 

The Play About the Baby.

 

"Marian Seldes and Brian Murray facing down a stunningly beautiful 'Boy' in The Play About the Baby, leaving the audience feeling as naked as David Burtka."

 

 

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

"Proving that Edward Albee can ALWAYS push us up to higher levels."

 

 

Patti LuPone in Gypsy.

 

"Patti LuPone as Mama Rose: talk about dynamo!"  
 

 

The Normal Heart.

 

"The Normal Heart, performance that literally defined 'not a dry eye in the house.'"

 

Frances McDormand in Good People.

 

"Frances McDormand who was beyond great in Good People.