Vice President and Mrs. Biden Attend Other Desert Cities

PlayBlog   Vice President and Mrs. Biden Attend Other Desert Cities
The Obamas aren't the only American leaders taking in New York's theatre scene. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, attended the 8 PM performance of Jon Robin Baitz's politically charged play Other Desert Cities Feb. 23.

Representatives for Lincoln Center Theater confirmed to that the Bidens were in the audience for the Feb. 23 performance of the play, which stars Tony Award winners Stockard Channing and Linda Lavin, Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach and Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski and Elizabeth Marvel.

Sadoski (Reasons to Be Pretty), who plays the Wyeths, younger son, a reality-television producer, told, "The Vice President and Mrs. Biden were incredibly gracious. The Vice President is an undeniably charming and engaging man, but I was most struck by Mrs. Biden; she's beautiful, glamorous and she just radiates a humble and intelligent humanity. It was a real honor to perform for and meet them both. It was a highlight of my career and a night I will always treasure."

Other Desert Cities centers on the Wyeths, a shamed Republican family who buries a crime committed by their eldest son, only to have their daughter return home with news of an explosive memoir. The New York Times described the play as "the most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many a season." LCT is hoping to transfer the drama to Broadway this fall.

Other Desert Cities concludes its extended run Feb. 27. Visit LCT.

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