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Other Desert Cities

Bitch Slaps for Everyone

George Heymont | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Few performers could match Bea Arthur when it came to the art of the slow burn. Jack Benny could roll his eyes, inspect his fingernails, and shift his posture, but Arthur would stand rigidly onstage, glowering at one of her colleagues until the precise moment to strike had arrived.

Lie! Lie! My Darling

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Dialect plays a critical role in David Lindsay-Abaire's heart-rending dramedy, Good People. Set in South Boston, it captures the sound of New Englanders who have been stuck in a pocket of economic depression for years with little chance of finding a better life.

Tony-Nominated Play Opens In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The action has barely begun during Other Desert Cities when the family unit at the center of the show starts to unravel in one brief mot...

A Flat Yet Fascinating Other Desert Cities at Goodman

Robert Bullen | Posted 03.25.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's not hard to understand why Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities is such an effective play. This award-winning compact family drama addresses the notions of deception, trust, loyalty, privacy and integrity using a deliciously straightforward setup.

Director Henry Wishcamper Imagines Other Desert Cities as a Play About the Reagans

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Director Henry Wishcamper stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout in Chicago, to talk Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities,...

Chatting With Tracy Michelle Arnold, Star of Goodman's Other Desert Cities

Robert Bullen | Posted 02.17.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

When Jon Robin Baitz's searing family drama Other Desert Cities premiered at Lincoln Center in January 2011, it took the town by storm. I had the chance to speak with Tracy Michelle Arnold of the Goodman Theatre's production.

Theater Review: Other Desert Cities at Mark Taper Forum

Jason Mannino | Posted 02.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

It seems a rare theatrical phenomenon when a playwright understands how to emotionally connect with a generation. John Robin Baitz does this brilliantly in Other Desert Cities, running at Mark Taper Forum through January 6, 2013.

Jon Baitz's Journey to Other Desert Cities

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Baitz's play seeks an alternative way out of the seeming impasses of our times -- our political deadlocks, our family dramas, even our most heartfelt and ego-driven certitudes -- by making us experience a greater emotional truth.

The Tonys and Other Theater Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When they get their statues and say how much they love being part of the theater community, believe them. The love is real, the people genuinely grounded by the work.

Other Desert Cities' Other Secret

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Observations on the war in a desert city far away give this play its edge and weight.

Gazelle Emami

Judith Light On 'Other Desert Cities' And What She Learned From Tony Danza | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

Judith Light's career has been stamped with a series of "defining" roles -- which is exactly what makes it so hard to define. She's had a hold on the ...

Stockard Channing Hits Stage After Knee Surgery

ThirdAge | Soo Kim | Posted 11.28.2011 | Fifty

Stockard Channing made a brave, miraculous return the Broadway stage, just five days after her knee surgery, to continue her performance on "Other Des...

Stockard Channing Returns To Stage After Collapse, Surgery

Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Stockard Channing has made a speedy – some might say miraculous – return to Broadway. The...

Stage Door: Other Desert Cities

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.13.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Family dysfunction is always a rich source of drama. Just ask the Wyeths of Other Desert Cities. In this rich, Republican family, a Nancy-Reagan-like Polly (Stockard Channing) and actor-turned-ambassador Lyman (Stacy Keach) spar with their two liberal children.

Nicki Gostin

Rachel Griffiths Talks Broadway Debut | Nicki Gostin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Celebrity

The celebrated Australian actress Rachel Griffiths is making her Broadway debut in "Other Desert Cities," in which she plays a once-promising writer w...

HuffPost Review: Peep World

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As Peter Himmelstein's script jumps from a family birthday dinner back to the day before, we get a thumbnail of each Meyerwitz child's disappointing life.

A Slice of Keach: Stage, Screen and Sparring

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Stacy Keach, who received acclaim with his breakthrough role as a boxer in John Huston's Fat City, returns to television on the new acclaimed F/X show Lights Out.

First Nighter: Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" is Red-Hot

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In the living-room of the luxurious Palm Springs home where Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities takes place, a long, curved stone wall looms upstage...