Other Desert Cities: Elizabeth Marvel returns

On the 6 Mar 2012 Elizabeth Marvel returns to the role of 'Brooke Wyeth' in the Broadway premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, playing at the Booth Theatre. Mmrvel assumes the role from Rachel Griffiths who played her final performance on 4 Mar 2012

Marvel, who created the role of 'Brooke Wyeth' when the play premiered Off-Broadwqay at LCT’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater last winter, will join Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Justin Kirk, .

The Lincoln Center Theater (LCT) critically acclaimed Broadway transfer of Jon Robin Baitz's new play, Other Desert Cities, directed by Joe Mantello, opened at the Booth Theatre on 3 Nov 2011, following previews from 12 Oct 2011. The show, which was originally scheduled to close on 8 Jan 2012, is now playing an open run and is currently booking through to 25 Mar 2012.

Other Desert Cities opened to excellent reviews: Fine work in every way! (newyorktheatreguide); Witty, deeply enjoyable family drama (NY Times); One of the best new plays of the decade (NY1); Richly satisfying (Hollywood Reporter).

In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth (Rachel 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 (Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach), her brother (Thomas Sadoski) and her aunt (Judith 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.

The Broadway production of Other Desert Cities reunites Lincoln Center Theater’s original design team: John Lee Beatty (sets), David Zinn (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), Jill BC DuBoff (sound) and Justin Ellington (original music).

LCT premiered Other Desert Cities at the Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, where it played from 16 Dec 2010 - 27 Feb 2011. That production starred Elizabeth Marvel as 'Brooke Wyeth.'

Elizabeth Marvel
as Brooke Wyeth