Judith Light
(© Tristan Fuge)
Judith Light
(© Tristan Fuge)
Rachel Griffiths and Judith Light will join original Off-Broadway cast members Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, and Thomas Sadoski in the Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, to be presented by Lincoln Center Theater at the Booth Theatre, beginning October 12, with an opening set for November 3. Joe Mantello will once again direct.

In the play, 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.

The Broadway production will reunite 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).

Griffiths received an Academy Award nomination for Hilary and Jackie, a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and two Emmy nominations for Six Feet Under, and two Emmy and three Golden Globe Award nominations for Brothers and Sisters. She has previously appeared onstage in Australian productions of Sylvia, The Doll House, and Proof, the latter of which earned her a Green Room Award.

Light was most recently seen on Broadway in Lombardi, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. She won two Emmy Awards for One Life to Live and received an Emmy nomination for Ugly Betty.

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