Other Desert Cities
Theatre: Booth
Status: Closed
(October 12, 2011 - June 17, 2012 )
  • Rehearsal: September 22, 2011
  • Preview: October 12, 2011
  • Open: November 3, 2011
  • Close: June 17, 2012
Play - Broadway Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 15mins

In “Other Desert Cities”, Brooke Wyeth, 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, her brother, and her aunt. 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.

For The Record:

“Other Desert Cities” had its World Premiere at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E Newhouse on Jan 13, 2011. Joe Mantello directed a cast which included Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Linda Lavin, Elizabeth Marvel & Thomas Sadoski.

Total Gross: $14,799,861
Average Weekly Gross: $411,107
Total Attendance: 171,304
Average Weekly Attendance: 79%

Staff & Creative Team

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Production Stage Manager:

James Fitzsimmons


Joe Mantello


John Lee Beatty


David Zinn


Kenneth Posner

Original Music:

Justin Ellington


Brooke  10/12/2011 - 03/04/2012
Lyman Wyeth 10/12/2011 - 06/17/2012
Polly Wyeth  10/12/2011 - 03/13/2012
Trip Wyeth  10/12/2011 - 12/04/2011
Silda Gravman 10/12/2011 - 06/17/2012