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Judith Light Feels Like 'Luckiest Girl in New York City' After First Tony Award Win for Other Desert Cities

Judith Light Feels Like 'Luckiest Girl in New York City' After First Tony Award Win for Other Desert Cities

Judith Light was the first acting winner of the night at the 2012 Tony Awards, taking home the trophy for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Other Desert Cities.

"I feel like I'm the luckiest girl in New York City tonight," an emotional Light said from the podium at the Beacon Theatre. "I love you all in this ...

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Other Desert Cities’ Scribe Jon Robin Baitz Receives a Sardi’s Portrait

Other Desert Cities’ Scribe Jon Robin Baitz Receives a Sardi’s Portrait
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It’s been quite the year for Other Desert Cities playwright Jon Robin Baitz. The play marked his Broadway debut, he earned a Tony nomination, won a Drama League Award and on May 31, he received his very own portrait at Sardi’s. His show's stars Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Stacy Keach and Thomas Sadoski, as well as the play’s director Joe ...

Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light on Her Back-to-Back Tony Nods and Being Broadway's 'Oldest Newest Ingenue'

Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light on Her Back-to-Back Tony Nods and Being Broadway's 'Oldest Newest Ingenue'

From One Life to Live and Who’s the Boss to Ugly Betty and Law & Order: SVU, Judith Light has been a TV favorite for 35 years, but the effervescent actress is getting used to a new label: two-time Tony-nominated Broadway star. A year ago, her riveting performance as matriarch Marie in Lombardi earned her first Tony nod, as well ...

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Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light Talks Family Drama on Morning Joe

Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light Talks Family Drama on Morning Joe

Other Desert Cities star Judith Light and playwright Jon Robin Baitz stopped by MSNBC’s Morning Joe on May 22 to chat about the five-time Tony nominated drama that centers on a strained family holiday reunion. Luminous as always, Light discussed her dark role, which Joe's host refered to "as a crazed liberal just out of rehab." Light, who ...

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Secrets of the Tony Nominees! Which Celebrity Named Tony Is Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light's Favorite?

Secrets of the Tony Nominees! Which Celebrity Named Tony Is Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light's Favorite?

As the excitement builds for the 2012 Tony Awards, Broadway.com is presenting a series of exclusive video features in which your favorite nominated stars spill secrets about themselves, their stage faves and their preparation for Broadway's big night. Today we hear from two-time Tony nominee Judith Light, who is nominated this year for her gripping performance as former screenwriter and ...

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NBC Orders Full Season of New Justin Kirk Veterinarian Comedy Animal Practice

NBC Orders Full Season of New Justin Kirk Veterinarian Comedy Animal Practice

NBC has ordered a full season of the new comedy Animal Practice starring Justin Kirk, according to Deadline.com The single-camera sitcom is written by Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka.

Animal Practice is about a veterinarian (Kirk) who loves animals, but usually hates their owners (especially the new woman who runs the clinic). The show will co-star Tyler Labine and Bobby ...

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Other Desert Cities Star Stockard Channing on How Tony Nomination Day is Like High School

Other Desert Cities Star Stockard Channing on How Tony Nomination Day is Like High School

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Stockard Channing
Nominated for Best Actress in a Play, Other Desert Cities

“I’m very ...

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Other Desert Cities Nominee Judith Light Remembers Her Supportive Father

Other Desert Cities Nominee Judith Light Remembers Her Supportive Father

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Judith Light
Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, Other ...

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Other Desert Cities Scribe Jon Robin Baitz Feels Like He 'Burned Down a House'

Other Desert Cities Scribe Jon Robin Baitz Feels Like He 'Burned Down a House'

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!
 

Jon Robin Baitz
Nominated for Best Play, Other Desert Cities


"I’m grinning and ...

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Thomas Sadoski Set to Return to Other Desert Cities

Thomas Sadoski Set to Return to Other Desert Cities

Thomas Sadoski will return to Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities on May 8. Sadoski will re-assume the role of Trip Wyeth, which he originated both off-Broadway and for the show's current Broadway transfer. Directed by Joe Mantello, Other Desert Cities is currently running at the Booth Theatre.

Sadoski joins a cast that includes his Lincoln Center co-stars Stockard Channing ...

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Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light Discusses Her Pre-Show Rituals on VH1's Morning Buzz

Other Desert Cities Star Judith Light Discusses Her Pre-Show Rituals on VH1's Morning Buzz

Other Desert Cities star Judith Light stopped by VH1's new daily show Big Morning Buzz Live on March 30 to chat about the riveting Broadway drama. Sporting some serious heels, Light spoke about her killer fashion choices as well as her passion for fighting homophobia. Light, who claims she's having the time of her life in Other Desert Cities, also ...

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Stockard Channing and John Larroquette Will Host the Drama League Awards

Stockard Channing and John Larroquette Will Host the Drama League Awards

Tony winners and current Broadway stars Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (The Best Man) will host the 78th annual Drama League Awards. This year’s awards ceremony will be held at the Marriot Marquis on May 18.

The Drama League recently announced the 2012 Distinguished Contributions and Achievements in Theatre honors would go to Alan Menken, Diane Paulus ...

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Pal Joey’s Matthew Risch to Replace Justin Kirk in Other Desert Cities

Pal Joey’s Matthew Risch to Replace Justin Kirk in Other Desert Cities

Pal Joey star Matthew Risch will assume the role of Trip Wyeth in the Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities on March 27. He replaces Weeds star Justin Kirk, who will play his final performance on March 25. Directed by Joe Mantello, Other Desert Cities is currently running at the Booth Theatre.

Risch has understudied the role ...

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Character Study: See Other Desert Cities' Judith Light Transform into ‘Flamboyant’ Aunt Silda

Character Study: See Other Desert Cities' Judith Light Transform into ‘Flamboyant’ Aunt Silda

Some might say that recovering alcoholic and meddling aunt Silda Grauman is the most tragic figure in Jon Robin Baitz’s acclaimed drama Other Desert Cities, but as embodied by Emmy Award winner Judith Light, she is also perhaps the most fascinating. The actress says she is “the most blessed girl on Broadway” to have the opportunity to embody Silda on ...

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Stockard Channing to Take Hiatus From Other Desert Cities to Film New TV Pilot with Mandy Moore

Stockard Channing to Take Hiatus From Other Desert Cities to Film New TV Pilot with Mandy Moore

Tony winner Stockard Channing will take a brief hiatus from Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities to film an untitled ABC pilot co-starring Mandy Moore. Channing leaves the production March 13 and is set to return to the Booth Theatre April 6. During that time, Channing’s understudy Lauren Klein will assume the role of matriarch Polly Wyeth.

Directed by Joe Mantello, Other ...

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Sardi's Immortalizes Other Desert Cities Stars Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths and Stacy Keach

Sardi's Immortalizes Other Desert Cities Stars Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths and Stacy Keach
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Other Desert Cities stars Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths and Stacy Keach received yet another feather in their caps when they were honored with coveted caricatures at Sardi’s. On February 16, the performers, who form the tightknit Wyeth clan in the show, were joined by onstage family members Justin Kirk and Judith Light as well as playwright Jon Robin Baitz at ...

Exclusive Video Clips! See Stockard Channing, Justin Kirk & Co. in Action in Other Desert Cities

Exclusive Video Clips! See Stockard Channing, Justin Kirk & Co. in Action in Other Desert Cities

Weeds star Justin Kirk assumed the role of Trip Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz’s acclaimed play Other Desert Cities on January 10, joining a starry cast that includes Stockard ChanningRachel GriffithsStacy Keach and Judith Light. Kirk recently chatted with Broadway.com about returning to Broadway in the hit show, and now Broadway.com has your first ...

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Justin Kirk on Weeds Cliffhangers and Learning to Roll a Joint in Other Desert Cities

Justin Kirk on Weeds Cliffhangers and Learning to Roll a Joint in Other Desert Cities

As Trip Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, Justin Kirk does what Justin Kirk does best, walking the tightrope between providing comic relief and serving as the unlikely voice of reason. After his sister, Brooke (Rachel Griffiths), returns home with a shocking memoir that threatens to tear apart the wealthy, conservative Wyeth family, Trip becomes both a pawn ...

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Family Reunion! Watch Rachel Griffiths, Stockard Channing and Justin Kirk in New Other Desert Cities Commercial

Family Reunion! Watch Rachel Griffiths, Stockard Channing and Justin Kirk in New Other Desert Cities Commercial

Get a glimpse of the secretive and proud Wyeth family in the new TV commercial for Jon Robin Baitz’s acclaimed play Other Desert Cities. The new commercial offers a preview of the drama that erupts when Brooke Wyeth (Rachel Griffiths) arrives home for Christmas with a tell-all memoir that will shatter the carefully constructed world created by her weatlhy California ...

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Stacy Keach Gets Shakespearean with Skulls and Scripts Backstage at Other Desert Cities

Stacy Keach Gets Shakespearean with Skulls and Scripts Backstage at Other Desert Cities

Tony nominee Stacy Keach is back on the boards playing Lyman Wyeth, the patriarch of a dysfunctional, politically connected family in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities. When Keach invited Broadway.com into his dressing room at the Booth Theatre to show off his must-haves, we learned that the classical stage legend, who has performed in more than 20 Shakespeare ...

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America Ferrera Cheers Ugly Betty Co-Star Judith Light at Other Desert Cities

America Ferrera Cheers Ugly Betty Co-Star Judith Light at Other Desert Cities

TV favorite America Ferrera is spreading her theatrical wings with a recent star turn as Roxie Hart in the London production of Chicago, as well as a rumored forthcoming Broadway debut in Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest. On January 13, Ferrera stepped out to see her former Ugly Betty co-star Judith Light play troublemaking sister Silda Grauman in the ...

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Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane & More Welcome Justin Kirk to Other Desert Cities

Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane & More Welcome Justin Kirk to Other Desert Cities
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Weeds star Justin Kirk stepped into the role of Trip Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities on January 10, joining a family headed by Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach. On hand at the Booth Theatre to welcome him back to the Rialto were a bevy of stars, including Broadway's favorite Producers, Nathan Lane (Kirk's co-star in Love! Valour! Compassion ...

Weeds Star Justin Kirk Begins Run in Other Desert Cities

Weeds Star Justin Kirk Begins Run in Other Desert Cities

Weeds star Justin Kirk returns to Broadway in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities on January 10, starring as Trip Wyeth. Kirk joins a cast that includes Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach and Judith Light. Directed by Joe Mantello, Other Desert Cities is currently running at the Booth Theatre.

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Elizabeth Marvel Returns to Other Desert Cities in March

Elizabeth Marvel Returns to Other Desert Cities in March

Elizabeth Marvel, who originated the role of Brooke Wyeth in Other Desert Cities off-Broadway earlier this year, will replace Rachel Griffiths in the show's current Broadway production. Marvel will join Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light and Justin Kirk beginning March 6, 2012 at the Booth Theatre. Griffiths' final performance is set for March 4.  

Written by Jon Robin ...

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Weeds Star Justin Kirk to Join the Family in Other Desert Cities

Weeds Star Justin Kirk to Join the Family in Other Desert Cities

Weeds star and theater vet Justin Kirk will assume the role of Trip Wyeth in the Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities on January 10, 2012, replacing Thomas Sadoski, who will play his final performance on January 8. Directed by Joe Mantello, Other Desert Cities is currently running at the Booth Theatre.

Kirk joins a cast that ...

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