Jon Robin Baitz’s new play, Other Desert Cities, opened at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on January 13. Joe Mantello has directed the production, which stars Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Linda Lavin, Elizabeth Marvel, and Thomas Sadoski.
Opening night guests included Laura Benanti, John Benjamin Hickey, Fran Lebowitz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephen Pasquale, Ron Rifkin, Fisher Stevens, Billy Stritch, Elaine Stritch, and Alfred Uhry.
In the play, 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 she 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.