Tuesday, April 8, 2014

‘Other Desert Cities’ at Silver Spring Stage by Amanda Gunther

Acting or reality; the two are hardly mutually exclusive. We live with each other’s divergent truths because we know no other way to live. Our lives could be complete lies that we have no …

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

CONTEST: WIN Tickets to Off-Broadway's UNDER MY SKIN by JK

I'm excited to bring you a contest for a new Off-Broadway play that has some great stage and TV stars, and written by the duo that provided scripts for three of my favorite classic TV sit-co…

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Other Desert Cities: Why the US agitprop on the UK stage? by Tim Walker

This excruciating, new play attacking the Reagans will send much of the Old Vic audience to sleep, says Tim Walker    

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Other Desert Cities: Why this US agitprop on the UK stage? by Tim Walker

This excruciating new play attacking the Reagans will send much of the Old Vic audience to sleep, says Tim Walker    

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fatal Attraction; Other Desert Cities review

Haymarket; Old Vic, LondonNatascha McElhone excels as the classic film thriller's bunny-boiler but the transition to stage is disappointing; the Old Vic offers a more convincing American fam…

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Family Flashpoint: ‘Other Desert Cities’ Opens at Silver Spring Stage on April 4th by Guest Author

FAMILY FLASHPOINT: OTHER DESERT CITIES OPENS APRIL 4 AT SILVER SPRING STAGE If families existed without conflict, stress, heartbreak, and deception—and if those difficulties weren’t oft…

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Other Desert Cities by John Morrison

O'Neill, Miller, Williams, Albee. More recently Tracy Letts with August, Osage County. There's a glorious line of American playwrights who have torn apart the myth of the all-American happy …

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review: Other Desert Cities, Old Vic Theatre by Senne Vercouteren

Set in-the-round at the Old Vic, Other Desert Cities brings a truly American family drama to the famous British stage. New York-based writer Brooke Wyeth (Martha Plimpton) spends Christmas w…

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Olivier Winner Clare Higgins on Thinking Like an American in London's Other Desert Cities by Matt Wolf

Clare Higgins needs no introduction as one of Britain’s finest actresses, having won three Olivier Awards, as well as a 2003 Tony nod for her Broadway debut in Nicholas Wright's Vi…

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Review Round-Ups: Old Vic's Other Desert Cities roundly praised

The Old Vic's new in-the-round season opens with the UK premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's 'blistering' family drama

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Other Desert Cities, Old Vic Theatre, London by Mark Shenton

Old Vic Theatre, London: When Other Desert Cities transferred to Broadway's Booth Theatre in 2011, after premiering earlier that year at Lincoln Center's off-Broadway Mitzi Newhous…

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Other Desert Cities review – a tense family portrait with Sinéad Cusack by Michael Billington

Old Vic, LondonJon Robin Baitz's Christmas-set drama uses fractured nuclear families to examine the broken American psycheI was arguing with a friend the other day about whether plays should…

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Photos: 1st Night Photos: Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville and Kevin Spacey at Other Desert Cities after party

Stars turned out to celebrate with the cast of The Old Vic's first production of their in-the-round season

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Other Desert Cities, Old Vic - theatre review

The Old Vic kicks off its second season of in-the-round productions with a witty, blistering play by  American dramatist Jon Robin Baitz, the intimacy of the new configuration serving well …

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Review: Other Desert Cities (Old Vic)

Jon Robin Baitz acclaimed family drama receives its UK premiere starring Martha Plimpton, Sinead Cusack and Clare Higgins

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Sinéad Cusack no fan of Nancy Reagan by Tim Walker

Sinéad Cusack is keen to distance herself from the Nancy Reagan-type character that she plays in Other Desert Cities at the Old Vic.    

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Other Desert Cities, Old Vic by Veronica Lee

Jon Robin Baitz learnt his craft writing on big American television shows including The West Wing and he created Brothers & Sisters, and Other Desert Cities - his first Broadwa…

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OTHER DESERT CITIES – Old Vic, SE1 by Libby Purves

PALM TREES ,POLITICS, LITERATURE , LOYALTIES..   With a fine dramatic flourish the Old Vic is again a theatre-in-the-round, as it was six years ago for the Norman Conquests. The refit (…

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Other Desert Cities, The Old Vic, review by Charles Spencer

Laugh-out-loud funny but also bruising, says Charles Spencer    

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Theater News: Raising Hope's Martha Plimpton Makes Her Move From Broadway to the West End in Other Desert Cities

WhatsOnStage.com had 20 questions with the stage and screen star. Take a look at what she had to say.

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Interviews: 20 Questions: Other Desert Cities' Martha Plimpton - 'I'm so thrilled to be in London'

Three time Tony nominee and Raising Hope star Martha Plimpton makes her West End debut in Other Desert Cities, which opens at the Old Vic tonight

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Martha Plimpton on Other Desert Cities: 'Oh jeez, now I'm nervous' by Ryan Gilbey

The tomboyish daughter of movie stars, Martha Plimpton never got the pretty-girl parts. But by 15, she was in The Goonies and dating River Phoenix. The actor talks to Ryan Gilbey about her l…

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Monday, March 24, 2014 by Susan Grace

  Today’s Highlights: * Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, directed by Sheryl Kaller, featuring Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller, Bobby Steggert and Grayson Taylor, opens at B…

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

On my radar: Jon Robin Baitz's cultural highlights by Leah Harper

The American playwright and screenwriter on True Detective, David Hockney and langoustines at the River CafePlaywright and screenwriter Jon Robin "Robbie" Baitz was brought up in Brazil and …

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Star-Gazing: The Power Behind the Broadway Scene This Spring (M - Z) by JK

Here's the last in my series of blogs that takes a look at the award-winning pedigree of the stars, writers and creative teams behind all of the shows opening this spring. (Behind the Scenes…

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Other Desert Cities: "I've been capitulating all my life, I'm a woman" by Jasper Rees

As Other Desert Cities comes to The Old Vic, three theatrical veterans discuss sibling rivalry, standing ovations and power politics    

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Word play: do theatre titles matter? by Mark Lawson

From Urinetown to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof via Other Desert Cities and Betty Blue Eyes – does a title become famous because of a play or a play become famous because (or despite) of its title…

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Other Desert Cities- Behind the scenes at the poster shoot by Officiallondontheatr

Other Desert Cities- Behind the scenes at the poster shoot Meet the performers of Other Desert Cities as they come together to shoot the Old Vic Theatre show's poster. For more about O…

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Friday, March 7, 2014

This week's new theatre by Mark Cook, Lyn Gardner

Fatal Attraction | Twelfth Night | Flying Solo | Other Desert Cities | Spring Awakening | Betty Blue EyesFatal Attraction, LondonFatal Attraction was a monster film thriller in 1987 and gave…

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The New Tony Nominations Rule: What If...? by JK

You've probably read about the new rule adopted by the Tony Awards Administration Committee regarding the number of nominees in the four major categories.  Simply, it states that if nin…

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