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FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical Heading to Broadway in Fall 2015?

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According to an Equity casting notice, the musical version of The First Wives Club might be heading to Broadway in Fall 2015. The musical, which premiered at San Diego's Old Globe in 2009, is set to get a pre-Broadway run at Chicago's Oriental Theatre, opening February 16, 2015. The production will be directed by Simon Phillips
and choreographed by David Connolly.

The First Wives Club features a book by Linda Bloodworth Thomason and Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes and a score by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland.

The First Wives Club is a funny, moving and empowering new musical based on the smash-hit movie comedy and Olivia Goldsmith's bestselling novel. Former college friends reunite at middle-age and soon discover they share the same unhappy story - their ungrateful husbands careened into midlife by dumping them for younger women. Inspired by their renewed friendship, the three women band together and take back their lives in style.

The Old Globe cast featured Broadway veterans Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Elyse, Barbara Walsh (Company, Hairspray) as Brenda, Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains) as Annie, John Dossett (Gypsy) as Aaron, Kevyn Morrow (Dreamgirls) as Bill, Brad Oscar (The Producers) as Morty, Sara Chase as Trophy Wife and Sam Harris (The Life) as Duane.

Photos by Craig Schwartz

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