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BWW TV Chicago Exclusive: FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast Preps for Pre-Broadway Run and Performs from Show!

BroadwayWorld Chicago was on hand to meet the cast and creative team of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, set to begin its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.

The new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club begins performances on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and runs through March 29, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.). With a book by five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason, First Wives Club: The Musical features new original songs and classic hits by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland, including "Reach Out...I'll Be There," "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)." With direction by Simon Phillips, the creative team also includes choreography by David Connolly, along with legendary music arranger and producer H.B. Barnum (best known for his work with Aretha Franklin) as Arranger and Orchestrator; Kenny Seymour as Musical Director.

In First Wives Club, three former college friends reunite to find that they have more in common than their alma mater! Ditched by their respective husbands for younger women, they band together to settle scores with the men who did them wrong. First Wives Club is a hilarious, inspiring, and empowering story about friendship at its strongest... and revenge at its sweetest.

First Wives Club is based on the hit 1996 Paramount feature film and the original best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith, and adapted from an earlier version of the musical by Rupert Holmes, with additional material by Simon Phillips.

Tickets for First Wives Club are on-sale now. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.



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