Photo Flash: The Wives are Back! First Look at Broadway-Bound Musical THE FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago
The premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club opens tonight, March 11, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.) and runs through March 29, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Sean Cullen, Mike McGowan, and Tony Award-nominee Gregg Edelman go head-to-head with Tony Award-winner Faith Prince as 'Brenda,' Wicked star Carmen Cusack as 'Annie,' and Mamma Mia's Christine Sherrill as 'Elise,' as "First Husbands" 'Morty,' 'Bill,' and 'Aaron,' respectively, in the new musical.
Other members of the Club include Cameron Clifford, Ethan Khusidman, Patrick Richwood, and an ensemble featuring Lindsey Alley, Jim Borstelmann, Terron Brooks, Patch David,Michelle Duffy, Emilee Dupré, Rachel Fairbanks, Aaron Gordon, Tessa Grady, Dan Horn, PatrickOliver Jones, Amy Hillner Larsen, Tara Macri, Paul Nygro,Jeffrey Pew, Rebecca Poff, Brett Thiele,Kara Tremel, Morgan Weed, Alison Woods.
Legendary music arranger and producer H.B. Barnum (best known for his work with Aretha Franklin) is on the First Wives Club creative team as Arranger and Orchestrator; Kenny Seymour (Memphis; The Wiz) serves as Musical Director and David Connolly serves as choreographer. Casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.
With a book by five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason and direction by Simon Phillips, 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)."
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.
For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com or www.FirstWivesClubTheMusical.com.
Photos by DJ Pierce
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