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Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB Celebrates Opening in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2015

The premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club opened last night, March 11, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.) and runs through March 29, 2015. 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. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)
Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Opens in Chicago
by Review Roundups - March 13, 2015

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
Photo Flash: The Wives are Back! First Look at Broadway-Bound Musical THE FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

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! (more...)
Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, Starring Carmen Cusack, Faith Prince and Christine Sherrill, Opens Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2015

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. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - February 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)
Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Launches Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2015

The premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club begins tonight, February 17, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.) and runs through March 29, 2015. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - February 12, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)
BWW TV Chicago Exclusive: FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast Preps for Pre-Broadway Run and Performs from Show!
by M. William Panek - February 5, 2015

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. (more...)
First Video Promo For FIRST WIVES CLUB: THE MUSICAL
by Pat Cerasaro - February 4, 2015

A first look at a new screen-to-stage musical! (more...)
Husbands of Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast; H.B. Barnum, Kenny Seymour Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2015

Broadway In Chicago and producers Paul Lambert, Jonas Neilson and Elizabeth Williams announced today the full cast for the premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club, which begins this winter at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.). (more...)
New FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical Meets Chicago with Help from Motown Trio
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

A feature on FIRST WIVES CLUB musical's official blog details Broadway in Chicago's recent event to introduce the show at Chicago Playhouse. The evening featured a 'trio of musical legends' -- Eddie Holland (pictured left), Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland -- the Motown songwriting team behind the score for FIRST WIVES CLUB. Click HERE to read the full report and check out photos from the event! (more...)
Video Roundup: Meet the First Wives of FIRST WIVES CLUB- Prince, Sherrill & Cusack!
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, producers announced today that they've found the founding members of the First Wives Club for the new Broadway-bound musical's premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Tony Award-winner Faith Prince will play 'Brenda,' Mamma Mia'sChristine Sherrill will play 'Elise,' and Wicked star Carmen Cusack will play 'Annie,' in the iconic roles created on film byBette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, respectively. BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the three leading ladies- check out a video roundup of some of their past performances below! (more...)
Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill & Carmen Cusack Will Lead Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2014

Producers Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert and Elizabeth Williams announced today that they've found the founding members of the First Wives Club for the new Broadway-bound musical's premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Tony Award-winner Faith Prince will play 'Brenda,' Mamma Mia's Christine Sherrill will play 'Elise,' and Wicked star Carmen Cusack will play 'Annie,' in the iconic roles created on film by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, respectively. (more...)
Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical to Premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theater, Spring 2015; Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Book, Simon Phillips to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014

Producers Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert and Executive Producer Elizabeth Williams announced today that an all-new production of The First Wives Club will be presented at Chicago's Oriental Theater in Spring 2015, aiming for Broadway in the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)
FIRST WIVES CLUB Musical Heading to Broadway in Fall 2015?
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2014

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. (more...)
Audra McDonald, Sherie Rene Scott & Lili Taylor to Lead THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Screenplay Benefit Reading, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Robert Harling's screenplay to the iconic film THE FIRST WIVES CLUB will come alive in New York on July 7th, 2014 at 8pm for a one night-only benefit reading in the Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street), directed by Trip Cullman and featuring an all-star cast. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, which provides 'a safety net and a place to turn when women in the creative community are faced with critical health concerns.' (more...)
FIRST WIVES CLUB and DREAM LOVER Headed to Australia?
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2012

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the US-born The First Wives Club and Dream Lover may be heading to Sydney for further development in the near future. (more...)
NAACP Theatre Awards Honors Sheryl Lee Ralph & THE FIRST WIVES CLUB – Musical
by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2010

Last night the NAACP Theatre Awards held at the Directors Guild of America, 'raised the roof' in Los Angeles as a packed sold out house roared their approval of the dynamic strides the African American community made in the world of theatre in 2009-2010. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'THE FIRST WIVES CLUB' - Sam Harris: BroadwayWorld, Botox, Goodbyes and Beyond!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 9, 2009

First Wives Club The Musical is here! Sam Harris brings you to an exclusive behind the scenes look at the production process of a new Broadway bound musical. In this, the final episode, the SamTube team compile the remaining footage from Sam's FWC Vlog diary and the cast and he say their goodbyes. Sam also acknowledges the great support of BroadwayWorld.com by featuring every video from the show, and other content. He also brings up the humorous subject of the BW message boards along with the good, the bad and the ugly comments. Sam closes with his final thoughts on being part of the new musical. (more...)
THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Extends at the Old Globe Thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2009

The First Wives Club - A New Musical will extend its run by an additional week due to popular demand. The Broadway-bound musical features a book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes and a score by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. Directed by Francesca Zambello with choreography by Lisa Stevens and music direction by Ron Melrose, The First Wives Club will now run through Aug. 30. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'THE FIRST WIVES CLUB' - Sam Harris: Sheryl Lee And I Are Telling You...
by Movies News Desk - August 27, 2009

First Wives Club The Musical is here! Sam Harris brings you to an exclusive behind the scenes look at the production process of a new Broadway bound musical. In this episode, Sam brings you some 'Dreamgirl' and guy filled antics as the production heads into its final week. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'THE FIRST WIVES CLUB' - Sam Harris: 'Dueling Flips'
by Movies News Desk - August 26, 2009

First Wives Club The Musical is here! Sam Harris brings you to an exclusive behind the scenes look at the production process of a new Broadway bound musical. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sam Harris Presents - 'THE FIRST WIVES CLUB GONE WILD'
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 10, 2009

A FIRST WIVES CLUB UPDATE! Sam Harris goes backstage with the girls gone wild, and the guys sucking on red vines. And Sheryl Lee Ralph talks about Sam's tube. Sam Harris brings you to an exclusive behind the scenes look at the production process of a new Broadway bound musical. 'First Wives' is playing at San Diego's The Old Globe Theatre. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'THE FIRST WIVES CLUB' - Sam Harris: Opening Night Reviews!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 9, 2009

First Wives Club The Musical is here! Sam Harris brings you to an exclusive behind the scenes look at the production process of a new Broadway bound musical. Sam sits down and chats about the show's opening night reviews as only he can! 'First Wives' opened at San Diego's The Old Globe on August 1st. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'THE FIRST WIVES CLUB' New Video Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 6, 2009

The First Wives Club - A New Musical will extend its run by an additional week due to popular demand. The Broadway-bound musical features a book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes and a score by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. Directed by Francesca Zambello with choreography by Lisa Stevens and music direction by Ron Melrose, The First Wives Club will now run through Aug. 30. (more...)

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