Broadway-Aimed First Wives Club Gets Extra Week in San Diego

News   Broadway-Aimed First Wives Club Gets Extra Week in San Diego The world premiere run of The First Wives Club – A New Musical at The Old Globe in San Diego has been extended by one week to Aug. 30. The musical based on the film and novel of the same name officially opens July 31.

The Broadway-bound musical features a book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes and a score by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. It's directed by Francesca Zambello with choreography by Lisa Stevens and music direction by Ron Melrose. Previews began July 17.

Tickets to The First Wives Club can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Globe's box office in Balboa Park in San Diego.

No Broadway dates have yet been announced for the show.

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The First Wives Club, originally set to end its run on Aug. 23, must close on Aug. 30 to accommodate the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical based on the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. with book, music and lyrics by two-time Oscar and Grammy winner Leslie Bricusse. Sammy will run in the Old Globe Theatre Sept. 19–Nov. 8. According to The Old Globe, "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 cast features 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.

Karen Ziemba, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Barbara Walsh
Karen Ziemba, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Barbara Walsh
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