Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the production has been extended through Nov. 22. A cast album is also planned. First Daughter Suite features book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. It is a companion to his earlier work, the 1993 musical First Lady Suite.
The cast comprises Alison Fraser (Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford); Rachel Bay Jones (Laura Bush, Rosalynn Carter); Caissie Levy (Patti Davis, Julie Nixon); Theresa McCarthy (Robin Bush, Hannah Nixon); Betsy Morgan (Tricia Nixon, Susan Ford); Isabel Santiago (Anita Castelo); Carly Tamer (Amy Carter); Mary Testa (Barbara Bush); and Barbara Walsh (Pat Nixon).
Here's a look at excerpts of songs from the production:
A historical fantasia in four parts, First Daughter Suite, according to press notes, "follows Patricia Nixon and daughters Tricia and Julie, Rosalynn and Amy Carter, Betty and Susan Ford, Patti Davis and mom Nancy Reagan, and Barbara Bush and daughter-in-law Laura as they strive to live meaningful lives in the public eye, while dealing with the complex private relationships all of us face with our parents and children."
The production also has scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Ken Travis and hair and wig design by Robert-Charles Vallance.
Tickets can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, by visiting PublicTheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.