Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill and Carmen Cusack Will Star in Chicago Premiere of Broadway-Bound First Wives Club Musical

News   Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill and Carmen Cusack Will Star in Chicago Premiere of Broadway-Bound First Wives Club Musical
 
Initial casting has been announced for the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club, which will premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre Feb. 17, 2015, with an official opening March 11.

Faith Prince
Faith Prince

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 roles created on film by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, respectively.

With a book by five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason, direction by Simon Phillips and songs by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland, First Wives Club: The Musical will continue at Chicago’s Oriental through March 29, 2015.

In First Wives Club, according to press notes, "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." The production will feature new songs and classic hits like "Reach Out…I'll Be There," "Stop in the Name of Love" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)."

The musical 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.

Additional casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.

Producers are Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert and Elizabeth Williams.

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