First Daughter Suite Cast Album Sets Release Dates; Opening Track Now Streaming!

News   First Daughter Suite Cast Album Sets Release Dates; Opening Track Now Streaming!
The Public Theater's world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite, a follow-up to the composer's 1993 musical First Lady Suite, has set release dates for its cast album on Ghostlight Records.

The album will be released digitally Feb. 26 and on CD April 1. The album can be pre-ordered here. You can also use that link to hear the album's opening track, which is now streaming there.

First Daughter Suite opened Oct. 21, 2015, following previews that began at the Off-Broadway venue Oct. 6. Kirsten Sanderson directed.

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The recording features the original Off-Broadway cast: 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).

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."

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