How to Play a Nixon and a Ford; Spend a Two-Show Day With Betsy Morgan at First Daughter Suite

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Musical theatre favorite Betsy Morgan is currently doing double duty as Tricia Nixon and Susan Ford in 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. She shares a two-show day at the Public Theater!

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Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, performances are currently scheduled through Nov. 22.

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).

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.

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