The Broadway-aimed new musical The First Wives Club — starring Sheryl Lee Ralph, Barbara Walsh and Karen Ziemba — currently plays at San Diego's The Old Globe.
Francesca Zambello directs the new work with songs by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. Rupert Holmes pens the libretto. Ralph (Dreamgirls), Walsh (Company) and Ziemba (Curtains) star as the lovelorn ladies in the cast that also features John Dossett, Kevyn Morrow, Brad Oscar, Sara Chase and Sam Harris.
Based on the 1996 film and the original Olivia Goldsmith novel, the musical The First Wives Club follows "Former college friends [who] 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," according to show notes. "Inspired by their renewed friendship, the three women band together and take back their lives in style!"