The Verdict: Did Chicago Critics Love Broadway-Aimed First Wives Club Musical? Read the Reviews Here!

The Verdict   The Verdict: Did Chicago Critics Love Broadway-Aimed First Wives Club Musical? Read the Reviews Here!
 
The Chicago premiere of the new Broadway-aimed musical First Wives Club officially opened March 11 at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. The new musical stars Faith Prince, Carmen Cusack and Christine Sherrill.
Faith Prince in <i>The First Wives Club</i>
Faith Prince in The First Wives Club DJ Pierce

With a book by five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason and direction by Simon Phillips, First Wives Club: The Musical features new original songs and classic hits by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland, including "Reach Out…I'll Be There," "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)." David Connolly choreographs.

In First Wives Club, press notes state, "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. First Wives Club is a hilarious, inspiring, and empowering story about friendship at its strongest... and revenge at its sweetest."

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.

The musical is aiming for a future Broadway life, but a theatre and dates of production have not been announced.

Read reviews for the Chicago premiere below. Playbill.com will continue to update as they come in.

AroundtheTownChicago

The Chicago Tribune

Time Out Chicago

Variety

Tickets for the Chicago premiere are available at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting broadwayinchicago.com.

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