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Sneak Peek Of “First Wives Club” – Opening Tonight

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The Old Globe opens its much-anticipated First Wives Club – A New Musical tonight (it’s been in previews since last Friday). This Broadway-bound world premiere plays through Aug. 23, as part of the Globe’s 2009 Summer Season.

The First Wives Club is a funny, moving and empowering new musical based on the smash-hit movie comedy and Olivia Goldsmith’s bestselling novel. Former college friends 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. Inspired by their renewed friendship, the three women band together and take back their lives in style!

Watch a Special Preview Clip HERE!

The cast features Broadway veterans Barbara Walsh (Company, Hairspray) as “Brenda,” Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains) as “Annie,” Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as “Elyse,” John Dossett (Gypsy) as “Aaron,” Kevyn Morrow (Dreamgirls) as “Bill,” Brad Oscar (The Producers) as “Morty,” Sara Chase as “Trophy Wife,” Sam Harris (The Life) as “Duane,” Ari Lerner and San Diego’s Austyn Myers alternating as “Jason.”

The musical will be produced on Broadway by Paul Lambert and Jonas Neilson, with a theatre and dates to be announced.

First Wives Club – A New Musical
Presented by the Old Globe
July 17 – Aug. 23

Old Globe Theatre, Lowell Davies Festival Theatre (in Balboa Park)
Box office: (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623)

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