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“First Wives Club: The Musical” Declared “The Ultimate Ladies Night” by “Theatre With a Side of Life”

Check out what “Theatre With a Side of Life”, a top theatre blog, has to say about “First Wives Club: The Musical”.

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“The Daily Herald” calls “First Wives Club: The Musical” “a hilarious and inspiring story about friendship at its strongest … and revenge at its sweetest”

“Short & Sweet” host Diana Martinez reviews First Wives Club: The Musical. She explains in her review, “The mantra of the show is “men may come and go, but girlfriends are forever” and it works — it makes you want to call your best girlfriend and thank her for getting you through the rough times.”

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““First Wives Club” delivers sassy story and Motown music during pre-Broadway bonanza” – Chicago Concert Reviews gives “First Wives Club” 4 Stars !

Andy Argyrakis from Chicago Concert Reviews says,”Besides a catchy stable of freshly minted tunes that bare resemblance to the Motown era (enhanced with the pizzazz of a flashy musical), golden oldies like “Reach Out,” “Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” and “My World Is Empty Without You” further enhance the ladies’ unification (and give the audience additional reasons to sing along). Read the complete review and learn more about the show…

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Tom Alvarez from the “Examiner.com” gives “First Wives Club: The Muscial” 4 Stars!

Critic Tom Alvarez, the performing arts “examiner” reviews “First Wives Club: The Muscial”. Mr Alvarez gives his objective opinion on the Chicago Production commenting on all aspects of the show.

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“Entertaining Chicago” says “Fist Wives Club” ‘Debuts and Succeeds In Chicago’!

Entertaining Chicago says, “The voices are powerful, the actors are hilarious. You’ll find yourself recognizing Motown classics and hear them repurposed in great ways. Make sure to see this show while it’s in Chicago!”

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“Book View Cafe” gives their opinion on “First Wives Club: The Musical”

Jennifer Stevenson, Book View Café’s resident theatre and performing arts critic not only reviews “First Wives Club: The Musical”, but also rebuts, responds and challenges the Tribune’s Chris Jones!

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“The Local Tourist, Chicago”: “Brava! to First Wives Club’s fearless females!”

Suzanne Cohen from The Local Tourist, Chicago reviews the Chicago premiere of the new Broadway-bound production of First Wives Club: The Musical. She writes, “Stars Carmen Cusack, Faith Prince and Christine Sherrill dazzle with dramatic, comedic, over-the-top portrayals of three former Sarah Lawrence best friends who reconnect years later for the first time since their weddings.”

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“Dwight the Connoisseur” proclaims “First Wives Club” is in “Top Pre-Broadway Form”!

Renowned blogger and critic Dwight Casimere has his say on the Chicago production of Broadway-bound “First Wives Club”.

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“Around The Town Chicago” reviews “First Wives Club: The Musical”

“First Wives Club”exceeds Alan Bresloff’s expectations! Check out his thorough review of the show.

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“ChicagoNow.com” reviews “First Wives Club: The Musical”

ChicagoNow.com describes “First Wives Club: The Musical” as “a fun girls night out” and says “the show is loaded with talent”.

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“Me, Myself and Jen” calls “First Wives Club: The Musical” “inspiring”, with “tons of talent” and a “great score”!

Award-winning blogger, Jennifer Evers reviews and recommends “First Wives Club:The Musical” on her blog, “Me, Myself and Jen”.

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Broadway World Chicago Reviews: “First Wives Club: The Musical”

Broadway World Chicago discusses how the key theme of sisterhood is both powerful and funny in “First Wives Club”.

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NWI.com calls Broadway’s First Wives Club “first rate FUN”!

Phillip Potempa says writing his review of “First Wives Club: The Musical” “is very easy and written as I’m still smiling from ear-to-ear: Three cheers for this hilarious, fun new stage hit!”

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“Make it Better” Magazine interviews Chirstine Sherrill!

Christine Sherrill is no stranger to the Chicago stage. This Je Award-winning actress has worked in some of Chicago’s best theatres, but when she steps onto the stage on the opening night of “First Wives Club” at the Oriental Theater, it will be in her first leading role in a Broadway-bound musical.

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Chicago Tribune: Students meet with cast of Broadway-bound musical

After watching a preview of the Broadway-bound musical, First Wives Club, students from Mundelein High School, along with parents and community members, were invited to a Q&A session with the cast and production team.

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Entertainment Weekly Meets the ladies of ‘First Wives Club: The Musical’

The 1996 comedy The First Wives Club is finally making the big leap to the stage. This article reveals the trio of theater veterans who inherited the roles of the three divorcees (originally played by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton) who exact revenge on the husbands who ditched them for younger women.

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Variety summarizes the key facts about ‘First Wives Club: The Musical’

This article from “Variety” gives a snapshot of the key players that helped launch ‘First Wives Club: The Musical’ onto the stage. Tony winner Faith Prince will star in the musical alongside Christine Sherrill and Carmen Cusack.

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First Wives Club Musical Attacks “Dumb Girl Culture” With Motown Hits

The hit comedy “The First Wives Club,” about divorced women seeking revenge on their former husbands, has been adapted into a stage musical playing Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. This article explores the key themes of the show and features exclusive interviews with the actresses, directors and script writer!

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Full cast announcement for ‘First Wives Club: The Musical’ trumpeted in Tribune

First wives, first husbands, wandering psychologists, new girlfriends- the world of First Wives Club: The Musical is as large as the show is fun! Check out the full cast announcement in the Chicago Tribune to see who is going to be gracing the stage at the Oriental Theatre this March!

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Broadwayworld.com celebrates more cast and crew announcements for ‘First Wives Club: The Musical’

First Wives Club: The Musical is an great collaboration of on stage and behind the scenes. This broadwayworld.com article looks at the announcement of the casting of the First Husbands, Sean Cullen, Mike McGowan, and Gregg Edelman, as well as legendary arranger and producer HB Barnum and the great arranger and orchestrator Kenny Seymour.

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Broadway.com announces casting of the First Husbands for First Wives Club: The Musical

You all know the fabulous first wives of the First Wives Club, but where would they be without their philandering, wandering, complicated husbands? Maybe happier, but we wouldn’t have our story! We’re thrilled to present this Broadway.com article about Sean Cullen, Mike McGowan, and Gregg Edelman, who bring a great history of incredible stage work to these fun and challenging roles.

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Local Publication “Shore” toasts stage world premiere of ‘First Wives Club: The Musical’

Shore talks to the actresses, producers, book-writer and director to get the inside scoop on the new musical.

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Broadway Buzz has inside look at cast announcement for ‘First Wives Club: The Musical’

If you love Brenda, Annie, and Elise, you’ll be thrilled to know that three talented veterans of the stage are stepping in to bring First Wives Club: The Musical to life. Broadwaybuzz.com has a great rundown of Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill, and Carmen Cusak, who bring a impressive background to the show, starting next year.

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Hometown Chicago Tribune celebrates Chicago native in cast of ‘First Wives Club: The Musical’

The Chicago Tribune celebrated the announcement of the cast of First Wives Club: The Musical, proudly announcing that Chicago native Christine Sherrill has one of the three lead roles, joined by Carmen Cusak and Tony-Award winner Faith Prince. The three talented veterans of the stage will raise the curtain next March!

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Chicago Sun-Times Welcomes Cast of First Wives Club: The Musical To Town

The Chicago Sun-Times showed a bit of hometown pride in announcing the cast of First Wives Club: The Musical. In addition to Tony Award-winner Faith Prince and exciting stage veteran Carmen Cusak, the musical shows off the talents of Chicago native Christine Sherrill. Read about their careers and the new musical, opening next year!

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Playbill Announced Exciting New Run for First Wives Club: The Musical

Playbill, the legendary source for all your top drama news, excitedly announced the rearrival of First Wives Club: The Musical to the stage. Coming to the stage for the first time since 2009, the show is ready to rock the Windy City, and Playbill has the scoop! Read all about the production details for what is sure to be the hit of 2015.

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The Hollywood Reporter Has Scoop on First Wives Club Adaptation

First Wives Club is best known as the movie starring Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, and Goldie Hawn. But if the interest The Hollywood Reporter is showing in the new musical adaptation, opening in Chicago in March of 2015, it just might have some competition. Read about the transformation of this beloved story.

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The Vengeful Ladies of First Wives Club Star on HuffPo Article

Everyone remembers the hit 1996 movie First Wives Club, about three friends tossed aside by their husbands who turn the tables and get revenge. As the Huffington Post reports, this is now a new musical, featuring music by Holland-Dozier-Holland, and debuting at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago in March 2015.

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Theater Mania Highlights Holland-Dozier-Holland in FWC Musical

The term “legend” might be overused, but it is 100% accurate to describe the writing team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, who penned hits for The 4 Tops, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and many others, creating what we know as the Motown sound. They reunited to write 22 original songs for First Wives Club: The Musical, as reported here by Theater Mania.

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Chicago Tribune Interviews First Wives Club Production Team

The long-time and highly-respected stage critic for the Chicago Tribune, Chris Jones, welcomed First Wives Club: The Musical to the Windy City with a piece talking about the writers, directors, and musicians responsible for its revival. Jones gives us the skinny on this musical comedy, coming to the Oriental Theatre in 2015.

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Broadway World Speculates on Main Stem Ambitions for FWC

Broadway World, your source for all things on that legendary scene, excitedly speculated that First Wives Club: The Musical might be eyeing a run at a main stream premiere sometime after it debuts in the vibrant Oriental theater of Chicago in 2015. That is, if the Windy City is willing to let it go!

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Daily Sizzle Ready for Hot New First Wives Club Musical

Writing for the Chicago Sun-Times Daily Sizzle section, theater critic Hedy Weiss announced that the Windy City was gearing up to host First Wives Club: The Musical, debuting at the Oriental Theatre in March of 2015.  Weiss features interviews with the bookwriters, and highlights the role of legendary Motown hit-makers Holland-Dozier-Holland.

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Deadline Highlights Linda Bloodworth-Thomason Writing For FWC

In a melding of stage and screen, First Wives Club: The Musical features a book written by Linda Bloodworth Thomason. Thomason is an Emmy-award winning television writer and producer best known for bringing us the beloved Designing Women. We think it is safe to say she knows a little about how women think, making her the perfect writer for this adaptation.

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Time Magazine Speculates on Future of New First Wives Club: The Musical

When you have famous parents, famous things are expected. Based on the best-selling book and hit movie, The First Wives Club, the new musical is expected to go great things. Time magazine writes about the new musical, with an eye toward the future, but firmly grounded in its Chicago debut in March of 2015.

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