The stage musical version of The First Wives Club recently opened at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and will run through August 30th.
The roles originated in the movie by Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn are now played by Barbara Walsh, Karen Ziemba and Sheryl Lee Ralph, respectively.
The show isn’t exactly getting rave reviews, but I haven’t seen it so I’m in no position to comment. I will say that reading about the new musical has reminded me how much I love the original movie. I can’t believe that it’s been 13 years since the comedy hit the cineplex.
What a cast! Not only did we get the three leading ladies and Stockard Channing as the first wives, we got to see Heather Locklear, Sarah Jessica Parker, Marcia Gay Harden and Elizabeth Berkley as the younger women who stole their men. Throw in Maggie Smith and Eileen Heckart and it’s an embarrassment of riches.
If you haven’t seen it in awhile, you owe it to yourself to watch the DVD. It holds up. And in the meantime, voice your choice in today’s featured poll.