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‘First Wives Club’ delivers the songs and stars, but the new musical is still looking for its heart

Mar 14, 2015 – 11:17 am
First Wives Club Broadway in Chicago

Review: “The First Wives Club,” the movie, was a sweet revenge caper for three of the funniest forty-something women in the business. Now Faith Prince as Brenda the loudmouth, Christine Sherrill as the aging star Elise and Carmen Cusack as the ditherer Annie star in the Broadway-bound musical comedy “First Wives Club,” playing at the Oriental Theatre. The musical is a work in progress but it has several heady things going for it, including these leading ladies, who fall together in a D-line when their husbands try to dump them. ★★

Theater 2014-15: In Act II, Broadway in Chicago unveils two shows bound for that other B’way

Jan 19, 2015 – 5:18 pm
The show is 'Stomp,' and this is not a donut break. (Steve McNicholas)

Preview: When the curtain rises for the supercharged percussion show “Stomp” on Jan. 20 at the Bank of America Theatre, the winter-spring portion of Broadway in Chicago’s 2014-15 season will surge ahead at full throttle. The dozen touring productions opening in Chicago from now through June include two pre-Broadway musical premieres, “First Wives Club” and “On Your Feet,” plus reprises of mega-hits “The Book of Mormon” and “Jersey Boys.”

In a vibrant brush with ‘Sunday in the Park,’ Chicago Shakespeare connects all the dots

Oct 12, 2012 – 1:32 pm
George (Jason Danieley) finishes the hat in Sondheim's  Sunday Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater credit Liz Lauren

Review: ★★★★★