Saturday, September 6, 2008

Join the Club

Well, if 9 to 5 can do it, why not The First Wives Club? reports that The First Wives Club – A New Musical will premiere next summer in San Diego before heading to Broadway.

Based on the 1996 film comedy starring Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler, the new tuner will be directed by Francesca Zambello (currently represented on the Great White Way with Disney's The Little Mermaid) and include songs by the legendary Motown songwriting team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland.

With the Zambello/Mermaid connection, I wouldn't be surprised to see Sherie Rene Scott cast as one of the lead ex-wives, particularly as Hawn's character. And her Dirty Rotten Scoundrels co-star Joanna Gleason would be perfect in the Keaton role. As for the Midler part, how about the original Broadway Mamma Mia! herself, Louise Pitre.

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