The First Wives Club Musical

By fredonelson | 9:55 am on August 10, 2009

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.

Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton in The First Wives Club

Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton in The First Wives Club

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  4. Abigail Rua says:

    Some interesting information on here. Slightly off topic but I am so excited !. I saw Cats The Musical for the first time and the music along with the dancing is amazing. It is definitely an emotional journey that all the audience gets involved with !. ‘Cats’ will make you laugh and smile and touch certain areas within your heart. Everyone left the theater singing, pleased and uplifted. If you get a opportunity to go and see ‘Cats’ I really recommend it.

  5. Caz says:

    This actually does make me want to watch this movie, and yes I do have the dvd. So I might just have to pop it in and watch away. One of my favorites.

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    I only joined this site because I needed to vote for David Archuleta!!! I will be back, it was fun.

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