Sheryl Lee Ralph
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Sheryl Lee Ralph
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
The world premiere of the musical The First Wives Club, based on the 1996 film of the same name, has extended its pre-Broadway engagement at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre until August 30.

The production, which will open officially on July 31, will be directed by Francesca Zambello, with choreography by Lisa Stevens. It will feature a book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes (based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith and the film script by Robert Harting), and will have an original score by the legendary Motown team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland.

As previously announced, the cast will feature Karen Ziemba as Annie, Barbara Walsh as Brenda, Sheryl Lee Ralph as Elyse, John Dossett as Aaron, Kevyn Morrow as Bill, Brad Oscar as Morty, Sara Chase as the Trophy Wife, and Sam Harris as Duane. The cast will also include Ari Lerner, Austyn Myers, Michelle Aravena, Mark Campbell, Thursday Farrar, Jenifer Foote, Bob Gaynor, Matthew LaBanca, Victoria Matlock, Hayley Podschun, Martin Samuel, and Richard Waits.

The design team includes Peter J. Davison (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), Ron Melrose (music supervision), and Harold Wheeler (orchestrations).

For tickets and other information, call 619-23-GLOBE or visit www.theoldglobe.org.