First Daughter Suite Announces Extension at the Public Theater
Michael John LaChiusa's musical fantasia adds a week of performances to its world-premiere run.
Michael John LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite has added one week of performances to its world-premiere run at the Public Theater. The production will now run through November 22, following an originally scheduled closing date of November 15.
A follow-up to LaChiusa's 1993 Public musical First Lady Suite, First Daughter Suite is a historical fantasia in four parts. The musical follows Patricia Nixon and daughters Tricia and Julie, Rosalynn and Amy Carter, Betty and Susan Ford, Patti Davis and mom Nancy Reagan, and Barbara Bush and daughter-in-law Laura as they strive to live meaningful lives in the public eye, while dealing with the complex private relationships all of us face with our parents and children.
Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the cast features Alison Fraser (Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford); Rachel Bay Jones (Laura Bush, Rosalynn Carter); Caissie Levy (Patti Davis, Julie Nixon); Theresa McCarthy (Robin Bush, Hannah Nixon); Betsy Morgan (Tricia Nixon, Susan Ford); Isabel Santiago (Anita Castelo); Carly Tamer (Amy Carter); Mary Testa (Barbara Bush); and Barbara Walsh (Pat Nixon).
The company recently recorded an original cast album with Ghostlight Records, which is to be released later this season.