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Dates Announced for First Daughter Suite Album, Featuring Mary Testa and Caissie Levy

Michael John LaChiusa's musical also starred Rachel Bay Jones and Alison Fraser.

Theresa McCarthy, Mary Testa, and Rachel Bay Jones in First Daughter Suite at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of Michael John LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite digitally on Friday, February 26. The album will hit stores on Friday, April 1.

Produced by Joel Moss, Kurt Deutsch, and LaChiusa, the album will feature a booklet complete with photos, an essay by Oskar Eustis, and a synopsis by LaChiusa and director Kirsten Sanderson.

A follow-up to his 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 Public Theater's world premiere production opened October 21, 2015. The cast was made up of 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).