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Caissie Levy, Rachel Bay Jones, Mary Testa, and More Open in First Daughter Suite

Michael John LaChiusa's new musical is running at the Public Theater.

Caissie Levy, Rachel Bay Jones, Betsy Morgan, and Isabel Santiago star in the Public Theater production of Michael John LaChiusa's First Daughter Suite.
(© Allison Stock)

Michael John LaChiusa's new musical First Daughter Suite celebrated its opening night at the Public Theater on October 21. The world premiere production is directed by 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.

The cast features two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (Gypsy) as Nancy Reagan and Betty Ford, Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen) as Laura Bush and Rosalynn Carter, Caissie Levy (Les Misérables) as Patti Davis and Julie Nixon, Theresa McCarthy (Titanic) as Robin Bush and Hannah Nixon, Betsy Morgan (The King and I) as Trisha Nixon and Susan Ford, Isabel Santiago (Giant) as Anita Castelo, Carly Tamer (Billy Elliot) as Amy Carter, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Wicked) as Barbara Bush, and Tony nominee Barbara Walsh (Company) as Pat Nixon.

Check out photos from the opening-night festivities in the gallery below:


For tickets and more information, click here.