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First Wives Club Might Be Headed to Broadway

Actresses Goldie Hawn (L), Diane Keaton (C) and Be
TIMOTHY A. CLARY—AFP/Getty Images Actresses Goldie Hawn (L), Diane Keaton (C) and Bette Midler (R), who all starred in the movie the "First Wives Club," rehearse for the 69th Academy Awards to held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California 24 March.( TIMOTHY A. -- CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The '90s female empowerment movie will be a musical

A musical version of The First Wives Club is set to be Chicago’s next pre-Broadway tryout, opening in the Loop next spring and possibly headed to Broadway for the 2015-2016 season.

The new musical version of the 1996 revenge comedy starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton will have music by Holland-Dozier-Holland (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland,) who are famous for writing hits for Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, and the Supremes. The musical will be based off the 1996 movie as well as the 1992 Olivia Goldsmith novel that inspired it.

The show will be written and produced by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, making her Broadway debut, but will draw heavily on an earlier musical version by Rupert Holmes, the Chicago Tribune reports.

“I really see this as my chance to do broad-shouldered women,” Bloodworth-Thomason told the Tribune. “I really love these three girls.”


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