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By Tony Award nominee MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA (Giant, See What I Wanna See, The Wild Party) FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE imagines the inner lives and dreams of America's best-known daughters with a funny and moving follow-up to his 1993 Public musical First Lady Suite. A historical fantasia in four-parts, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE follows Patricia Nixon and daughters Tricia and Julie, Roselyn 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.

First Daughter Suite

Cast

Barbra Walsh as Pat Nixon

Caissie Levy as Julie Nixon and Patti Davis

Betsy Morgan as Tricia Nixon and Susan Ford

Teresa McCartney as Hannah Nixon and Robin Bush

Carly Tamer as Amy Carter

Allison Fraser as Betty Ford and Nancy Regan

Rachel Bay Jones as Rosalyn Carter and Laura Bush

Isabel Santiago as  Anita Castillo

Mary Testa as Barbara Bush

 

Creative

Kirsten Sanderson Director

Or Matias Musical Directotr

Chase Brock Choreographer

Scott Pask Scenic Design

Tyler Micoleau Lighting Design

Toni Leslie James Costume Design

 

 

"FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE THINKS- AND FEELS- WAY OUTSIDE THE BOX. MICHAEL JOHN LaCHIUSA, a GIFTED composer... has let melody and imagination lead him into altitudes where caged songbirds can soar!”
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The New York Times (CRITICS' PICK)


“With the TALENT ON DISPLAY and the track record of MICHAEL JOHN LaCHIUSA, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE is clearly a show ANY MUSICAL THEATER LOVER WILL WANT TO SEE.”
The Huffington Post


“I DIDN’T WANT IT TO END. Staged with MESMERIZING DELICACY by KIRSTEN SANDERSON and CHASE BROCK, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE is EXTRAORDINARY! ABSOLUTELY ENCHANTING, MUSICALLY & DRAMATICALLY!”
Deadline


“A WONDERFUL CAST of women—charismatic, vibrant, hugely talented. THEY COULD RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.”
Time Out


“DEEPLY EMPATHETIC & WILDLY THEATRICAL!”
Theatermania


“ENCHANTS with an eclectic mix of post-Sondheim modernism, bluesy riffs and swingy styles that are very much LaCHIUSA’s own. IMAGINATIVELY directed by KIRSTEN SANDERSON. ”
NewsDay

The Public Theatre
Seven 2016 Drama Desk Nominations