Broadway-Aimed Beaches Gets Wind Beneath Its Wings, Will Play Chicago

first_img Casting has yet to be announced for the Chicago production, but Mara Davi and On the Town’s Alysha Umphress played the leads in Virgina. Beaches started as a 1985 novel about a 30-year friendship and is best known for the 1988 movie featuring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey and THAT SONG: “The Wind Beneath My Wings.” The musical features a score by composer David Austin, with lyrics by Dart herself. The book of the musical is a collaboration between Dart and librettist Thom Thomas. Chicago—time to stock up on tissues—the Broadway-aimed Beaches is heading your way! According to Variety, the stage adaptation of Iris Rainer Dart’s tearjerker of a novel, which premiered at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia this past spring, will have a limited engagement in the Windy City next year. Directed by Eric Schaeffer, the tuner will run June 24, 2015 through August 16 at the Drury Lane in Oak Brook, Ill. Opening night is set for July 2.center_img View Commentslast_img

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