First Daughter Suite
First Daughter Suite
Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Tony Award©-nominee Michael John LaChiusa imagines the inner lives and dreams of America's best-known daughters with a funny and moving follow-up to his 1993 musical First Lady Suite. A historical fantasia in four parts, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE 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. This wholly captivating musical with a lush, sweeping score is a deeply felt new work about mothers, daughters and the surprising discoveries we make about one another as we grow. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes including one intermission
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“Sublime” — Jesse Green, New York Magazine, October 21, 2015
“A little masterpiece”The Wall Street Journal, October 21, 2015
“Insightful and layered” — Christopher Zara, Newsweek, October 21, 2015
“Audacious” — Linda Winer, Newsday, October 21, 2015

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Awards for First Daughter Suite

Drama Desk Awards (United States)

December 31, 1969 — 6 nominations including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Book of a Musical, and Outstanding Orchestrations

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PRINCIPALS
7 Women

CHARACTERS
AMY CARTER, twelve-years-old
SUSAN FORD, twenty-three-years-old
BETTY FORD, Susan’s mother, sixty-two-years-old
ROSALYNN CARTER, Amy’s mother, fifty-two-years-old
PATTI DAVIS, thirty-two-years-old
NANCY REAGAN, Patti’s mother, sixty-five-years-old
ANITA CASTELO, Nancy’s maid, forty-five-years-old, Paraguayan
BAR (Barbara Bush), seventy-eight-years-old
ROBIN, her four-year-old---and fifty-four-years-old---daughter
LAURA BUSH , Mom’s daughter-in-law, fifty-seven-years-old

In the original New York production, the following roles were doubled:
Tricia Nixon/Susan Ford
Julie Nixon Eisenhower/Patti Davis
Hannah Nixon/Robin Bush
Rosalynn Carter/Laura Bush
Betty Ford/Nancy Reagan

Set Requirements for First Daughter Suite

FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE is composed of four segments set in the following locations:
The White House East Wing Sitting Room, Late afternoon, June 11, 1972.
The deck of the Presidential yacht. A nice Spring day, 1980.
Betsy Bloomingdale’s Holmby Hills home, California. November 1986. Poolside.
Near the ocean, Keenebunkport, Maine. A cold afternoon, October 11th, 2003

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©Year By R&H Theatricals. This production was videotaped by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals for archival purposes only. All Rights Reserved. WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures, videotapes or videodiscs. Criminal copyright infringement is investigated by the FBI and may constitute a felony with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000.00 fine. This Video is provided to you for private, organizational and home viewing purposes only. By accepting the Video, you agree not to authorize or permit the Video to be copied, distributed, broadcast, telecast or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed.

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