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Beaches — from book to movie to musical at Signature

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Yes, it’s true: Signature Theatre presents a world premiere musical adapted from the 1985 novel Beaches, best remembered as the 1988 weepy film starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. The theater’s Eric Schaeffer directs Mara Davi (Broadway’s A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) and Alysha Umphress (Broadway’s American Idiot). The book’s author Iris Rainer Dart did the adaptation, with assistance from book writer Thom Thomas and composer David Austin. Opens in previews Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. To March 23. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Call 703-820-9771 or visit signature-theatre.org.

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