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Musical of the book 'Beaches' to wash ashore in Chicago

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Chicagoans, get out your hankies -- a stage musical of "Beaches" is coming.

The show is based on Iris Rainer Dart's 1985 novel about two best girlfriends. It will begin previews in June at the Drury Lane Theatre. It made its world premiere last year at Virginia's Signature Theatre.

The film version of "Beaches" was directed by Garry Marshall and released in 1988. It starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey as women whose friendship is tested by a love triangle, failed marriages, single parenthood and a fatal illness. It featured the song "The Wind Beneath My Wings."

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