Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG-13
Original Broadway Version
Gazpacho, anyone? A musical adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's beloved
film of the same name, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is the
the talented team behind DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Preserving the
unusual and exhilarating tone and style of the Oscar-nominated film, the
production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE was directed by Bartlett Sher and
featured an all-star cast including Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell,
and Laura Benanti, who was nominated for a Tony for her performance.
Both touching and hilarious, WOMEN ON THE VERGE is a story about
women and the men who pursue them... finding them, losing them, needing
rejecting them. At the center is Pepa whose friends and lovers are
blazing a trail through 1980s Madrid. Along with Pepa, there's her
philandering) lover, Ivan; his ex-wife of questionable sanity,
Lucia; their son Carlos; Pepa's friend, Candela, and her terrorist
boyfriend; a power-suited
lawyer, and a taxi driver who dispenses tissues, mints and advice in
equal proportion. Mayhem and comic madness abound, balanced by the
empathy and heart
that are trademarks of Almodóvar's work.
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN has a small, ensemble cast with many featured
roles for women. The upbeat, memorable score is great for trained
singers, giving many
actors an opportunity to shine. Perfect for companies looking for a
zany, contemporary show with a built-in fan base.
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Before coming to Broadway, the stage adaptation of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers toured the country featuring the stars of the classic movie musical, Howard Keel and Jane Powell.