2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG-13
Original Broadway Version (2010)
This story of women and the men who pursue them is a touching adaptation on the verge of all-out musical hilarity.
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, Women On The Verge will delight both fans of the film and newcomers to the raucous tale.
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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"Pacific Overtures" has played in New York City four times: it's original 1976 production, and three revivals: 1984 (The York Theatre, which transferred to the Promenade), 2002 (Lincoln Center - in Japanese!) and 2004 (Roundabout Theatre at Studio 54)