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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown




A new musical based on Pedro Almodovar's film of the same name.


Story:

Pepa is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, because she fears her lover is leaving her for another woman - then to make matters worse, she discovers she is pregnant, he has a son whose fiance she may have accidentally drugged, her best friend is a wanted fugitive and her lover is in danger of being murdered by his wife. Will they all make it through the night in one piece?


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
David Yazbek

Librettist

Librettist
Jeffrey Lane



  • Premiere
  • 1988 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Belasco Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 4, 2010
Total Performances
69
Original Cast
de'Adre Aziza, Laura Benanti, Danny Burstein, Justin Guarini, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil, Sherie Rene Scott, Julio Agustin, John Carroll, Alma Cuervo, Murphy Guyer, Rachel Bay Jones, Nina Lafarga, Yanira Marin, Sean McCourt, Vivian Nixon, Luis Salgado, Jennifer Sanchez, John Schiappa, Samantha Shafer, Phillip Spaeth, Matthew Steffens, Charlie Sutton
Director
Bartlett Sher
Choreographer
Christopher Gattelli
Producer
Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Musical Director
Jim Abbott
Orchestrations
Simon Hale
Scenic Design
Michael Yeargan
Costume Design
Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design
Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design
Scott Lehrer

1988 Film Version

Movie Name
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Screenplay
Pedro Almodóvar
Starring
Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


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2011 Tony Award Nominations

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Laura Benanti

2011 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Laura Benanti
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Sherie Rene Scott
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Brian Stokes Mitchell
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Music

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