January 2
7:20 AM 2011


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Lincoln Center Theater's production of the new musical WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, with a book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher opened on November 4 at The Belasco Theatre on Broadway 111 West 44 Street and Broadway Beat was there to talk to the cast!

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN features De'Adre AzizaLaura BenantiDanny BursteinJustin GuariniNikka Graff LanzaronePatti LuPoneBrian Stokes MitchellMary Beth PeilSherie Rene Scott with Julio AgustinAlma CuervoJohn CarrollMurphy GuyerRachel Bay JonesNina LafargaYanira MarinSean McCourtVivian NixonLuis SalgadoJennifer Sanchez,John SchiappaSamantha ShaferPhillip SpaethMatthew Steffens and Charlie Sutton. Based on Pedro Almodóvar's internationally acclaimed 1988 film, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is set in late 20th-century Madrid and tells the story of the intertwining lives of a group of women Sherie Rene ScottDe'Adre AzizaLaura BenantiNikka Graff LanzaronePatti LuPone whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion. 

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN has choreography by Christopher Gattelli, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Brian MacDevitt and sound byScott Lehrer, projections by Sven Ortel, aerial design by The Sky Box, special effects by Gregory Meeh, wigs and hair by Charles LaPointe, make-up by Dick Page, orchestrations by Simon Hale, additional orchestrations by Jim Abbott & David Yazbek, musical direction by Jim Abbott and casting by Telsey + Company.

Book writer Jeffrey Lane collaborated with David Yazbek on the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The winner of five Emmy Awards, three Writers Guild Awards , two Peabody Awards and a Golden Globe Award, he is best known for his work on such television programs as Mad About You, Ryan's Hope, Lou Grant and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. Composer-lyricist David Yazbek made his Broadway and musical theater debuts with The Full Monty, for which he earned Tony and Grammy nominations and a Drama Desk Award. Director Bartlett Sher, Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, won the Tony Award for his direction of LCT's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC. He was nominated for Tony Awards for the LCT productions of The Light in the Piazza, Awake and Sing! and Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Former Artistic Director of Seattle'sIntiman Theatre, his other recent New York credits include A Prayer for My Enemy at Playwrights Horizons and the Metropolitan Opera productions of The Barber of Seville and The Tales of Hoffman.

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