Revised WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN to Get First Regional Staging in Indiana
Munster, Indiana's Theatre at the Center will be the first professional company to stage a regional production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, which is set to play September 11- October 19, 2014. The musical, which played only 69 performances on Broadway in 2010, will feature a revised the script by creators Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek.
Set in a madcap Madrid, Women on the verge of a Nervous Breakdown is based on Pedro Almodóvar's film of the same name. Lane and Yazbek, the team behind DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, took Almodóvar's tale and infused it with their own wry, comic style and an irresistible Spanish beat.
The musical tells the tale of a group of women in late 20th-century Madrid whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion. It is based on the 1988 film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
Women on the Verge opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre on November 4, 2010, with previews starting October 8. The musical starred Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Laura Benanti, with direction by Bartlett Sher. Justin Guarini, the runner up from the first season of American Idol, made his Broadway debut as Carlos. The production was a limited engagement that was scheduled to end on January 23, 2011, but due to low grosses and ticket sales, closed early on January 2, 2011. At the time of closing, the show had played 30 previews and 69 regular performances.
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Theatre at the Center (TATC) is the resident theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts. Its 5 Mainstage productions attract an audience of over 50,000 annually. TATC operates on an Actors Equity contract and regularly employs the finest performers in the greater Chicago area for its year-round seasons of classic American musicals, new plays and comedies. Other programming includes 4 Theatre for Young Audiences productions annually, theatre classes for young people and special events, including music, comedy and limited run theatrical works. A not for profit organization, TATC is sustained by grants (including the Indiana Arts Commission), individual donations and major support from the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana.