Stokes, LuPone, Scott & More to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE

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OMG. YES!!!!!!!
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I have a feeling this show is gonna be kick-ass!
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Though we can kind of guess, it would have been nice if they had specifically said who is playing what role...
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Well, in a word: WOWEE!
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Who do we think is playing the role Jessica Biel was up for?
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I would assume de'Adre Aziza.
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which ever of those actresses are skinniest. Who is Mary Beth Piel playing?
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LuPone originating a musical role on Broadway is huge news. HUGE.
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IM SO F*CKING PSYCHED!!!!!!!
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Well this quickly became the MUST-SEE musical of the year!
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Previews start my birthday... who wants to get me a nice present :-P?
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Stokes and LuPone in a new musical??? The rumor had been floating for months now, but it is really exciting to see it actually happening!
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NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE must be playing the Rosy De Palma role - she's a dead ringer.
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Next season is definitely looking like a great one... A need from this sh*t past season.
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Based on the character breakdowns, it almost has to be:

Pepa- Sherie Rene Scott
Ivan- Brian Stokes Mitchell
Candela- d'Adre Aziza
Paulina- Patti LuPone
Lucia- Mary Beth Peil
Marisa- Nikka Graff Lanzarone
Taxi Driver- Danny Burstein

LuPone seems more ideally suited for Lucia, but that's the only character that could possibly be played by a woman of a certain age, which would mean it has to be Peil.

The only principal role that seems to have been left out of that announcement is Carlos, the son of Ivan and Lucia.
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This season is shaping up to be INCREDIBLE. Oh man. I can't wait...
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Any idea when single tickets will go on sale?
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uPone seems more ideally suited for Lucia, but that's the only character that could possibly be played by a woman of a certain age, which would mean it has to be Peil.

But isn't Lucia the mentally insane ex wife? I can't imagine that's anyone but Patti.
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This cast is awesome!!! Lupone Mitchell and Sherie on the same stage!!!! This is going to be the best season in years!!!!!
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Yessssss! The attitude in that theatre is going to blow the roof off every night. I hate to sound like a busybody but I cannot wait to hear the backstage gossip. Patti and Sheri are either going to be best friends or kill each other and you know the drama will be intense!
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Yes, ljay, but like I said, that's the only role that could even remotely be cast with someone Mary Beth Peil's age. There is no one else she could play.

Patti (to a lesser degree) also fits Paulina, who is described as "a smart lawyer, a 1987 feminist, and a bitch - although we must also believe she can be swept off her feet. Attractive underneath her business suit and stern demeanor. Ambitious, funny, on par with Pepa. It's a surprise that she ends up with Ivan."

That's the only other older role, so I imagine that's how it's been cast.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 7/26/10 at 03:15 PM
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I think LuPone must be playing Lucia....Either they have reconceived the role of Paulina for an older actress or Mary Beth Piel is doing some role original to the musical...
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SO excited. This season, in theory, will more than make up for the last season. The last few seasons, even.
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