Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which closed early on Broadway in 2011, is set to open in London. The tuner, based on the Spanish movie of the same name by Pedro Almodovar, will star Olivier winner Tamsin Greig and begin previews on December 20. Opening night is scheduled for January 12, 2015 at The Playhouse Theatre. Bartlett Sher, who directed the Great White Way incarnation, will helm the reworked, scaled down, U.K. production.
Greig will star as Pepa. She won the Olivier for Much Ado About Nothing and received an Olivier nod for The Little Dog Laughed. Other stage credits include Jumpy, The God of Carnage and King John. Her screen credits include Green Wing, Black Books, Episodes, Shaun of the Dead, White Heat, The Guilty and Emma.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is set in 1980s Madrid and tells the story of the intertwining lives of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion. The musical features a book by Lane, with music and lyrics by Yazbek.
Women on the Verge played its final performance at the Belasco Theatre on January 2, 2011. It officially opened on November 4, 2010 with a cast filled with Broadway heavyweights including Tony Award winners Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Laura Benanti, as well as Danny Burstein and Justin Guarini.