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A musical version of Pedro Almodovar's acclaimed film comes to Broadway.

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Starry Women on the Verge Musical to Close Early on Broadway

Starry Women on the Verge Musical to Close Early on Broadway

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a musical adaptation of the Spanish movie of the same name by Pedro Almodovar, will play its final performance at the Belasco Theatre on Sunday, January 2, 2011. The Lincoln Center Theater production, originally set to run through January 23, will have played 30 preview and 69 regular performances at the time ...

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Video Exclusive! A Private Women on the Verge Concert with Songwriter David Yazbek

Video Exclusive! A Private Women on the Verge Concert with Songwriter David Yazbek

Without a doubt, David Yazbek is one of the most exciting Broadway songwriters to emerge over the past decade. A former rocker, he turned a group of working class losers into believable musical comedy heroes in The Full Monty, wrote a scoreful of genuinely funny tunes for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and has now presented his most sophisticated and challenging score ...

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Hello, Patti? LuPone Rumored for Broadway Revival of Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Patti? LuPone Rumored for Broadway Revival of Hello, Dolly!

Will Patti LuPone’s next Broadway outing be the title role in Jerry Herman’s beloved musical Hello, Dolly!? The New York Times reports that Nederlander Productions is developing a revival of the show built around LuPone as Yonkers’ most famous matchmaker, Dolly Levi, a role made famous by Carol Channing. A spokesman for the Nederlanders and LuPone declined to comment on ...

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Brian Stokes Mitchell on the Joys of Playing a Cad in Women on the Verge

Brian Stokes Mitchell on the Joys of Playing a Cad in Women on the Verge

Brian Stokes Mitchell is such a familiar presence at Broadway events from his years of service to the Actors’ Fund, it’s a jolt to realize that this Tony-winning star last acted on Broadway in the 2002 revival of Man of La Mancha. After that show closed, Stokes (as everyone calls him) became a first-time father at age 45, and he’s ...

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Drama League to Honor Patti LuPone at Black-Tie Benefit

Drama League to Honor Patti LuPone at Black-Tie Benefit

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will be honored at the Drama League’s 27th annual black-tie benefit gala on February 7, 2011. Dubbed “A Musical Celebration of Broadway,” the event will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Pierre Hotel, co-directed by Roger T. Danforth and Tony Award winner Cady Huffman.

The gala will include a post-dinner show ...

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Women on the Verge Cabbie Danny Burstein on Moonlighting in Boardwalk Empire

Women on the Verge Cabbie Danny Burstein on Moonlighting in Boardwalk Empire

Danny Burstein can’t share any scoop about the December 5 season finale of HBO’s hot new drama Boardwalk Empire, in which he plays the recurring role of casino boss Lolly Steinman. “I can’t even say whether I’m in the episode,” Burstein says with a laugh. “They’re very secretive.” But the two-time Tony nominee, now on Broadway as the ...

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Enter the Backstage 'Harem' of Women on the Verge's de'Adre Aziza

Enter the Backstage 'Harem' of Women on the Verge's de'Adre Aziza

“We’ve created a harem vibe in here,” de’Adre Aziza says of the dressing room she shares with Mary Beth Peil at the Belasco Theatre, home of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Onstage, Aziza is a buttoned-up lawyer, but offstage, the Passing Strange alum is charmingly bohemian, draping her dressing room with fabric and posters that reflect ...

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Exclusive Photos: A Day with Women on the Verge Cutie Justin Guarini

Exclusive Photos: A Day with Women on the Verge Cutie Justin Guarini
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Justin Guarini is giving a standout Broadway debut performance as Carlos, the charmingly nervous son of Lucia (Patti LuPone) and Ivan (Brian Stokes Mitchell) in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. For those who know him only as the runner-up to Kelly Clarkson in the first season of American Idol, Guarini’s ease on the musical stage is a ...

Danny Burstein and Ron Raines Join the Cast of Kennedy Center's Follies

Danny Burstein and Ron Raines Join the Cast of Kennedy Center's Follies

Two-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and Broadway vet Ron Raines have joined the cast of the Kennedy Center’s forthcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Burstein, currently on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, will play Buddy Plummer, and Raines has won the role of Benjamin Stone. The production will run May 7-June 19, 2011, at the ...

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Chatting with the Stars on Opening Night of Women on the Verge

Chatting with the Stars on Opening Night of Women on the Verge

Nine leading actors, three creators and one superstar Spanish film director: Broadway.com talked to them all on opening night of the musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Cast members Sherie Rene Scott, Laura Benanti, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more met the press at the Millennium Hotel, just steps away from ...

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Viva Verge! An Extensive Scrapbook of the New Musical's Big Opening Night

Viva Verge! An Extensive Scrapbook of the New Musical's Big Opening Night
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Opening night at the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown had a family feeling, as the nine principal actors and creative team members and their loved ones took a short hop from Broadway’s Belasco Theatre to the Millennium Hotel after the performance on November 4. Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar expressed his excitement on the red ...

What's Up, Laura Benanti? Dishing About Women on the Verge and Why She's in Her Best Shape Ever

What's Up, Laura Benanti? Dishing About Women on the Verge and Why She's in Her Best Shape Ever

After detouring into a pair of plays with supersize titles (Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them and In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play), Laura Benanti has returned to her musical roots in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. As the adorably ditzy model Candela, the Tony-winning star totters around the stage in ...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Fall in Love with Women on the Verge?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Fall in Love with Women on the Verge?

Take one ex-mistress, one current mistress, one ex-wife, the man they all love, a model who may be dating a terrorist, a zany cabdriver, a nervous son....yes, we’re talking about the new Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Lincoln Center Theater’s production celebrated its opening night on November 4, and Broadway.com sent Word of ...

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Gazpacho, Anyone? Squigs Serves Up a Spicy Cast Portrait of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Gazpacho, Anyone? Squigs Serves Up a Spicy Cast Portrait of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

To celebrate the opening of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, our resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson hopped a plane to Madrid…er, a cab to the Belasco Theatre on West 44th Street…to see the star-packed cast of Lincoln Center Theater’s new musical. In a portrait that captures all the flavor of the show, Squigs includes nine actors (clockwise ...

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We Need to Adore Her: Five Patti LuPone Videos We Can’t Live Without

We Need to Adore Her: Five Patti LuPone Videos We Can’t Live Without

Oh, Patti LuPone. How we adore thee! And what’s not to love? With her oversized personality, mega-watt talent and worship-worthy singing voice, LuPone is one of the greatest stars Broadway has produced, period. Now, thanks to the glory of YouTube, many highlights from the lady of the stage’s 40+ year career are readily available to view. So, as LuPone prepares ...

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Can't Wait to See Women on the Verge? Check Out These Video Clips!

Can't Wait to See Women on the Verge? Check Out These Video Clips!

On the eve of opening night, we’ve got video footage of the show that’s proving endlessly fascinating to Broadway fans: Lincoln Center Theater’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. This splashy musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar’s movie comedy boasts a starry cast led by Sherie Rene Scott, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Patti LuPone; a Tony-winning director ...

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Heading Into Opening Week, Women on the Verge Star Laura Benanti Says, 'I'm Having a Wonderful Time'

Heading Into Opening Week, Women on the Verge Star Laura Benanti Says, 'I'm Having a Wonderful Time'

As reviewers begin heading to the Belasco Theatre to pass judgment on the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, cast member Laura Benanti tells Broadway.com, “I’m having a wonderful time. Opening week always feels a little scary because you’re putting yourself out there to be judged, but audiences have been responding beautifully and everybody [behind ...

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The Colors! The Costumes! The Stars! A Photo Sneak Peek at Women on the Verge

The Colors! The Costumes! The Stars! A Photo Sneak Peek at Women on the Verge
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Here's the First Look you've been waiting for: production shots of Bartlett Sher’s production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. With a cast led by Sherie Rene Scott, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Benanti and Patti LuPone, this eagerly awaited musical is drawing crowds (and winning headlines) at the gorgeously restored Belasco Theatre, where it's set to open ...

On the Verge of a Broadway Debut with Stage Legacy Nikka Graff Lanzarone

On the Verge of a Broadway Debut with Stage Legacy Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Age: 26

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Currently: Making her Broadway debut as Marisa, the brittle young fiancée of Carlos (Justin Guarini), in the new Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

Broadway in the Blood: If there’s such a thing as a theater gene, Lanzarone most definitely has it: Her mother, theater vet and Mr. Belvedere TV ...

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Patti LuPone Dishes About Women on the Verge, Rockers on Broadway & More

Patti LuPone Dishes About Women on the Verge, Rockers on Broadway & More

Patti LuPone is having an excellent year, and it shows in the lightness of her voice during a post-performance chat from the Belasco Theatre, home of the much-buzzed-about new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Speaking after less than a week of previews, LuPone bubbles with delight about the show and her role as Lucia, the jealous ...

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Previewing Patti LuPone Praises 'Fantastic' Women on the Verge

Previewing Patti LuPone Praises 'Fantastic' Women on the Verge

Dismissing Internet chatter and a New York Times front-page story questioning the wisdom of opening Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown directly on Broadway, an upbeat Patti LuPone told Broadway.com that previews of the new show are “going really well” and chatted about her excitement at creating a musical role on Broadway for the first time since The ...

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From Patti and Pedro to Sherie and Sher, Jeffrey Lane's Inspirations Come Together in Women on the Verge

From Patti and Pedro to Sherie and Sher, Jeffrey Lane's Inspirations Come Together in Women on the Verge

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When we asked librettist Jeffrey Lane to write about the origins of his eagerly awaited new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, he surprised us by tracing no less than six inspirations and several more uncanny encounters with stagefolk who ended up working on Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the show. (The first preview ...

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Fans Can't Wait for Patti LuPone's Broadway Breakdown

Fans Can't Wait for Patti LuPone's Broadway Breakdown

With the new Broadway season getting into full swing, we asked which upcoming star turn you are most excited to catch onstage. The votes are tallied, and fans are eager to watch two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone let loose in the upcoming Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. LuPone, who will play Lucia, a wig wearing/gun toting ...

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Women on the Verge Delays Previews to October 8

Women on the Verge Delays Previews to October 8

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown has shifted its first preview for a second time. The starry show, based on Pedro Almodovar's Oscar-nominated film and headlined by Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott and Brian Stokes Mitchell, will now begin performances on October 8 instead of October 5. Opening night is still set for November 4 at the Belasco Theatre ...

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All About Patti: Book Party Dish on LuPone's 'Ecstatic' and 'Devastating' Career

All About Patti: Book Party Dish on LuPone's 'Ecstatic' and 'Devastating' Career

Patti LuPone’s nearest and dearest turned out en masse for the publication party honoring Patti LuPone: A Memoir, as fans discovered in our Photo Op of the September 14 event. Broadway’s com’s video crew was also on the scene at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre to chat with LuPone and a few very special guests: co-stars from Gypsy (Boyd Gaines ...

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