PHOTO CALL: Women on the Verge Rehearsal Shots

News   PHOTO CALL: Women on the Verge Rehearsal Shots The new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, starring Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell, will begin performances Oct. 8 at the Belasco Theatre.

Here's how LCT bills Women on the Verge: "Both touching and hilarious, it's a story about women and the men who pursue them... finding them, losing them, needing them, and rejecting them. At the center is Pepa whose friends and lovers are blazing a trail through 1980s Madrid. And why do they all keep showing up at her high-rise apartment? Is it her gazpacho? Along with Pepa, there's her missing (possibly philandering) lover, Ivan; his ex-wife of questionable sanity, Lucia; Pepa's friend, Candela, and her terrorist boyfriend; a power-suited lawyer plus a taxi driver who dispenses tissues, mints and advice in equal proportion. Mayhem and comic madness abound, balanced by the empathy and heart that are trademarks of Almodóvar's work. And of Bartlett Sher's too."

Here is the cast in rehearsal:

The starry ensemble boasts Tony Award nominee Scott (Everyday Rapture, The Little Mermaid), two-time Tony Award winner LuPone (Evita, Gypsy), Tony Award winner Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime), Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, In the Next Room), Tony nominee Danny Burstein (South Pacific), Tony nominee de'Adre Aziza (Passing Strange), Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil (Nine, Sunday in the Park With George), Justin Guarini ("American Idol") and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Seussical).

Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, Light in the Piazza) helms the musical based on Pedro Almodóvar's Academy Award-nominated 1988 film. Opening night is scheduled for Nov. 4.

For tickets visit LCT.org, or phone Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 West 44th Street.

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