Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


Studio Cast Recordings

No studio cast recordings listed.

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

  • No demos listed.

Source Material

Based on the 1988 film by Pedro Almodóvar


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.

Trivia & History

Composer/lyricist David Yazbek revealed in an interview with thecraptacular.com that he and librettist Jeffrey Lane were rewriting the show in anticipation of a London production. No announcement for the production has been made. [5/24/2012]

Alternate Titles

  • Women on the Verge (shorter title)

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