The Story
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Music & Lyrics
DAVID YAZBECK

Book
JEFFREY LANE
Based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 film, the musical tells the tale of a group of women in late 20th-century Madrid whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion. Pepa, a voice-over actress, embarks on a mission to deliver an important secret to her philandering boyfriend, Ivan. A two-day chase ensues, involving Ivan's insane wife Lucia, who has been recently released from a mental institution and is hunting down the father of her child and his mistress for one last confrontation. The characters include an unstable best friend, Shiite terrorists, a mambo-loving taxi driver, a hostage motorcycle driver, with gazpacho laced with sleeping pills and a charred bed.

PHOTOS
Original Broadway Production
Original London Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Danny Burstein and Justin Guarini perform excerpts from the show in this promotional video.

MUSIC
Lovesick
Sherie Rene Scott
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

SYNOPSIS

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? Gazpacho anyone?

Along with Pepa, there's her missing (possibly philandering) lover, Ivan; his ex-wife of questionable sanity, Lucia; their son Carlos; 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 empathy and heart.

LIBRETTO

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Direction BARTLETT SHER
Choreography ELLEN KANE
Orchestrations SIMON HALE
Musical Director GREG ARROWSMITH
Scenic Design ANTHONY WARD
Costume Design CAITLIN WARD
Lighting Design PETER MUMFORD
Sound Design PAUL GROOTHUIS & TOM MARSHALL
Cast
Pepa TAMSIN GREIG
Ivan JEROME PRADON
Lucia HAYDN GWYNNE
Candela ANNA SKELLERN
Paulina WILLEMIJN VERKAIK
Marisa SELINE HIZLI
Concierge SARAH MOYLE
Taxi Driver RICARDO ALFONSO
Carlos HAYDN OAKLEY
Creative
Producer LINCOLN CENTER THEATER
Direction BARTLETT SHER
Musical Staging CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI
Orchestrations SIMON HALE
Scenic Design MICHAEL YEARGAN
Costume Design CATHERINE ZUBER
Lighting Design BRIAN MACDEVITT
Sound Design SCOTT LEHRER
Cast
Pepa SHERIE RENE SCOTT
Ivan BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL
Lucia PATTI LuPONE
Candela LAURA BENANTI
Paulina DE'ADRE AZIZA
Marisa NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE
Concierge MARY BETH PEIL
Taxi Driver DANNY BURSTEIN
Carlos JUSTIN GUARINI
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

My Crazy HeartThe Women
Lie to MeIvan and Pepa
LovesickPepa and Ensemble
Time Stood StillLucia
My Crazy Heart (Reprise)Taxi Driver, Carlos, Marisa and Ensemble
Model BehaviorCandela
IslandPepa, Candela and Carlos
The MicrophoneIvan and Carlos
On the VergeLucia, Pepa, Candela, Marisa and the Women


ACT TWO

MadridTaxi Driver
Mother's DayPepa
Yesterday, Tomorrow and TodayIvan
TangledTaxi Driver, Carlos, Candela, Ivan, Pepa, Paulina, Ana and Ambite
InvisibleLucia
Island (Reprise)Pepa, Candela and Carlos
Marisa/The ChaseMarisa and Ensemble
Lie to Me (Reprise)Ivan and Pepa
Shoes from HeavenThe Women

The Drowsy Chaperone
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Jersey Boys
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Original Broadway Production
Original London Production
Artworks/ Posters

Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Danny Burstein and Justin Guarini perform excerpts from the show in this promotional video.

Lovesick Sherie Rene Scott Original Broadway Cast Recording
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