In an interview with thecraptacular.com, David Yazbek revealed that he and Jeffrey Lane have been rewriting WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN ahead of a new production in London next year.
"Jeffrey and I have done a lot of rethinking and rewriting the structure of it," said Yazbek. "There will definitely be changes. We’ve tried to make it more efficient. We didn’t really get the time we wanted or needed when we did it in New York. Now, we’ve had plenty of time to do some nips and tucks and we’re really looking forward to doing it."
Based on Pedro Almodóvar's internationally acclaimed 1988 film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is set in late 20th-century Madrid and tells the story of the intertwining lives of a group of women (Sherie Rene Scott, De'Adre Aziza, Laura Benanti, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone in the Broadway production) whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion. Featuring book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher, the Broadway production ended its limited engagement run on Sunday, January 2 at the Belasco Theatre.
Composer-lyricist David Yazbek made his Broadway and musical theater debuts with The Full Monty, for which he earned Tony and Grammy nominations and a Drama Desk Award.
The winner of five Emmy Awards, three Writers Guild Awards, two Peabody Awards and a Golden Globe Award, Book writer Jeffrey Lane is best known for his work on such television programs as Mad About You, Ryan's Hope, Lou Grant and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.
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