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Women on the Verge... to close three months early
It has been reported that new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown which is currently running at the Playhouse Theatre will close three months earlier than planned, on 23 May 2015. The production was booking to 22 August 2015.
The show originally opened on 12 January 2015, following previews from 18 December 2014, and was scheduled to play a 20-week limited run to 9 May 2015, before extending to 22 August 2015.
The musical, which features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, and book by Jeffrey Lane, is based on the film of the same name by Pedro Almodovar. It opened to mixed reviews, with many praising the new scale of the production and the lead performances.
In a statement released to the Stage newspaper, Producers said of the news:
"We're very proud of the this production, our superb cast and creative team and the wonderful critical and audience response during the season".
The cast currently features Tamsin Greig and Hadyn Gwynne who were both nominated for Olivier Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Supporting actress in a Musical respectively.
The West End production is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, who also directed the original production on Broadway, which starred Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Laura Benanti, and played the Belasco Theatre from 08 October 2010 to 02 January 2011. It was nominated for 3 Tony Awards in 2011 - Best Original Score, and Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (for both LuPone and Benanti).
The musical captures the sexy and colourful spirit of Pedro Almodóvar’s Madrid, and follows Pepa and her friends as they juggle their everyday lives and extraordinary moments in a surprising, and rebellious musical comedy.