Almodovar’s ‘Women on the Verge’ will go musical

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NEW YORK (AP) - A musical based on Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 farce “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” is coming to Broadway.

Lincoln Center Theater announced casting for the production Monday. It will begin previews Oct. 2 and open Nov. 4 at the Belasco Theatre.

Almodovar himself recently returned to “Women on the Verge” in his 2009 film “Broken Embraces.” That movie followed a filmmaker making a film very much like “Women on the Verge,” a Madrid-set story about the intertwining and dramatic lives of a group of women.

The musical’s book is by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics are by David Yazbek and Bartlett Sher will direct. The cast will include de’Adre Aziza, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil and Sherie Rene Scott.

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