Thursday, October 20, 2016

Women On The Cusp Of Crazy

 Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
merged into the fast Broadway lane in 2011,
with music by David Yazbek, and based on the movie
by Pedro Almodovar.
It lasted for 69 performances, when it got the hook
(mixed reviews, crowds stayed away in droves).
48 hours with a group of women friends in Madrid,
complete with bomb scares, sexy Brian Stokes Mitchell
and his "microphone"
and a crazy animal-wrapped Patti Lupone.
Above, Laura Benanti amidst "Model Behavior."
Below, de'Adre Aziza, Nikki Graff Lanzarone, Patti, 
Sherie Rene Scott, Laura, and Mary Beth Peil.

Opening night, with creator Pedro Almodovar center...

And why do I always remember THIS group of Women,
the 1939 version.
Just as crazy, but in black and white:
 Phyllis Povah, Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer, Joan Fontaine.
(And not to forget...Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard and Marjorie Main!)

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