According to Variety, Patti LuPone, Tom Hewitt, Sherie Rene Scott, Jessica Biel and Oscar Isaac have been contracted for the reading. Previous participants in readings of the show have included Paulo Szot, Joanna Gleason, Salma Hayek, Mia Maestro and Matthew Morrison.
None of the actors mentioned above has been officially cast in the forthcoming Broadway production; indeed no names have been announced to that end as of yet. It’s anyone’s guess who’ll end up playing Pepa and the range of colourful characters that inhabit the world of un ataque de nervios.
The show, which is based on Pedro Almodóvar’s 1988 film, has book and lyrics by Jeffrey Lane and music by David Yazbek and will be directed by Bartlett Sher. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is aiming towards a November opening with previews starting on 2 October this year.
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