Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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Image announcing Speical Guest Artist:  Broadway's Nikka Graff Lanzarone as Candela with her headshot attached

Based on the 1988 Pedro Almodóvar film of the same name

Preserving the unusual and exhilarating tone of Pedro Almodóvar’s 1988 Academy© Award-nominated film, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is a fiery tale of passion, confusion, and broken relationships. An actress in Madrid has just been dumped by her lover. This sets off a crazy, 48-hour farce full of dizzying complications, bike rides, taxi chases, and some pretty potent gazpacho.

Cast of MTG's Women on the Verge...


In 1959 Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe lit up the silver screen in Billy Wilder’s classic film Some Like It Hot. Twelve years later, theatre creative giants Styne, Merrill, and Stone transformed the property into a new musical titled SUGAR. Set in prohibition-era Chicago and Miami, SUGAR tells the story of two unemployed musicians, Joe and Jerry, who after witnessing a mob murder, go undercover as women and join an all-female band. Complications ensue when Joe (now Josephine) falls for the beautiful band singer, Sugar Kane.

Cast headshots of Sugar with show date info

Produced by David Merrick and directed and choreographed by Gower Champion, SUGAR premiered in 1972 starring Robert Morse, Tony Roberts, Elaine Joyce and Cyril Richard. It ran for 505 performances and was nominated for four Tony© Awards. In 2002 a revised version, under the title SOME LIKE IT HOT, was mounted as a national tour and featured the original film’s star, Tony Curtis.