Variety reports today that Salma Hayek and Jessica Biel, along with Broadway stars Matthew Morrison and Paulo Szotare had starred in a private industry reading last weekend of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” now in development by Lincoln Center Theatre.
The musical is based on Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 film of the same title and features a book by Jeffrey Lane and a score by David Yazbek. The pair has previously collaborated on “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” Bartlett Sher(South Pacific) directed the reading. Sher is also collaborating with Yazbek on another new musical Bruce Lee: Journey to the West.
While none of the actors are officially attached to the project, it seems likely that with names such as these, Broadway aspirations are likely, potentially as early as next spring according to Variety. Lincoln Center Theater has made no announcements regarding production plans.