So I knew the show Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown had opened on Broadway, I didn’t know that Patti Lupone was starring in it though. When I was driving to work the other day they played the song invisible from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on Sirius XM and I kind of loved the song. It’s sort of like how I ended up going to see The Drowsey Chaperone or Curtains. Both were really cute shows, but I had no desire to see either one and when I was in New York there was no chance I have even thought about seeing them if I hadn’t heard the songs first on AOL Radio or Yahoo Radio. It’s amazing that when XM or other broadway radio stations play songs from new shows, it can actually build enough interest that you give up blockbusters like Wicked or Priscilla Queen of the Desert and you go to a show that you probably wouldn’t not have had an interest in. What’s even better is when you find out that there is someone like Patti Lupone starring in it and its called Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
If we all remember, Patti is probably the perfect person for a show called Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown because of her little freak out during Gypsy. You have to watch the second video on this post (click that link) for the remix of Patti’s flip out. It is absolutely amazing! Anyways, the show is great from the songs I have heard and watching Patti Lupone take on another Spanish or Latino lady is absolutely fabulous…for those of you who don’t know, Patti Lupone was the first and original Evita.
I love the song Invisible because when I first heard it on Sirius XM it made me think of re-finding and rediscovering myself. It sounded like it was a woman who was afraid and scared and lonely, but then as she was thinking through her life she realized that she is pretty amazing and can be incredible. Towards the end of the song the woman has a ton of confidence in herself and realizes that she is actually amazing and can do a ton of good for other people. That is why I fell in love with this song.
I am planning my next trip to NYC soon and was thinking of shows to go to. When I saw this one I had no desire to see it based off of its name. Now that I’ve heard some of the songs and know that Patti Lupone is starring in it, I might end up having to bump another show off of my list of shows to see. If you’ve bought Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown tickets and have seen the show, please let me know how you like it so I know if it is worth seeing on my next trip.