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The Women is a 1936 America play by Clare Boothe Luce, an American author and politician. The play is a commentary on the lives of privileged Manhattan socialites and the power that gossip has over their lives. Although men are frequently discussed over the course of the play, no male characters are ever seen. The original Broadway production opened on December 26, 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It ran for 657 performances and has seen two revivals, once in 1973 and another in 2001. The play has been adapted into a 1939 and 2008 film of the same name and a 1956 musical film titled The Opposite Sex.