The Off-Broadway debut of Bobby Goldman and Drew Brody’s musical comedy Curvy Widow officially opens August 3 at the Westside Theatre. In the lead role is Tony nominee Nancy Opel, who plays a widowed, 50-something woman who immerses herself in the modern dating scene.
The new musical, which began performances July 20, features a book by Goldman and music and lyrics by Brody. Peter Flynn directs, and Marcos Santana choreographs.
Following hit runs at North Carolina Stage Company and the George Street Playhouse, Curvy Widow arrives Off-Broadway for an open-ended engagement.
Joining Opel in the cast are Andrea Bianchi (As The World Turns), Aisha de Haas (Rent), Elizabeth Ward Land (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Ken Land (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Alan Muraoka (Miss Saigon), and Chris Shyer (Mamma Mia!).
“From exploring internet personal ads and surviving hilarious first dates, to weighing the pros and cons of married vs unmarried men, this widow romps her way through it all with humor and perseverance, and discovers unexpected truths about love, life and sex,” read production notes for the new musical.
The production features scenic design by Rob Bissinger, costume design by Brian Hemesath, lighting design by Matthew Richards, and sound design by Ryan Rumery and M. Florian Staab. Andrew Sotomayor serves as musical director with orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Wayne Barker. Casting is by Stewart/Whitley.
Watch the trailer for Curvy Widow, featuring Opel, from the George Street Playhouse below, and flip through photos from the Off-Broadway production below:
Curvy Widow is produced by Jayne Baron Sherman, Trish Santini/Jennifer Melin Miller, and Allen and Marie Wolpert by arrangement with Raoulfilm. Aaron Lustbader/Foresight Theatrical serves as executive producer.