Nancy Opel Will Head Cast of New Musical Curvy Widow | Playbill

News Nancy Opel Will Head Cast of New Musical Curvy Widow Peter Flynn directs the world premiere, which will play a limited engagement at the North Carolina Stage Company in November.
Nancy Opel, whose Broadway credits include the original production of Evita as well as Honeymoon in Vegas, Sunday in the Park with George and Urinetown, will star in the North Carolina Stage Company production of Curvy Widow: The Musical.

Directed by Peter Flynn, performances are scheduled for November 2-20.

Opel will be joined by Andrea Bianchi (Being Audrey), Laura Dean (The Who’s Tommy), Philip Hoffman (Into the Woods, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Cabaret), MaryAnn Hu (South Pacific, Miss Saigon, The King and I), Christopher Shyer (Mamma Mia!) and Tom Treadwell (Annie).

The new musical has a book by Bobby Goldman and music and lyrics by Drew Brody. Curvy Widow, according to press notes, “is about the exploits of a fifty-something widow whose adventures in the least expected places reveal unexpected truths about life, love, survival and sex. In this sassy, frank and witty musical, Curvy learns the HARD way what it means to start life over in the modern age.”

The production will also have choreography by Marcos Santana, musical direction by Andrew Sotomayor, orchestrations by Wayne Barker, costume design by Brian Hemesath, set design by Andrew Mannion, lighting design by CJ Barnwell, sound design by Matt Nielson and props by Jessica Tandy Kammerud. Casting is by Stewart/Whitley.

North Carolina Stage Company is located at 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville, NC. Tickets are available by calling (828) 239-0263 or visiting online at

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