Directed by Peter Flynn with choreography by Marco Santana, the limited engagement will begin previews May 2 prior to an official opening May 5. Performances will continue through May 21.
Joining Opel in the cast are Andrea Bianchi (TV’s As The World Turns), Aisha de Haas (Broadway’s Rent; Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk), Elizabeth Ward Land (Broadway’s The Scarlet Pimpernel, Memphis), Ken Land (Broadway’s The Scarlet Pimpernel; Promises, Promises), Alan Muraoka (TV’s Sesame Street, Broadway’s Miss Saigon), and Chris Shyer (Broadway’s Mamma Mia!, national tour of Book of Mormon). Bianchi and Shyer appeared alongside Opel in a production of Curvy Widow at NC Stage last fall.
Curvy Widow features an autobiographical book by Bobby Goldman with music and lyrics by Drew Brody.
Rounding out the creative team are set designer Rob Bissinger, costume designer Brian Hemesath, lighting designer Matthew Richards, sound designers Ryan Rumery and M. Florian Staab, music supervisor Wayne Barker, and musical director Andrew Sotomayor. Casting is by Stewart/Whitley. The production stage manager is Thomas Clewell.
The new musical comedy, according to the George Street Playhouse, concerns “the exploits of a fifty-something widow whose adventures in the least expected places reveal unexpected truths about life, love, survival and sex.”
George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston
Avenue. For tickets and additional information, contact the Box Office directly at (732) 246-7717 or may purchase online at GSPonline.org.