Nancy Opel stars in Curvy Widow, directed by Peter Flynn, at the Westside Theatre.
Nancy Opel stars in Curvy Widow, directed by Peter Flynn, at the Westside Theatre.
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Tony nominee Nancy Opel and the company of Curvy Widow previewed portions of the show at the Westside Theatre, and Theatermania was on hand to capture the sneak peek of the show's New York debut. Performances of the musical are set to begin July 20 ahead of an August 3 opening.

The show features a book by Bobby Goldman with music and lyrics by Drew Brody. Opel stars as a fiftysomething widow whose adventures in the least expected places reveal unexpected truths about life, love, survival, and sex.

Joining Opel in the cast are Andrea Bianchi (As the World Turns), Aisha de Haas (Rent), Elizabeth Ward Land (Memphis), Ken Land (Promises, Promises), Alan Muraoka (Miss Saigon), and Chris Shyer (Mamma Mia!).

The creative team includes Rob Bissinger (set design), Brian Hemesath (costume design), Matthew Richards (lighting design), and Ryan Rumery and M. Florian Staab (sound design). Wayne Barker is the music supervisor, with musical direction by Andrew Sotomayor and choreography by Marcos Santana.

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