Nikki Blonsky to Join Lisa Lampanelli in Stuffed
Lampanelli's off-Broadway play is directed by Jackson Gay.
Nikki Blonsky, Golden Globe-nominated star of the 2007 film adaptation of the musical Hairspray, will join Lisa Lampanelli in the cast of Lampanelli's play Stuffed at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Jackson Gay and featuring additional material by Ashley Austin Morris, the work premiered in a WP Theater production in fall 2016. Previews begin October 6, with opening night set for October 19.
The work is described as follows: "The four characters in Stuffed are a lifelong dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal, and a permanent size-zero. The play features Lampanelli's famously irreverent voice, signature wit, and an extra-large scoop of razor-sharp insight into the crazy-making world of our relationships with food. With Lisa onstage, alongside a talented cast, Stuffed doesn't shy away from tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better — muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try?"
The WP Theater production starred Lampanelli alongside Ann Harada, Zainab Jah, and Jessica Luck.