What Do Critics Think of Curvy Widow?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Curvy Widow? Bobby Goldman and Drew Brody’s musical comedy stars Nancy Opel.
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Nancy Opel and cast Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Off-Broadway debut of Bobby Goldman and Drew Brody’s musical comedy Curvy Widow officially opened August 3 at the Westside Theatre, where it is set to play an open-ended engagement. 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.

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!).

Curvy Widow arrives in New York City following hit runs at North Carolina Stage Company and the George Street Playhouse. Read what critics think of the Off-Broadway production below:

Huffington Post (David Finkle)

The New York Times (Anita Gates)

Time Out New York (Raven Snook)

Times Square Chronicles (Suzanna Bowling)

“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.

Flip through photos from the Curvy Widow opening night:

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 serve as executive producer.

The Westside Theatre is located at 407 West 43rd Street, New York. For tickets visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit CurvyWidow.com.

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