Nancy Opel and Bobby Goldman Explain How CURVY WINDOW Brings About Hope in a Witty Fashion
Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello: Outman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), is currently playing at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
A show that started in previews as a sassy and witty new musical was soon discovered to be also one of hope and courage. Opel went on to tell that, "What we found to be rather surprising was the depth of feeling in the show as well, which we discovered when we first did the show in North Carolina. And we had never done this show for people, so we thought it was going to be funny and sexy and whatever, and people were coming out crying and saying, 'You have no idea how much this means to me. This show gives us hope.' And we were going, 'huh?'"
"And here's what I think, even though Bobby will make fun of it, what happens in the show is, just as it does for anyone who finds themselves being with someone for a very long time and then find themselves partnerless, whether it be by death or even divorce, you find yourself alone and you go, 'Oh, now I have no partner, my quotidian existence has changed. Now I don't have things that I have to do.' It's the habit of loss too...and this story is a little bit about how the ideas change in terms of what you're looking for."
Goldman explained that, "It deals with a lot courage because it doesn't matter whether you're widowed, divorced, you broke up with somebody, or lost a family member. It has to do with change in your life."
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Starring Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel (Broadway: Honeymoon In Vegas, Urinetown; The Toxic Avenger) as Curvy Window, this sassy, frank and witty new musical comedy takes us through the semi-autobiographical adventures of a gutsy, recently widowed 50-something woman as she immerses herself in the modern dating scene. 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. Featuring a brilliant cast of best friends, a dead husband, and a myriad of potential suitors - Curvy learns the hard way what it means to start life over in the modern age.
Opel is joined by Andrea Bianchi (TV's As The World Turns), Aisha de Haas(Broadway: Rent; Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk), Elizabeth Ward Land(Broadway: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Memphis), Ken Land (Broadway: The Scarlet Pimpernel; Promises, Promises), Alan Muraoka(TV's Sesame Street, Broadway: Miss Saigon) and Christopher Shyer (Broadway: Mamma Mia!, National Tour: The Book of Mormon)
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi