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Tony Award® Nominee Nancy Opel (Urinetown) returns to the New York stage in Curvy Widow. Based on a true story, this sassy and witty musical follows the exploits of a feisty fifty-something whose adventures inspire laughter and, in the least expected places — reveal truths about life, love, and sex. From surviving hilarious first dates, to her intimate conquests, this widow navigates her way through it all with humor and perseverance. 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.

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Cast

Nancy Opel

Nancy Opel (Bobby)

Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas (Drama Desk nom.), Beautiful, Cinderella, Memphis, Gypsy, Fiddler  on  the  Roof,  Urinetown  (Tony Nom.), Triumph of Love, Anything Goes, Sunday in the Park With George, Evita, others. Off-Broadway: The Toxic Avenger (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics, Lortel noms), My Deah (Obie), Polish Joke (Drama Desk, Lortel noms), Mere Mortals, All in the Timing, others. Regional/international:  Curvy  Widow, Prince of Broadway; Follies; Holiday Inn; Hir; On the Town; Hello, Dolly!; others. National tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. TV: “The Big C,” multiple “Law & Order,” others. www.nancyopel.com

Andrea Bianchi

Andrea Bianchi (Caroline and others)

Off-Broadway:  Manhattan Theatre Club, Transport Group, Primary Stages, The American Place Theater.  Regional: George Street Playhouse and NC Stage (Curvy Widow), Guthrie Theater, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference, Syracuse Stage, Premiere Stages, Stamford Center for the Arts, Maltz Jupiter  Theatre,  Barter  Theatre,  Riverside Theater.   TV: “Law & Order: SVU.” www.Andrea-Bianchi.com

Aisha de Haas

Aisha de Haas (Joan and others)

is happy to be living and thriving in NYC. Her body of work includes Newsies; Caroline, Or Change; Rent; Love, Loss And What I Wore; “Law & Order;” “Blue Bloods;” “Shades of Blue;” Across the Universe; and her own show Jazzer at Heart at clubs/festivals around the country.

Elizabeth Ward Land

Elizabeth Ward Land (Heidi and others)

Broadway/Off-Broadway/tours: Amazing Grace, Scandalous, Memphis, Scarlet Pimpernel, Passion, City of Angels, Southern Comfort, Green Heart, Hello Again, Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Misèrables and many regional theatres throughout the years.  Film/TV:  Young Adult, Boy Meets Girl, “Elementary,” “Blacklist,” “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Boardwalk Empire.”

Ken Land

Ken Land (Jim and others)

Broadway/ Off-Broadway/tours: Promises, Promises; Scarlet Pimpernel; Victor/Victoria; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; The Gig; Little Shop of Horrors; Death of Von Richthofen; Legally Blonde; Sweet Charity; Secret Garden; Evita;  and  numerous  regional  credits. TV: “Good Wife,” “Boston Legal,” “Six Feet Under,” multiple “Law & Order,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Judging Amy,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” etc.

ALAN MURAOKA

ALAN MURAOKA (The Shrink and others)

Broadway: Aladdin, Pacific Overtures, King and I, Miss Saigon, My Favorite Year, Shogun, Mail. Tours: M. Butterfly, Anything Goes.  Television:  “Sesame Street” (18 seasons), “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Louie,” “30 Rock,” “Brotherhood,”  “David Letterman.” Film: It Could Happen To You. Thank you Curvy Family.  For Herb. Website: www.alanmuraoka.tv. Instagram: @alanathoopers.

CHRISTOPHER SHYER

CHRISTOPHER SHYER (Per Se and Others, Dance Captain)

Broadway: Mamma Mia! Off-Broadway/regional: Going Down Swingin’, Lend Me a Tenor, The Good Life. National tours: The Book of Mormon, Les Misèrables. Canadian productions: Night of the Iguana, El Salvador, Sunset Boulevard. Over 70 film/TV credits: J.Edgar and Life or Something Like it. TV: “NCIS,” “Whistler,” “V,” “CSI,”  “The Good Wife,” “Tin Star.” Thanks Peter Flynn and Bobby Goldman. www.chrisshyer.com

NICOLE POWELL

NICOLE POWELL (Swing)

Broadway: Ragtime (revival), Hairspray. National tours: South Pacific, Dreamgirls. Off- Broadway: Sistas, Next to Normal. Regional includes  Paper  Mill  Playhouse,  Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh CLO, Actors Theatre  of  Louisville,  North  Shore  Music Theatre,  Maine  State  Music  Theatre. Film/TV:  “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Blue Bloods,” Spike Lee’s Drop Squad. Love to husband, Ron. Dedicated to my sister, Laurie. www.nicolepowell.com

MATTHEW SHEPARD

MATTHEW SHEPARD (Swing)

Broadway: Wonderful Town, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Beauty and the Beast. National tours: Les Misèrables, The Scarlet Pimpernel and White Christmas (Detroit Company). International tour: Phantom by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit. Off- Broadway: Sessions. Credits also include numerous NYC theatre readings, workshops, concerts, recordings and regional theatre productions.

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ProducerJAYNE BARON SHERMAN

is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre and film producer. Broadway productions include It Shoulda Been You, Side Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men, Kinky Boots, A Time to Kill, The Normal Heart, Elling, 33 Variations A Raisin in the Sun. Film and television credits include  “The  Accidental  Wolf,”  That’s  Not Us,  Love Is  Strange,  Alex  &  Ali,  “DTLA” season 1 and “In the Life.”

ProducerTRISH SANTINI

is a co- founder/producer of Mainspring Arts Cooperative, a not-for-profit organization that produces and presents national tours to regional theatres and was previously the senior producer at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Upcoming projects include Uncommon Sense, Anne of Green Gables and Wait Wait Don’t Kill Me. mainspringarts.org

ProducerJENNIFER MELIN MILLER

is a theatre producer/investor through her company North Star Theatricals based in Minneapolis and NYC. She is a proud board member of the Guthrie Theater and Mainspring Arts Cooperative (MAC) and is on Theatre Communication Group’s National Council for the American Theatre. northstartheatricals.com

ProducerMARTIN H. BORELL

Broadway credits as co-producer/investor include Bonnie and Clyde, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Tony Award), An American In Paris (Tony nominee), An American In Paris (national tour and London) and Anastasia. He is delighted to be a part of the Curvy Widow team. Thank you, Janie, for your love and support.

ProducersBARBARA & ROBERT LIEBERMAN

are first time investors but long time supporters of Broadway and Off- Broadway. We have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the journey from the first workshops in 2016 in NYC to Asheville, NC to New Brunswick, NJ (our home state) and now to the Westside Theatre in 2017.

ProducersALLEN & MARIE WOLPERT

have long had a love of live stage and New York theatre. They have been involved in the support of non-profit theatre groups including Keen Company and Roundabout Theatre Company. Curvy Widow is their first production with this level of involvement.

Executive ProducerAARON LUSTBADER

Foresight Theatrical is comprised of partners Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket who oversee and supervise The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory on Broadway, as well as the world-wide management of Kinky Boots.

BookBOBBY GOLDMAN

given this show is Bobby’s story; she believes no bio is required. But, this is her Off-Broadway debut, so she has to have one! Beyond her acumen in the dating scene, she is a world- class chef, interior designer and contractor and boxer. Her other theatrical projects in development include Wilshire, another collaboration with composer/lyricist Drew Brody and Speed Trap with Nashville-based composer/lyricist Michael Webb. Bobby is the widow of Academy Award winning screenwriter/playwright James Goldman.

Music/LyricsDREW BRODY

Broadway: music for Oh, Hello starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, directed by Alex Timbers. Selected theatre: music and lyrics for Cutman: A Boxing Musical (Goodspeed Musicals, 2011); Derma (Piccolo Spoleto Festival, 2013). Released two albums as the lead singer of the rock band M-LAB, two solo albums and an EP A Little Single in collaboration with Lance Horne. Composed the film score for Stephen Winter’s Jason and Shirley. Visit www.drewbrody.com for more.

Scenic DesignROB BISSINGER

has been designing for the theatre and live events for over 15 years and his work has been seen by millions of people worldwide, earning him an Emmy nomination. He is a cofounder of ARDA studio, which provides production design for large scale international spectacles along with countless theatrical presentations of all sizes throughout the United States and abroad. See www.ARDAStudio.com for more.

Costume DesignBRIAN HEMESATH

PBS’s “Sesame Street” (five Emmy nominations, two awards), NBC’s “SNL” (1000 Lonely Island digital shorts). Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas. Off-Broadway: Disaster!; Unbroken Circle. Paper Mill Playhouse: Honeymoon in Vegas, Boeing Boeing, Smokey Joe’s Café. MFA Carnegie Mellon University, Irene Shariff Young Master award. www.BrianHemesath.com

Lighting DesignMATTHEW RICHARDS

Broadway: Ann. Opera: Macbeth for L.A. Opera. Off-Broadway: Absolute Brightness… at Westside Arts, Measure for Measure, The Killer and Tamberlaine for Theatre  for  a  New Audience,  A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit… for MCC Theater,  Brooklyn  Academy  of  Music, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons,  The Play Company,  Primary Stages,  Second Stage Theater,  Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

Sound DesignRYAN RUMERY

is a musician, composer and producer. His music is in the films Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (Tribeca Film Festival 2017), How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change) (Sundance 2016, HBO) and City of Gold (Sundance, SXSW 2015).  Rumery recently received an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design and Composition.

Sound DesignM. FLORIAN STAAB

is a designer and composer whose work has been heard at The Public Theater, EST, New Ohio Theatre, Irish Rep, New World Stages, Sharon Playhouse and The Met. Staab was born and raised in Germany and is the resident sound designer at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. BA Oberlin; MFA Krannert. www.florianstaab.com

Music Supervisor/ Orchestrations/ ArrangementsWAYNE BARKER

Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (composer; Drama Desk Award, Tony  nomination), Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance (composer, lyricist, performer). Off-Broadway: sisters’ Follies (for Basil Twist). Composer: Hollywood (La Jolla Playhouse), Beth Henley’s  Laugh  (Studio  Theatre),  The Primrose Path, The Great Gatsby (Guthrie Theater);  The  Three  Musketeers;  Twelfth Night (Seattle Repertory Theatre).

Music DirectorANDREW SOTOMAYOR

is thrilled to be making his Off- Broadway debut with Curvy Widow. Previous credits include The Will Rogers Follies (The Merry-Go-Round  Playhouse); Cutman: A Boxing Musical (Goodspeed Musicals); South Street (Pasadena Playhouse); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Bingo: The Winning Musical. As a composer he provided music and lyrics for 50 Shades of F****d Up. Additionally, he serves as music director for the Paper Mill Playhouse August Intensive. Proud graduate of Stetson University. www.adsotomayor.net

Casting DirectorSTEWART WHITLEY

Duncan Stewart CSA and Benton Whitley CSA. Broadway/NY: The Great Comet, On the Town, Pippin, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall West Side Story, The Band Wagon, Pageant. Tours: Finding Neverland, Into the Woods, The Bodyguard, Once, Shrek, Elf, We Will Rock You. Numerous regional theatres. Artios Award-winning. stewartwhitley.com

Production SupervisorPRODUCTION CORE

A SenovvA company provides support and guidance to theatre companies that produce high quality theatrical performances and need direction/support on the collaboration, planning and execution of the production process. The Production Core team is James E. Cleveland, S.M Payson, David Upton, Chasmin Hallyburton, Leah Vogel, Felicia Hall, Grace Richardson, Emma Ramsay-Saxon, Cheyenne Doczi and Nicolette VanLigten.

Production Stage ManagerCJ LaROCHE

Broadway: Side Show, On the Twentieth Century, The Addams Family. Selected Off-Broadway: The Woodsman, Himself and Nora, Ring Twice for Miranda, Little Shop of Horrors, Building the Wall, Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, Nevermore, Stalking the Bogeyman, Old Jews Telling Jokes, The Fantasticks, Laugh it Up…, Phallacy. National tour: Flashdance. All of my love to Lena D.

Press RepresentativeKEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES

is the communications firm for a diverse range of entertainment, arts, lifestyles and international brands. It has represented hundreds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions, films, television broadcasts, music projects and  major  events  globally.  The firm represented The New York Times for a decade and the Tony Awards for 18 years. ksa-pr.com

Advertising and MarketingDR ADVERTISING

is full service boutique advertising agency dedicated to serving live entertainment in NY and on the road. Current/ upcoming productions: Absolute Brightness (national tour), Between the Lines, Gazillion Bubble Show, Hollywood Nurses, Stuffed, Twentieth Century Blues and The Playwrights Realm and Master Voices’ 2017–18 seasons. DarylRothAdvertising.com

Company ManagerMICHAEL ALTBAUM

Broadway: Matilda, An American in Paris, Jesus Christ Superstar, Follies, Slava’s Snowshow, A Chorus Line.  National Tours: Matilda, A Chorus Line.  Off-Broadway: BARE, Screwtape Letters, Irena’s Vow.

General ManagerFORESIGHT THEATRICAL

is comprised of partners Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket who oversee and supervise The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory on Broadway, as well as the world-wide management of Kinky Boots.

General ManagementNICK GINSBERG

Foresight Theatrical is comprised of partners Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket who oversee and supervise The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory on Broadway, as well as the world-wide management of Kinky Boots.

ChoreographerMARCOS SANTANA

is a New York based choreographer, director, performer and educator born and raised in Puerto Rico.  He is currently the associate choreographer of the Broadway hit show On Your Feet! Favorite credits: Newsies (director, Maltz  Jupiter Theater),  In  the  Heights (director/choreographer,  Olney Theatre Center), On Your Feet! (associate choreog rapher,  Tony  Nomination),  Rocky  (associate choreographer,  Tony  nomination),  Man  of La Mancha, Randy Newman’s Faust (Encores!), Mr. Magoo’s A Christmas Carol, Fortress of Solitude (associate choreographer,  The  Public Theater),  Pirates of Penzance (Stratford Festival), Brazil Brazil (New  Victory  Theater),  Much  Ado  About Nothing  (Shakespeare  Theater  Company), My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls (John W. Engeman  Theater),  Paul  Simon’s Capeman (associate choreographer, Shakespeare in the Park), In the Heights (2009 Gypsy of the Year), Rock of Ages (associate choreographer, national tour/West End/Vegas). Love to my family and Nova.

DirectorPETER FLYNN

Recent credits: Ragtime  (Ford’s Theatre),  Curvy  Widow (George Street Playhouse). New York credits: Junie B’s Essential Guide (Lortel Theatre); Two Rooms (Theatre Row); On the Twentieth Century, Chess and Funny Girl (Actors  Fund/New  Amsterdam  Theatre); Rhapsody in Seth (Actors’ Playhouse). Other credits: Smart Blonde with Andréa Burns; The Mountaintop (Pittsburgh’s City Theatre); Gypsy (The Muny); Kiss Me, Kate (Maltz-Jupiter Theatre).  Associate artist, Ford’s  Theatre,  producer,  Mainspring  Arts Cooperative and a not-for-profit organization that produces and presents national tours to regional theatres.

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