New comedy musical focuses on the modern dating life of a widow
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Photo by Matthew Murphy. Pictured: Andrea Bianchi, Elizabeth Ward Land, Christopher Shyer, Nancy Opel, Aisha de Hass, Alan Muraoka and Ken Land
Photo by Matthew Murphy. Pictured: Andrea Bianchi, Elizabeth Ward Land, Christopher Shyer, Nancy Opel, Aisha de Hass, Alan Muraoka and Ken Land
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The Curvy Widow is a new musical comedy opening on Thursday, August 3.

The show, which follows in the footsteps of the book by Bobby Goldman, follows a feisty fifty-something whose adventures reveals truths about life, love and sex through a series hilarious events.

Starring Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel, known for her Broadway work in "Honeymoon in Vegas” and “Urinetown,” the audience will see the trials and tribulations of the modern dating scene for widows in their fifties. Opel’s quirky character, Curvy, moves quickly as she delves into the world of internet personal ads and then tries to get through hilarious first dates. She finds herself weighing the pros and cons of married versus unmarried men, and romps her way through it all with humor and perseverance.

The show features a cast of best friends, a dead husband, and a myriad of potential suitors, and it’s up to Curvy to learn the hard way what it means to start life over in the modern, digital age.

Joining Opel is Andrea Bianchi, who is known for her work on “As The World Turns,” Alan Muraoka of “Sesame Street” and “Miss Saigon,” and Christopher Shyer, who starred in Broadway’s “Mamma Mia."

Curvy Widow plays at The Westside Theatre, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves). Performances are Monday at 8PM, Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $79.00 - $99.00 (including a $1.50 facility fee).

Rush tickets will be available on the day of the performance beginning at noon. Tickets, priced at $30, can be purchased on a first come, first-served basis (subject to availability) and there is a limit of 2 tickets per person.

Call Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. For more information, please visit www.CurvyWidow.com.

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