The Westside Theatre is no stranger to tales of female persistence and empowerment. Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues found a home there, as did Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore. Now add to the list Bobby Goldman’s mostly charming musical of lost love and found orgasms, Curvy Widow. In this autobiographical romp, the playwright takes us with her as she dates her way across... Read more
Curvy Widow Tickets
Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel stars in the new musical comedy Curvy Widow upstairs at the Westside Theatre.
Nancy Opel earned a Tony nomination in 2002 for her performance as Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. Her acclaimed Broadway career includes appearances in Beautiful, Honeymoon in Vegas, Memphis, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, Triumph of Love, Anything Goes, Sunday in the Park with George, and Evita, among others.
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Curvy Widow 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 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.