Venue: George Street Playhouse
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Drew Brody (Music and Lyrics) is a New York City-based songwriter who brings his experience in the rock, pop, and folk music world to his musical theater sensibility. His songs have been sung by Broadway stars including Alan Cumming, Beth Malone, Robert Cuccioli, Sally Mayes, Lilli Cooper, Justin Sargent, Adrienne Warren, and many more. Brody wrote music for the comedy Oh, Hello, starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney and directed by Alex Timbers; music and lyrics for Cutman, produced by Goodspeed Theaters in the spring of 2011; Derma, which ran at the Piccolo Spoleto festival in 2013; Wilshire, book by Bobby Goldman; Mudge Boy, an adaptation of the Showtime movie, adapted by Brett Smock; and two other new musicals currently in development. Brody wrote and recorded two albums with Richard Rodgers award-winning composer Derek Gregor as the rock band M-LAB, with which Brody performed as lead singer and toured during the 2000s. Brody also released two solo albums on Baskethouse Records and co-produced two albums for songwriter Jay Brannan. Recently, Brody composed the score for the acclaimed film, Stephen Winter’s Jason and Shirley, and released an EP, A Little Single, in collaboration with fellow singer-songwriter Lance Horne.
Peter Flynn (Director) is delighted to be making his debut at the George St. Playhouse with this production of Curvy Widow. His New York credits include the off-Broadway premiere of Marcy Heisler’s & Zina Goldrich's Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School, choreographed by Devanand Janki; Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms at the Lion Theater; the Actors’ Fund concerts of the 75th Anniversary of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with Adriane Lenox, B.D. Wong, S. Epatha Merkerson, and concerts of On the 20th Century with Douglas Sills & Marin Mazzie, Chess with Josh Groban & Julia Murney, and Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg & Andrea Martin; Skippyjon Jones & Junie B. Jones (nominated for two Lucille Lortel Awards including Best Musical), and Rhapsody in Seth - Actors’ Playhouse starring Seth Rudetsky. Other credits include the world premiere of Willy Holtzman’s new play Smart Blonde at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre starring Andréa Burns; Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop; Gypsy at the St. Louis MUNY; Kiss Me, Kate for the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre where he also directed Man of LaMancha (Carbonell Award, Best Director & Best Musical) & Other Desert Cities. Peter is an Associate Artist at Ford’s Theatre. He is also the director of Musical Theatre for the Stella Adler Studio for Acting & is on the faculty of Adler’s NYU Tisch Division. Peter is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Andrea Bianchi (Caroline & others) is so pleased to be making her GSP debut in Curvy Widow having recently returned from its run at North Carolina Stage. New York: Being Audrey (Transport Group), Italian-American Reconciliation (Manhattan Theatre Club), Lusting After Pipino’s Wife ( Primary Stages) and Cocoanuts (American Place Theatre). Regional: Guthrie Theatre (Babes in Arms), Berkshire Theatre Festival (High Spirits), Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (Bubbly Black Girl), as well as productions at Barter Theatre, Riverside Theater, Syracuse Stage, Maltz Jupiter, Premiere Stages, Stamford Center for the Arts, etc. TV: Several appearances on Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU, Here & Now (NBC), and shows for TruTV, Disney, Nickelodeon and As The World Turns (recurring). Thanks to this amazing team, particularly Peter, Bobby and Drew for bringing me on board. Thank you Renee and Joe.
Aisha de Haas (Joan and others) has most recently been seen as Medda Larkin in the first National Tour of Disney’s Newsies and is featured in the “live-capture” movie (2017). Broadway: Caroline Or Change; Rent; Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk and off-Broadway in Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss And What I Wore and Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show. TV and film appearances include Shades Of Blue, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Third Watch, Ed, The Today Show, Across The Universe, Rent (the Film), The Secret Lives Of Dentists, Marci X. She’s toured the United States and Europe in Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Little Shop Of Horrors and as a backing vocalist for Patti Austin and Oleta Adams. Other appearances include her own jazz/cabaret show performed at Birdland Jazz Club, Town Hall (New York and Chicago), The Green Mill and jazz clubs and festivals around the country.
Elizabeth Ward Land (Heidi & others) Broadway: original cast of Amazing Grace, Scandalous and The Scarlet Pimpernel (all three versions); Memphis, Passion, City of Angels. Tours: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Miserables, Prisoner of Second Avenue, Singin’ in the Rain. Off-Broadway: Southern Comfort, The Green Heart, Hello Again and Chess. Regional: The Old Globe, Goodspeed, TheatreWorks, Alliance, Sacramento Music Circus, Pasadena Playhouse, Asolo Rep, Musical Theatre West, Barrington Stage. Film/TV: Young Adult, Boy Meets Girl, Bride Tribe, Elementary, The Blacklist, Madam Secretary, Law & Order: SVU, Boardwalk Empire, The Amanda Show. Debut CD, First Harvest, available on iTunes.
Ken Land (Jim & others) Broadway: Promises, Promises; The Scarlet Pimpernel (all three versions), Victor/ Victoria and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Off-Broadway: The Gig, Little Shop of Horrors and The Death of Von Richthofen as Witnessed from Earth. National Tours: Legally Blonde, Sweet Charity (directed by Bob Fosse), The Secret Garden, Evita (directed by Harold Prince). Regional Theatre: The Old Globe, Goodspeed, Portland Center Stage, Matrix Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, The MUNY, Merrimack Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Passage Theatre. TV: The Good Wife, Boston Legal, Six Feet Under, Law & Order(s), Malcolm in the MIddle, Strong Medicine, Back to Me and You, Judging Amy, The District, Crossing Jordan and Star Trek: Voyager.
Alan Muraoka (The Shrink & others) Broadway: Aladdin, Pacific Overtures, The King and I, Miss Saigon, My Favorite Year, Shogun and Mail. Tours and Regional: M. Butterfly, Anything Goes, Kennedy Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alliance Theatre, North Shore, Olney Theatre, MUNY, Human Race Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, & Lyric Theatre OKC. Television: Sesame Street (18 seasons), Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, 30 Rock, Brotherhood, Late Night with David Letterman. Film: It Could Happen To You. Concerts: Hollywood Bowl (w/Pink Martini), Carnegie Hall (Celebration of Jim Henson), Sesame Street w/ The Boston Pops. Graduate of UCLA. Thank you Peter, Bobby and the Curvy Family. For Herb.
Nancy Opel (Bobby) Broadway: Beautiful, Honeymoon in Vegas, Memphis, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown (Tony Award nomination), Triumph of Love, Anything Goes, Sunday in the Park with George , Evita and others. Recent: Curvy Widow, Prince of Broadway (Japan), Follies (St. Louis Rep). Off-Broadway: Toxic Avenger, My Deah, Polish Joke at MTC; Mere Mortals, All in the Timing and others. National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. TV: The Big C and various Law & Order(s). www.nancyopel.com
Christopher Shyer (Per Se & others) is a Canadian-born actor and dual citizen making his GSP debut. Broadway: Mamma Mia (Winter Garden Theatre). His off- Broadway/regional credits include Going Down Swingin’ (NYMF), Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre), The Good Life (NoHo Arts Center). He’s also appeared in the national tours of The Book of Mormon and Les Miserables. Selected Canadian Theatre: Night of the Iguana (Playwright’s Theatre Centre), El Salvador (The Cultch), Sunset Boulevard (The Ford Centre for the Performing Arts). Film and television credits include The Hermit (soon to be released), J.Edgar, Fierce People, Awkward (Short), Those Damn Canadians (award-winning web series), Good God, The Good Wife, ABC’s V and Lights Out and Tin Star for Sky Atlantic/British TV.
Nancy Opel returns to GSP after her hilarious, show-stealing performance as Ma/The Mayor in The Toxic Avenger to star in this sassy, frank and witty musical comedy that follows the daily exploits of a feisty fifty-something widow. Her adventures inspire laughter and -- in the least expected places -- reveal unexpected truths about life, love, survival and sex.
George Street Artistic Director David Saint toasts the cast of "Curvy Widow" as they take their final bows at the conclusion of the final performance of the final production to be staged at GSP's home for 32 seasons. The Playhouse will relocate to 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick for the next two seasons before returning downtown to a new, state-of-the-art performing arts center for the 2019-20 season. Learn More
Drinks and a meet-and-greet with the playwright Bobby Goldman. Learn More