Jack Boice, Melanie Brook, Alexis Field & Zach Kononov to Join the Cast of Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, 7/22
50 Shades! The Musical Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) has announced that beginning July 22nd, Jack Boice (Phantom of the Opera International Tour), Melanie Brook (Tony and Tina's Wedding), Alexis Field (Angelina Ballerina The Musical) and Zach Kononov (Spring Awakening) will join the cast replacing Chris Grace, Ashley Ward, Kaitlyn Frotton and David Andino respectively. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! The Musical Parody is produced by Emily Dorezas, Al Samuels, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, Brett McDonald and 50 Shades Tour LLC.
The cast will continue to feature Daniel Bentley (Hairspray), Tim Murray (MTV's promo for White House Down), Amber Petty (Baby Wants Candy), Casey Rogers (Catch Me If You Can), Alec Varcas (Spamalot), and Chloe Williamson (Save The Date).
50 Shades! The Musical Parody is the hilariously naughty sendup of the greatest novel of all time, Fifty Shades of Grey. The show explores the steamy relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as seen through the eyes of a trio of girlfriends at a book club meeting. As the women devour the novel, the character's delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. After all, who needs staid book club fare when a book like this can be so...stimulating. This laugh out loud musical features a sassy original score ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to R & B to Les Miserables, including such songs "Open Your Book," "I Don't Make Love," and "There Is A Hole Inside Of Me." Christian has come. To the heart of Broadway. And it will never be the same.
Since author E.L. James' book was published, more than 100 million copies have been sold worldwide. The novel became the fastest selling paperback book ever, beating out J.K Rowling's Harry Potter series, and was on the New York Times' Best Sellers List for 16 weeks straight. There have been more than 60 printings of the book and Universal Studios will release the film on February 13, 2015. The book has made reading erotica on the subway acceptable.
50 Shades! The Musical Parody has a book by Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, and Dan Wessels, and music and lyrics by Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Al Samuels and Dan Wessels. Set and Costume Design is by John Dunnett, Lighting Design is by Herrick Goldman, and Sound Design is by Matt Kraus. 50 Shades! The Musical Parody is choreographed by Mindy Cooper with musical direction by Michael Thomas Murray and Joy Dewing is the casting director.
50 Shades! The Musical Parody is playing at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) Tickets, priced at $49-$79, are available at www.50ShadesTheMusical.com. Premium seating is also available.