Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Sets Summer Schedule
50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) has announced a new summer schedule, beginning the week of May 5th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, Brett McDonald and 50 Shades Tour LLC.
Beginning the week of May 5th, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody will play: Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2:00pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:00pm, 5:00pm, and 8:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.
Any patron who has purchased tickets for performances on Friday at 10:00pm and Saturday at 3:00pm after May 5th will be notified and given the option to move to any other scheduled performance or given a refund.
The cast features David Andino (The Buddy Holly Story), Kaitlyn Frotton (Scab), Chris Grace ("The Awkward Moment"), Adam Hyndman (NBC's "The Sing Off"), Tim Murray (MTV's "White House Down"), Amber Petty (voice of Sirius/XM's Radio Margaritaville), Casey Rogers (Catch Me If You Can), Alec Varcas (Spamalot), Ashley Ward (Baby Wants Candy), and Chloe Williamson (Save The Date).
50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody is the hilariously naughty satire based on the greatest novel of all time. 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 New York. And audiences are gagging with delight....
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 - The Original 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 - The Original Parody is choreographed by Mindy Cooper with musical direction by Michael Thomas Murray and Joy Dewing is the casting director.
50 Shades! The Musical - The Original 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.
Photo by Matthew Murphy