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Photo Flash: 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway

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50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody (www.50ShadesTheMusical.com) at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) recently celebrated its 100th performance Off-Broadway - check out photos from the night below!

50 Shades! also recently announced that tickets are now on sale through January 4, 2015 due to audience demand and rave reviews. In addition, beginning September 2nd, a new fall schedule will begin. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Emily Dorezas, Al Samuels, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, Brett McDonald and 50 Shades Tour LLC.

The cast features David Andino (The Buddy Holly Story), Daniel Bentley (Hairspray), Kaitlyn Frotton (Scab), Chris Grace ("The Awkward Moment"), 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 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 - 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 Credit: Jim Brady

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Photo Flash: 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
Cast of 50 SHADES!

Photo Flash: 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
Cast of 50 SHADES!

Photo Flash: 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
Cast of 50 SHADES!

Photo Flash: 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
David Andino, Chloe Williamson, Alec Varcas, Ashley Ward, Kaitlyn Frotton. (Bottom Row) - Daniel Bentley, Casey Renee Rogers, Chris Grace, Amber Petty, and Tim Murray

Photo Flash: 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway

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