Photo Flash: SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Celebrates Opening Night
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, a new comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, is now playing Off-Broadway at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets). Directed by Tim Drucker (writer/director of Spidermusical, co-book writer for the musical Fat Camp) Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man stars Jason Michael Snow (last seen on Broadway in Book of Mormon, and the composer, co-writer and co-producer of the current internet sensationRussian Broadway Shut Down) as Dan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Forbidden Broadway, "Submissions Only") as Robyn, and Andrew Brewer (Cougar The Musical) as Stefan. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities!
This new comedy is set inside a local university auditorium, where the featured event is an interactive discussion with the author of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. With the help of Stefan, a hunky stage assistant, author Dan Anderson encourages the shy and studious moderator of the event, Robyn, to follow her dreams while following his tips. Based on the international best-selling book, this world premiere production welcomes audiences into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man was written by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman. First published in 1997 -- before TV shows and films such as "Will and Grace," "Sex and the City" and My Best Friend's Wedding reflected the straight girl/gay guy friendship in mainstream pop culture; and years before the "Queer Eye" guys introduced the world to the notion of better living through gay advice -- the book instantly became a national best-seller. Now a cult classic, it has also been published in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Australia and England, and will come out in France this spring. Recently, the book also played a supporting role in the movie Hope Springs by sparking passionate romance between the characters played by Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.
The cast of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man includes Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon, South Pacific, Saved) as Dan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Forbidden Broadway, "Submissions Only") as Robyn, and Andrew Brewer (Cougar The Musical) as Stefan. Rachel Moulton and Grant MacDermott are the understudies.
Presented by Matt Murphy and Shawn Nightingale, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man has scenic design by Luke Cantarella, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Brian Tovar, and video and Sound Design by Randy Blair. Renee Lynette DeMaio is the Production Stage Manager. The company manager is Matt Franzetti. Casting is by Geoff Josselson Casting.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man began performances on January 22, 2014 and opened on February 9th. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is performed Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 7pm and 10pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm , and Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are priced at $49.69 and $69.69. There is also a premium ticket ("The Wet Zone") which includes priority seating and a complimentary cocktail, priced at $99.69. Tickets are on sale at SexTipsPlay.com. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man has a running time of 70 minutes (performed without an intermission).
Photo Credit: Stephanie Olsen