50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Off-Broadway
Husbands happy their wives saw the show: Countless. 50 Shades! The Musical Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) has announced that tickets are now on sale through September 6, 2015 due to audience demand and rave reviews. 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 schedule, from April 9th - July 5th is: Thursday at 7:30pmFriday at 7:30pmSaturday at 2pm, 5pm, and 8pmSunday at 3pm
The schedule, from July 7th - September 6th is: Tuesday at 7:30pmWednesday at 7:30pmThursday at 7:30pmFriday at 7:30pmSaturday at 5pm, and 8pm
50 Shades! The Musical Parody recently welcomed their 50,000th audience member to the show and is currently counting down to the release of the film of Fifty Shades of Grey with their 50 Days of 50 Shades celebration on social media.
The cast features Daniel Bentley (Hairspray), Jack Boice (Phantom of the Opera International Tour), Tim Murray (MTV's "White House Down"), Amber Petty (voice of Sirius/XM's Radio Margaritaville), Caroline Reade (Evita), Casey Rogers (Catch Me If You Can), Alec Varcas (Spamalot), Ashley Ward (Baby Wants Candy), Chloe Williamson (Save The Date) and Zach Kononov (Spring Awakening).
50 Shades! The Musical 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 14, 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.