50 SHADES! to End Off-Broadway Run This Month
50 Shades! The Musical Parody (www.50ShadesTheMusical.com) will end its engagement at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) on April 26th. 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 show recently celebrated its oneyear anniversary in New York, and at the time of closing, 50 Shades! The Musical Parody will have played 453 performances.
"It has been truly wonderful to bring 50 Shades! The Musical Parody to New York," said Executive Producer Andrew Asnes. "We have been overwhelmed by the reception from audiences and critics alike and look forward to continuing to make people laugh out loud with our sit down production in Las Vegas and in productions around the world. Thank you NY for 453 shows."
50 Shades! The Musical Parody is currently playing at Bally's Las Vegas and tickets are available through TicketMaster.com or by calling 702-777-2782. There are also productions currently playing in Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, Holland, France, Canada and Spain.
The NYC cast features Jack Boice (Phantom of the Opera International Tour), Melanie Brook (Tony and Tina's Wedding), Adam Hyndman (NBC'S "The Sing Off"), Tim Murray (MTV's "White House Down"), Amber Petty (voice of Sirius/XM's Radio Margaritaville), Aili Venho (Finian's Rainbow), Laura Yoder Witt (Seussical), Alec Varcas (Spamalot), 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."
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.