Photo Flash: Cast of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Parody Celebrates Halloween
50 Shades! The Musical Parody at The Elektra Theatre celebrates Halloween in a new group photo! Check it out below!
The production also announced this week that tickets are now on sale through April 5, 2015 due to sold-out houses and rave reviews.
In addition, at the special Halloween performance on October 31st, any audience member who attends the show dressed in costume as their favorite 50 Shades character will receive a free drink of their choice. 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 cast features Daniel Bentley (Hairspray), Jack Boice(Phantom of the Opera International Tour), Melanie Brook(Tony and Tina's Wedding), Alexis Field (Angelina Ballerina The Musical), 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), 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 with influences ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to R & B to Les Miserables, including such songs as "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 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 Cooperwith 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: Carol Rosegg