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SHAHS OF SUNSET Star G.G. Gharachedaghi to Join 'SEX TIPS' Off-Broadway

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The producers have announced Golnesa "G.G." Gharachedaghi, star of "Shahs of Sunset," will make her stage debut in New York's longest running comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man for a limited two-week engagement this December.

Everyone's favorite fiery "Persian Princess" will be taking over the role of "Robyn" for two weeks only, from December 3rd through the 10th at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets), during which a portion of the play's proceeds will go to her charity Little Warriors.

"As soon as I read the script I just knew this was something I had to do," said G.G. "The show is incredibly funny, well-written, provocative and exactly my kind of humor. I hope everyone who hasn't already seen the show will come check it out. It's a great night of entertainment."

Golnesa Gharachedaghi, known to millions of fans as G.G., stars in the hit reality television series
"Shahs of Sunset." Now in its sixth season, the highly rated show features the captivating lives of six young Persian-American friends as they navigate through life, love and the pursuit of happiness in Beverly Hills.

G.G. is an advocate for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, something she has struggled with most of her adult life. She has worked with the Arthritis Foundation and Children's Hospital Los Angeles to help support others, particularly children, who suffer from the disease as well as raise money for research to develop a cure. Most recently, G.G. established a nonprofit foundation, Little Warriors, to support children suffering from a variety of autoimmune diseases.

Now in its third smash year Off-Broadway, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider 'tips' come straight from the source: a gay man. Directed by Tim Drucker, Sex Tips began performances on January 22, 2014 and opened on February 9, 2014. Sex Tips launched its wildly successful national tour last year with several sold out runs at performing arts centers in Des Moines, IA, Tampa, FL, and Buffalo, NY among others. For the 2016/2017 season, the touring company will set out for more than 18 weeks across several states including Colorado, Florida, Texas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Tennessee. During the hit Off Broadway run, the cast has featured an eclectic array of stars including Disney star Anneliese Van Der Pol ("That's So Raven"), internet sensation Michael Buckley, undie-wearing band The Skivvies (Broadway star Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley) and fan favorite of TV's "Real Housewives of New York" Sonja Morgan.

Joining G.G. on stage are Grant MacDermott ("Dan") and Michael Glavan ("Stefan").

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, written by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman and published in 1997, championed the straight girl/gay guy friendship in mainstream pop culture and instantly became a national best-seller. Now a cult classic, the book has also been published in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Australia, England, and France.

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.

Golnesa Gharachedaghi ("Robyn"), known to millions of fans as G.G., stars in the hit reality television series "Shahs of Sunset." Now in its sixth season, the highly rated show features the captivating lives of six young Persian-American friends as they navigate through life, love and the pursuit of happiness in Beverly Hills. The show is produced by True Entertainment/EndemolShine.

G.G. is an advocate for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, something she has struggled withmost of her adult life. She has worked with the Arthritis Foundation and Children's Hospital Los Angeles to help support others, particularly children, who suffer from the disease as well as raise money for research to develop a cure. Most recently, G.G. established a nonprofit foundation, Little Warriors, to support children suffering from a variety of autoimmune diseases.

G.G., 35, was born and raised in Los Angeles by her parents who came to the United States from Iran in 1975. Her father operates a successful boutique architecture firm and her mother works in the Los Angeles textile and garment industry.

While attending high school, G.G. was an accomplished gymnast and trained for placement on the U.S. Olympic team competing in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. After deciding against a career in gymnastics, G.G. was graduated from high school and went on to pursue a degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

G.G. currently resides in Los Angeles. More information is available on Twitter @GolnesaGG and Instagram @GG_Golnesa.

Matt Murphy (Playwright/Producer) most recently produced the critically-acclaimed musical Side Show on Broadway; with other recent productions including the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis; Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne; Impressionism, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons; and the Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz. Matt is also currently producing New York's latest hit family musical The Berenstain Bears LIVE!, now in its third year Off-Broadway, and Virtually Me!, which was recently profiled on Fox News and My9 News for its efforts to educate students about the increasingly challenging issue of cyber-bullying. www.MattMurphyProductions.com.

Tim Drucker (Director). Credits as a director include the Off-Broadway productions of Spidermusical (Mint Theater), Stinkykids! (Vital Theater, Off-B'way Alliance Award - Best Family Musical), as well as The Brain that Wouldn't Die! (NYMF), and Grace McLean Lives in Concert (Ars Nova). As writer, the books to the musicals (with Randy Blair) Fat Camp (Off-B'way, NYMF 2009 Best of Fest), Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (Fringe Best Musical 2008) and Spidermusical. Other work includes Haute Mess (Ars Nova, The Other Baldwins) and Ruff (#serials at the Flea). BFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Shawn Nightingale (Producer) is a native of Cape Cod who grew up around theatre in Provincetown, MA. Shawn produced the critically-acclaimed musical Side Show on Broadway and he has produced and worked with Joan Rivers, David Sedaris, Whoopi Goldberg, Lainie Kazan, John Waters, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Taylor Dayne, Bruce Vilanch, and the Tony Award winning Elaine Stritch (At Liberty). In addition to his work in live entertainment, Shawn produced and starred in the short film The Appointment and P-Town the series. Shawn owns a consulting business and is on the board of directors for numerous non-profit companies as a business advisor.


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