‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Musical Heading to Off-Broadway

The musical spoof of EL James' erotic novel is heading to NYC

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File this under ‘Probably Inevitable': Fifty Shades of Grey is getting the musical treatment. A parody production of the bestselling erotic novel is heading to an off-Broadway theater in New York this week. That’s right, there’s finally a play your inner goddess, your book club and your mother-in-law can all agree on.

Musical sketch comedy group Baby Wants Candy is bringing their original production 50 Shades! The Musical, to New York’s Gramercy Theater on Jan. 11-12. The work, which is based on the eyebrow-raising 50 Shades of Grey trilogy by British author E.L. James, drew large crowds to the Chicago theater where it originally opened and was part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before its New York premiere.

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The show opens with a book club cracking open the steamy tome, which tells the tale of the love affair between millionaire bondage aficionado Christian Grey and his innocent young ingenue, Anastasia Steele. According to the Sun Times, “Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is led on a hilarious roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller.” The theatrical production proceeds to skewer the popular and bawdy books via sight gags (Christian Grey with a pot belly!), quick paced dialogue and sketch comedy. The show also features a live band performing 11 original songs, including the raunchily titled “They Get Nasty,” “I Don’t Make Love, I “F#*!” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.” While the source material is certainly blush-worthy, according to the New York Post, the musical “won’t make the average theatergoer squirm.” However, the play is recommended for audience members over the age of 18 because of its adult themes.

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4 comments
VivianRay
VivianRay

women have always wanted good sex, most are not able to admit  it . I, have  read  all three books, and I, loved them. The way  that Mrs. James describe  Mr. gray it was Robert Patterson, to a tee ANA was Kirsten  Steward RIGHT DOWNTO HER JENES AND CONVERS TENNIS  Hunner and Johnson , want get pigeon hole   but the actors you wrote about are Pigeon  hole . yes make  up and  cameras can do wonders. But you have two people that look just  like the  two in your book  with out muchchange

TonyPeart
TonyPeart

Hank you beet me to it ' I hope they show a little restraint

HankLong
HankLong

Can't help but wonder if Devo's "Whip It Good" will be included...

JohnRudmin
JohnRudmin

We are like the Romans near the empire's teetering end, finding diversion by indulging in shallow poems about "dirty" slave girls giving it up. Meanwhile, who is going to save the civilization we have become so obliviously dependent upon that we take it for granted?