Musical Reveals The Joys of Sex at Off Broadway's Variety Arts, April 13

News   Musical Reveals The Joys of Sex at Off Broadway's Variety Arts, April 13 The Joys of Sex: A Naughty New Musical — which hit the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival — returns to the New York stage at Off Broadway's Variety Arts, starting April 13.
The Joys of Sex star Ron Bohmer
The Joys of Sex star Ron Bohmer

The show's FringeNYC Award-winning director Jeremy Dobrish (The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)) returns to direct the work, which will open May 12. Ron Bohmer (The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Thing About Men) and Jenelle Lynn Randall (They Wrote That?) join original Fringe cast members David Josefsberg (Les Misérables, Grease!) and Stephanie Kurtzuba (The Boy From Oz). Ben Sprecher and William P. Miller produce the musical featuring lyrics by Melissa Levis, music by David Weinstein and book by Levis and Weinstein.

Not to be confused with the bestselling, similarly-titled 1974 book, the musical The Joys of Sex — which does not contain "nudity or crass language" — features four characters who sing about threesomes, one-night stands, cybersex and orgasms.

The design team for The Joys of Sex will feature Neil Patel (set), David C. Woolard (costume), Donald Holder (lighting) and T. Richard Fitzgerald (sound). Lisa Shriver handles choreography.

The show recently came under fire of the Local 802 musicians union when producers notified them it would be using a Sinfonia synthesizer machine. This was the machine at the center of last year's Broadway musicians' strike.

Tickets to The Joys of Sex at the Variety Arts Theatre, 110 Third Avenue (at 14th Street), will be available March 21 by calling (212) 239-6200. The Variety Arts Theatre box office opens March 22.