Naughty or Nice: The Joys of Sex Musical Opens Off-Broadway, May 12

News   Naughty or Nice: The Joys of Sex Musical Opens Off-Broadway, May 12 The 2002 Fringe Festival alum The Joys of Sex: A Naughty New Musical makes it to Off-Broadway as the show opens May 12 at the Variety Arts Theatre.

A union dispute which threatened to stop performances was settled when the musicians Local 802 and producers came to a last-minute agreement about the use of a Sinfonia synthesizer — commonly known, at least to Broadway, as "the virtual orchestra."

The show's FringeNYC Award-winning director Jeremy Dobrish (The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)) returns to direct the work. 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).

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.

Ben Sprecher and William P. Miller produce the musical featuring lyrics by Melissa Levis, music by David Weinstein and book by Levis and Weinstein. The Joys of Sex performs at the Variety Arts Theatre, 110 Third Avenue (at 14th Street).

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