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.
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).