By Michael Gioia
19 May 2013
Cuff Me: A Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody is written by Bradford McMurran, Jeremiah Albers and Sean Michael Devereux of the improv group The Pushers. It was conceived by Tim Flaherty, who is also a contributing author, and Sonya Carter, who directs.
The cast features Matthew Brian Bagley, Laurie Gardner, Alex Gonzalez and Tina Jensen. Opening night was originally scheduled for May 5, but was postponed due to a scheduling conflict.
Cuff Me! A Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody, according to Entertainment Events, "is the unauthorized hilarious parody of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' book phenomenon! Grab your girlfriends and get ready to laugh at this sexy, and hysterical romp! Cuff Me! The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody will have you dancing in the aisles as the cast of four belts out hilarious parodies of hit songs from your favorite artists, all while spoofing the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' book!"
The Pushers are a Virginia-based sketch and improv comedy group. They debuted in the spring of 2005 with a roster of 15 members. To date, The Pushers includes original members Ed Carden, Devereux and McMurran along with Tiffany Chilcott (2006) and Alba Woolard (2009). The group has performed throughout Virginia, including The Virginia Beach and Richmond Funnybone Comedy Clubs and the NorVa, and have appeared at The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival and the Charleston Comedy Festival. In New York, the group has performed at the People's Improv Theater, the Magnet Theater and the Upright Citizen's Brigade, as well as a run of shows at the Kraine Theater.
Performances of Cuff Me: A Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 2 PM.
The Actors Temple Theater is located at 339 West 47th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). For more information, call (877) 386-6968 or visit EntertainmentEvents.com. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com.