50 Shades! The Musical Will Begin Run at Elektra Theatre Feb. 21
10 Jan 2014
50 Shades! The Musical will begin performances Feb. 21, prior to an official opening March 12, at The Elektra Theatre.
The production had originally been scheduled to open in November 2013, but was delayed due to a shift in management at the Elektra Theatre.
Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, the musical features a book by Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward and Dan Wessels, and music and lyrics by Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Al Samuels and Dan Wessels.
Casting will be announced at a later date.
Here's how the show is billed: "50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody opens with a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the notorious characters', Anastasia and Christian, delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. The musical is an uproarious rollercoaster ride through this unlikely bestseller. The show features a sassy original score with musical influences ranging from traditional musical theater to R&B to Gilbert and Sullivan, including the provocative 'I Don’t Make Love...' and 'There's a Hole Inside of Me.'"
Set and costume design is by John Dunnett, lighting design is by Herrick Goldman and sound design is by Matt Kraus. Joy Dewing is the casting director.