Improvisation group have written a musical based on the bestselling erotic novel
As the buzz builds around the upcoming film adaptation of EL James’ erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, a musical of the bestselling books is set to hit Broadway.
The show, developed by the Chicago-based improvisation group Baby Wants Candy, has been described as an ‘all-singing, all dancing musical parody’, rather than a direct re-enactment of the sensational series.
Set in a book club, the drama unfolds when the assembled ladies decide to read Fifty Shades, hoping for some intellectual stimulation. With the help of a live band, the performers tell the infamous story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, and treat the audience to 11 original songs with titles including ‘They get nasty’, and ‘I don’t make love, I f**k’.
The show, which was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has just finished a successful month-long run in Chicago, and has been well received by critics.
The producers, Marshall Cordell, Albert Samuels and Emily Davezas said the production was: ‘Surely not for those under the age of 18, but it does not cross boundaries that would make general audiences squirm.’
Performances are due to start at the Gramercy Theatre this weekend.