Break out your bondage wear and grab your girlfriends – Fifty Shades is coming to the stage.
A Fifty Shades of Grey parody musical, 50 Shades! The Musical, is coming to New York at the Gramercy Theatre this weekend, after a popular run in Chicago last month. The show is written and performed by the Chicago-based improv group Baby Wants Candy, which boasts alums such as Rachel Dratch and Aidy Bryant.
According to the NY Post, “The opening scene centers on a middle-aged ladies’ book group, then plunges, like a cougar’s neckline, into sketches making fun of the erotic, best-selling novel.” The show comes complete with a live band and 11 original songs, including “They Get Nasty” and ““I Don’t Make Love, I “F#*!,” per the Post.
It’s easy to be skeptical about all things Fifty Shades – this party game is pretty unnecessary – but the production was well-reviewed in Chicago, with the Chicago Tribune saying it was an enjoyable little show where “everyone kept their clothes on, mercifully, but dirty songs abounded.”
Sounds like the perfect appetizer to the upcoming movie. Or, at the very least, a way to add some spice to your weekend.