Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is a new comedy beginning performances at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets) on Wednesday, January 22nd. On Saturday, January 25th, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man will hold a post-show talk-back with Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, the authors of the international best-selling book on which the show is based. The talk-back, moderated by award-winning writer Michael Musto, will also feature playwright Matt Murphy and director Tim Drucker. This event will be held following the 2:00pm matinee that day (3:30 pm). The press opening for Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is set for February 9, 2014.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is set inside a local university auditorium, where the featured event is an interactive discussion with Dan, the author of a best-selling sex tips book. With the help of a hunky stage assistant, Dan encourages the shy and studious moderator of the event, Robyn, to follow her dreams while following his tips. Based on the international best-selling book, this world premiere production welcomes audiences into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man.
Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman are the authors of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. First published in 1997 — before TV shows and films such as "Will and Grace," "Sex and the City" (Carrie/Stanford and Charlotte/Anthony) and My Best Friend’s Wedding reflected the straight girl/gay guy friendship in mainstream pop culture, and years before the "Queer Eye" guys introduced the world to the notion of better living through gay advice — the book instantly became a national best-seller. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man was praised by The Daily News for "offering witty-and yes, explicit-descriptions of all manner of how-to’s;" by The New York Post as "straightforward and saucy . . . a play-by-play account of how to make the most of every moment;" and by Salon.com as "a cannily entertaining romp through the nuts and bolts of sex from the male perspective." Now a cult classic, it has also been published in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Australia and England, and will come out in France this spring. Recently, the book also played a supporting role in the movie Hope Springs by sparking passionate romance between the characters played by Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.
Matt Murphy (Playwright) most recently produced the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis on Broadway; with other recent productions including Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne; Impressionism, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons; and the Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz. Matt is also currently producing New York’s latest hit family musical The Berenstain Bears LIVE!, now in its third year Off-Broadway, and Virtually Me!, which was recently profiled on Fox News and My9 News for its efforts to educate students about the increasingly challenging issue of cyber-bullying. www.MattMurphyProductions.com.
Tim Drucker (Director). Credits as a director include the Off-Broadway productions of Spidermusical (Mint Theater), Stinkykids! (Vital Theater, Off-B’way Alliance Award – Best Family Musical), as well as The Brain that Wouldn’t Die! (NYMF), and Grace McLean Lives in Concert (Ars Nova). As writer, the books to the musicals (with Randy Blair) Fat Camp (Off-B’way, NYMF 2009 Best of Fest), Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (Fringe Best Musical 2008) and Spidermusical. Other work includes Haute Mess (Ars Nova, The Other Baldwins) and Ruff (#serials at the Flea). BFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Michael Musto is the longtime writer and commentator who currently pens the weekly "Musto! The Musical!" column on Out.com, as well as appearing everywhere from the Advocate to the New York Times to CNN. Michael is the author of four books, including his most recent collection, "Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back." He’s been named to the Out 100 of influential gay people and recently won the Glam, Get Out, and Odyssey awards for Best Writer/Blogger.
The cast of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man includes Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon, South Pacific, Saved) as Dan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Forbidden Broadway, "Submissions Only") as Robyn, and Andrew Brewer (Cougar The Musical) as Stefan. Rachel Moulton and Grant MacDermott are the understudies.
Presented by Matt Murphy, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man has scenic design by Luke Cantarella, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Brian Tovar, and video and sound design by Randy Blair. Renee Lynette DeMaio is the Production Stage Manager. The company manager is Matt Franzetti. Casting is by Geoff Josselson Casting.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man performs Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 7pm and 10pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm , and Sundays at 7pm.
Tickets are priced at $49.69 and $69.69. There is also a premium ticket ("The Wet Zone") which includes priority seating and a complimentary cocktail, priced at $99.69. Tickets are on sale at SexTipsPlay.com.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man has a running time of 80 minutes (performed without an intermission).
For more information, visit SexTipsPlay.com.