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50 Shades! The Musical Parody
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50 Shades! The Musical Parody NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(82 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
17%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious

About the Show

In this musical parody of the book phenomenon, "Fifty Shades of Grey," the audience is led on a comedic roller coaster ride through this unlikely bestseller.

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Member Reviews (82)

86
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if You know even a little about the book trilogy Like dirty humor Not a stick-in-the-mud

Don't see it if Are a stick-in-the-mud

76
Funny, Fluffy, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy parodies

Don't see it if you find 50shades banal

Critic Reviews (9)

March 14th, 2014

"50 Shades! The Musical, an exuberant takeoff, handily delivers the goods. The opportunities for humor are rife, and this show’s script takes full advantage. It is a musical parody, and a very entertaining one."
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March 14th, 2014

"Assembled by an orgy of bi-coastal comedy writers, the show is more stimulating than you’d expect, tickling Fifty Shades virgins and detractors alike, although sincere fans may leave frustrated. Bad sex writing is an easy target, and though there are inspired moments, around the one-hour mark you start to wonder if the X-rated goofing is ever going to climax."
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March 12th, 2014

"The minds behind 50 Shades! The Musical: The Original Parody apparently decided to make the mega-selling erotic trilogy louder, tackier, and cruder. That’s fine in theory, but the humor goes limp early on. Although there's some fun, you feel a little too much pain and not enough pleasure."
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March 12th, 2014

"The tune-filled send-up of E.L. James' sex trilogy: 50 Shades! The Musical, comes in only two basic tones, filthy and funny. In other words, win-win. Its not high art, or even middlebrow, and it’s not trying to be. Given that E.L. James’ prose already reads like a self-parody, dirty-minded humor perfectly fits this send-up of “50 Shades of Grey.”
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March 12th, 2014

"As S and M musicals go, 50 Shades! is a mixed leather bag of metal-spiked hits and misses. While some of the lyrics are sassy and smart, others seem cheap and obvious. But you'd have to be a humorless curmudgeon not to laugh out loud at all this silliness."
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March 12th, 2014

"50 Shades! The Musical, a parody of something that's basically a parody itself, doesn't overstay its own welcome or overstate its case; it's done within less than 100 minutes, and almost all of those minutes contain genuine humor. None of the songs is likely to become a standard, but it's a surprisingly diverse bunch that never gets tiresome."
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April 23rd, 2014

"Who knew bondage and discipline could be so much fun!!"
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March 28th, 2014

"50 Shades! The Musical, a cleverly orchestrated sex romp, played for laughs in ways you cannot begin to imagine...What really puts 50 Shades! in the upper class of farce, though, is the quality of the songs and the actors, who stop the show belting double-entendres with voices that would put TV pop-idol contestants to shame."
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April 1st, 2014

"50 Shades! is a smart, raucous party musical, with a cast which proves that New York is home to insanely funny group of talented actors who are able to sing well. It shows its improv-comedy roots; it is smart, sharp, doesn’t take itself too seriously, and knows when to wrap it up. The show zips by, with all cylinders firing at every moment."
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