The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces the Marcus Center Presents and Off Broadway…
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man Coming To Marcus Center April 30 & May 1
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the hit comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, is making a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for two nights only on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 20 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office. Tickets can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Groups 10 or more can SAVE and should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 ext. 210
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man takes the audience on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider ‘tips’ come straight from the source: a gay man.
Directed by Tim Drucker, Sex Tips began performances on January 22, 2014 and opened on February 9, 2014.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, written by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman and published in 1997, championed the straight girl/gay guy friendship in mainstream pop culture and instantly became a national best-seller. The book was praised by the New York 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, the book has also been published in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Australia, England, and France.
The play has received the same adulation from the media with TheaterMania touting “SEX TIPS is one of the best date-night shows you’ll see this year. Breathlessly entertaining! Uproariously funny! Hysterically titillating!” and Michael Musto for OUT Magazine giving the show, “Two wet thumbs up!” Broadway World calls the show “a night of fun and exhausting laughter that makes you feel good in all the wrong places” and the academics from Columbia Spectator call it “hysterical and better than sex!
Presented by Matt Murphy and Shawn Nightingale, 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.
MATT MURPHY (Playwright/Producer) most recently produced the critically-acclaimed musicalSide Show on Broadway; with other recent productions including the Tony Award-winning musicalMemphis; 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 ofSpidermusical (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.
SHAWN NIGHTINGALE (Producer) is a native of Cape Cod who grew up around theatre in Provincetown, MA. He has produced and worked with Whoopi Goldberg, Lainie Kazan, John Waters, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Taylor Dayne, Bruce Vilanch, and the Tony Award winning Elaine Stritch (At Liberty). In addition to his work in live entertainment, Shawn has produced and starred in the short film The Appointment and P-Town the series. Shawn owns a consulting business and is on the board of directors for numerous non-profit companies as a business advisor. This is Shawn’s first foray into Off-Broadway producing in NY.
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is owned and partially funded by Milwaukee County. The Marcus Center has been the premier entertainment destination for Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1969. It provides the setting for outstanding cultural experiences, where the arts come to life for current and future generations. Located in the heart of the Downtown Theater District, the Marcus Center is a community facility that offers live performance of opera, ballet, children’s theater, symphony and first-class national touring productions. For more information on Off Broadway at the Marcus Center Series, visit the Marcus Center website at www.MarcusCenter.org.