YouTube’s Michael Buckley stars in ‘Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man’ in New York
YouTube star and Live with Kelly guest host Michael Buckley headlines the comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man with Anneliese van der Pol this summer in New York and Provincetown!
Oh, how exciting! So happy Michael is taking his talents to the stage this year. The show runs Off-Broadway at the 777 Theatre from July 2-11 and at the Provincetown Theater from Aug 3-8.
Tickets at www.SexTipsPlay.com
Via Press Release:
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, has announced that comedian and YouTube star Michael Buckley (“What The Buck?”) and television and stage actress Anneliese van der Pol (“That’s So Raven”, Beauty and the Beast) will join the cast this summer as Dan and Robyn, for two weeks only – July 2-4 and 9-11 – at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets). Buckley, making his Off-Broadway debut in Sex Tips, will also perform in the show’s upcoming week-long run at The Provincetown Theater from August 3 – 8.
Michael Buckley is an American Internet celebrity, comedian, vlogger, entertainment host and pop culture expert. He was one of the first YouTube Partners and has made a career of developing original video content since 2008. His “WhatTheBuckShow” channel has over 400 million views and 1 million subscribers. In 2012, he won the “Live with Kelly” co-host search and appeared on the program for a week, and has hosted red carpets at the Teen Choice Awards and American Music Awards among others.
“I knew when I read the character description of ‘DAN: a gay man’ that THIS was the perfect role to stretch my acting chops and make my Off-Broadway debut,” said Buckley. “I look forward to the challenge!”
Anneliese van der Pol, widely known for her role of Chelsea Daniels in the Disney Channel original series “That’s So Raven,” made her Broadway debut in 2007 as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, followed by her Off-Broadway debut in Vanities, A New Musical at Second Stage Theatre. Van der Pol’s film credits include the vampire spoof film Vampires Suck and Bratz, and as a singer she has recorded several songs for The Walt Disney Company.
“I’m thrilled to join this hilarious Off-Broadway production!” said van der Pol. “ And to all the fans of ‘That’s So Raven’, you’ll have to come see this one live because there’s no way these tips will ever be seen on the Disney Channel!”
Now in its second smash year Off-Broadway, 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 recently launched its national tour with a sold out run at the Temple Theater in Des Moines, Iowa and Milwaukee, Wisconsin with upcoming performances across several states including Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, and North Carolina among others. Sex Tips can also be seen this summer at The Provincetown Theater starring Mr. Buckley from August 3 – 8.
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.
Tickets are priced at $49.95 and $69.95 and are now on sale through September 6, 2015 via SexTipsPlay.com. There is also a premium ticket which includes priority seating and a complimentary cocktail, priced at $89.95. Sex Tips plays Fridays and Saturdays 8pm. For tickets to the Provincetown Theatre production, which are $49-69, visit http://provincetowntheater.org/rover-event/sex-tips-for-straight-women-from-a-gay-man/
MICHAEL BUCKLEY is an American Internet celebrity, comedian, vlogger, entertainment host and pop culture expert. He was one of the first YouTube Partners and has made a career of developing original video content since 2008. His “WhatTheBuckShow” channel has over 400 million views and 1 million subscribers. He has worked with many brands including Dr. Pepper, Sony, Intel, Kodak and Warby Parker, and has hosted red carpets at the Teen Choice Awards, American Music Awards and others. In 2012, he won the “Live with Kelly” co-host search and appeared on the program for a week. He also is an Adult Figure Skater and does broadcasting work for Ice Network and NBC Sports. This is his Off-Broadway debut, though he did appear as the title character in the Electric Sunshine Man in 5th grade! YouTube & Facebook: /buckhollywood Twitter & Instagram: @buckhollywood
ANNELIESE VAN DER POL made her Broadway debut in 2007 as the final Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She starred for six years and in 100 episodes of the highly successful Disney show That’s So Raven as Chelsea Daniels. Regional theatre credits include: Kathy in Vanities (Pasadena Playhouse, Second Stage.) Esther in Meet Me in St. Louis (TUTS.) Laurey in Oklahoma (Austin Musical Theatre) and Eva Peron in Evita (Buena Civic Light.) Anneliese has recorded numerous songs for Disney Records and most recently finished shooting the movie Vampires Suck in Shreveport, LA. Anneliese will be spending the month of August in Connecticut playing Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.
MATT MURPHY (Playwright/Producer) most recently produced the critically-acclaimed musical Side Show on Broadway; with other recent productions including the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis; 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.
SHAWN NIGHTINGALE (Producer) is a native of Cape Cod who grew up around theatre in Provincetown, MA. Shawn produced the critically-acclaimed musical Side Show on Broadway and he has produced and worked with Joan Rivers, David Sedaris, 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 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.