Play preview: Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody

From the March 21, 2013 edition

It’s inevitable that something that becomes the fastest selling of its kind of all time (in this case, paperback book) will face comedic ridicule.

The sexy, if poorly written, BDSM novel “Fifty Shades of Gray” has been parodied mercilessly.

Here’s the musical version. “Spank!” features playful pokes at the steamy romance.

And while Chippendale-style dances are promised, there is no safe word for the laughter sure to ensue. Tickets start at $35.75.

Photo courtesy Mills Entertainment