Off-Broadway Hit

Date night idea: Off-Broadway hit Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man at Proctors

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, comes to Proctors for 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 New York performances in early 2014, hitting the road with an additional touring version—starring Jacklyn Collier, Grant MacDermott and Brooks Christopher—in spring 2015.

The show lands at Proctors, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10–11. Tickets, $39.50, are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, written by Anderson and 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 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.