Watch: "Fifty Shades of Grey" musical spoof makes off-Broadway debut

Ana and Christian are now heating up the off-Broadway stage.

The characters from E.L. James' highly popular book series have been brought to life, with a comical twist.

"Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody" debuted in preview performances on Wednesday to a sold-out crowd.

The stage show features the characters from the novel performing satirical numbers, merging elements of the book with pop culture. One number is set to the tune of Beyonce's hit "Single Ladies," with lyrics like "All ya horny ladies! Pick this book up!"

"I mean we didn't write 'War and Peace' here," co-writer Bradford McMurran said, "But it certainly is a fun one without a doubt. And I love that our crowd is like typically like women and middle aged women and it may help out my dating life."

The play officially opens May 5 at the Actor's Temple in New York.

Watch clips from the show in our video at the top of this story.

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