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IT'S JUST SEX, Los Angeles’ Longest-Running, Award-Winning Comedy to Make its Off-Broadway Premiere

After Acclaimed Runs in Los Angeles,
A New Comedy About Lust & Trust
To Make Its Off-Broadway Premiere
Beginning Performances June 4th at the Actors’ Temple Theatre
Opening Night is Set for Tuesday June 25th 

Get It's Just Sex Tickets

After over two years of sold-out performances, as well as acclaim from critics and audiences alike, It’s Just Sex, Los Angeles’ longest-running, award-winning comedy about partner-swapping couples, will finally come to New York City.   Written by Jeff Gould and directed by Rick Shaw, It’s Just Sex will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway run June 4th at the Actors Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues).  Opening Night is set for Tuesday June 25th.

It’s Just Sex is a thought-provoking and hilarious look at monogamy, infidelity, lust, trust and the boundaries of relationships. With the kids away at camp, three couples get together for an innocent cocktail party.  But as the liquor flows, games are played, secrets are revealed, trust is tested, boundaries are broken and reality gets ‘swapped’ for fantasy.   

Featured in the cast are Jackie Debatin (“The Office,” “According To Jim,”),  Elaine Hendrix (Disney’s The Parent Trap, “Joan of Arcadia”), Michael Colby Jones ("One Life To Live," "Guiding Light," and "As The World Turns"), Gina LaPiana (“Days Of Our Lives”), Matt Walton (Boeing-Boeing at Papermill, the Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading), Salvator Xuereb (Captain America 2 – Freezer Burn) and Molly Fahey (Fine, Funny and Female). It’s Just Sex will have scenic and lighting design by Josh Iacovelli, costumes by Molly Maginnis-Tippe, and sound design by Paul Bourgeois.    

"A comic home run! Unapologetically commercial! Steers genre conventions into edgier terrain with unexpected insight… its thoughtful naughtiness rocks the house!" - LA TIMES 

"Convulsively funny. Laugh out loud adult fun! Sexy, sophisticated, scintillating, smart, and serious all in one... perfect date night entertainment!" – VARIETY

“Go!  Exposes the underpinnings of sexual fantasy and fidelity… provocative and surprisingly enlightening.” – LA WEEKLY ‘Pick of the Week’

Rick Shaw’s career includes performing, writing, producing and directing comedy for TV, movies, radio, stage, and nightclubs, including 6 seasons as producer on the hit CBS comedy “The Nanny.”  He has won and/or been nominated for 2 Cable Ace Awards, an NAACP Image Award and an Emmy.  Rick currently owns and is the Producing Director of the Secret Rose Theater and the NoHo Playhouse in the heart of the NoHo Arts District.

Jeff Gould’s critically acclaimed first play, Troubled Waters won the 2002 Artistic Achievement Award for Best Original Production and was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “hilarious and inspired”.  His latest comedy, Is There Sex After Marriage is currently in pre-production in Los Angeles.

Performances are SundayMonday and Tuesday evenings at 7pm, with a matinee Wednesday at 2pm.  Tickets, which range from $39.50 to $59.50 (including a $1.50 Facility Fee), may be purchased at or by calling 212/239-6200.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at St. Luke's Theater Box Office, 308 West 46 Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues).

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Elaine Hendrix - with over 100 film, television and stage credits, she is best known for such films as Disney’s The Parent Trap, Inspector Gadget 2,and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, SNL’s Superstar, and the cult classics What the Bleep Do We Know?! and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion. Some of her TV appearances include “Two and a Half Men”, “The Client List”, The Mentalist”, “Criminal Minds”, “Castle”, “90210” and two years on the critically acclaimed CBS series “Joan of Arcadia.” On stage she last played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire with Tony nominated director Randal Myler.

Michael Colby Jones is an actor, director, and Professor. NYC theater includes Straight On ‘Til Morning (78th St. Theater Lab), Othello (American Globe), Night Dance (Mint), Twelfth Night, Macbeth (Gorilla Rep) Bike Wreck (Metropolitan). TV: recurring roles on "One Life To Live," "Guiding Light," and "As The World Turns," as well as a smattering of commercials. Film: Killing Cinderella, Fred Lebow’s Bay Ridge Boys.

Gina La Piana is a Brooklyn-born actress, singer, composer and producer, soon to be seen in the new comedy, Rock in a Hard Place. Current and upcoming films include “Audrey” and “BG3: Play Kids”. Other films include “Black Widow”, “30 Days to Die” “Meet Dave” “Knockout”, “Jerry Maguire” and “Al G Indahouse”. Notable TV credits include “Bones”, “The Mentalist,”  “Criminal Minds”, “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” and Gabby Ortiz on “Days Of Our Lives”. A former recording artist with SONY, Columbia Records and NCA, Gina also works closely with the Aviva Center in Hollywood, raising money for displaced and troubled teenage girls.

Jackie Debatin is making her NYC theater debut.  Performed It's Just Sex at Two Roads Theater for extended run.  Recently relocated to New York City, after numerous years in television in Los Angeles.  Television credits include, recurring roles on “The Office,” “According To Jim,”  “The Nick Kroll Show,” “That 70's Show,” “Terriers,’ and “Girlfriends.”  Notable guest stars on “The Mentalist,” “CSI Miami,”  “Two And A Half Men,”  “Franklin & Bash,”  “24,”  “Lie To Me,”  “Party Down,”  “The Closer,”  “Nip Tuck,” “ER,” and “Friends.” 

Matt Walton. NY based but last seen on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse in the world premiere of Under My Skin -- last seen on this coast in Boeing-Boeing at Papermill Playhouse. Matt has created roles all over NY and recreated ones all over the country. Film credits include the Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading and Sundance hits Gigantic, Death In Love, and Armless.  Recent TV appearances include “Blue Bloods,” “Royal Pains,” hosting “The Onion Sportsdome” on Comedy Central, and as spokesman for Optimum.  Web browsers know Matt as many characters for CollegeHumor such as Don Draper and Mitt Romney.  


Salvator Xuereb just wrapped Captain America 2 – Freezer Burn. His other film & TV credits include: Big Stan (Rob Schneider), Natural Born Killers, Killing Zoe, and “Revenge,” “Justified,” “Dexter,” “House,” “Awake,” “24,” “All Rise” with Cedric The Entertainer.  His stage credits include The North Plan, No Exit, 7 Redneck Cheerleaders, Love Sick with the Elephant Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Salvator has written and directed two short films as well as a one-act play and two screenplays. 

Molly Fahey spent years pimpin' herself out at comedy clubs around NYC.  Theater: Fine, Funny and Female (Bleecker Street Theater, NY), Bleacher Bums (LTR, CO). 2013 National Commercials/Campaigns: NFL Football, American Association of Orthodontics, Linzess. T.V. Fashion, Entertainment and Game show Host for various networks.