NBA Penis Monologues Leaves Broadway for Miami Beach and HBO “Real Sports” Taping

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‘NBA Penis Monologues’ has proved to be a positive talking point for men regarding topics that don’t always receive the public attention that they need.

After a highly successful run in New York City, “NBA Penis Monologues” is set to premier its exhibition of candor and controversy in Miami Beach. The original play will premier at the Colony Theatre on December 8 and feature a star-studded cast of former NBA greats.

The Miami Beach run of “NBA Penis Monologues” will feature special performances from NBA legends Kenny Anderson, Anthony Mason, J.R. Rider and Chris Gatling, sharing their personal experiences with fame, fortune and sexual escapades. The performance focuses on the ups and downs of celebrity “penises,” including why so many male celebrities and professional athletes find themselves bankrupt and how they deal with gold-diggers, sex quagmires, bad investments, poor business decisions and life beyond the spotlight.

Sexual abuse, bullying and hazing—similar to the current situation taking place within the Miami Dolphins NFL organization—will also be among the topics covered at the Miami Beach premier. Former NBA player Kenny Anderson will speak about his own struggles with sexual abuse at a young age and how this revelation during the Broadway premier has affected his life.

Special guests at the event will include Ticha Penicheiro, a former Top 15 WNBA player and four-time all-star, as well as Sonjia Kenya, author of the popular book “Sex in South Beach: Let’s Talk About Sex.” Together with Anderson, Mason, Rider and Gatling, the women will lend their views and experiences to the talks about sex and sexuality.

“‘NBA Penis Monologues’ has proved to be a positive talking point for men regarding topics that don’t always receive the public attention that they need,” said Joe Brown, the play’s writer. “Now, we’re extending the conversation to cover even more ground, along with input from our female guests, who will lend their voices to the forum.”

The show, which made its world premiere July 7 at the Producers Club Theater on Broadway, received national attention for its groundbreaking and eye-opening subject matter.

“The response to our run in New York was overwhelmingly positive and there was a lot of attention brought to the fact that there are conversations men and women need to be having,” said Brown. “This isn’t just about examining culture through the male perspective.”

“NBA Penis Monologues” in Miami Beach will feature three days of events. Friday, December 6 marks a pre-premier celebrity kickoff event, to be held at the Juana M restaurant, located at W. 923 Brickell Ave. in Miami. On Saturday, December 7, the members of ‘NBA Penis Monologues’ will put on a basketball clinic for kids at Elizabeth Virrick Park in Coconut Grove at 12 p.m. Sunday will mark the debut of the show, with a VIP meet and greet taking place from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. before the curtain call at 7 p.m.

“NBA Penis Monologues” will also help raise money for important causes and charities and is fresh off of several recent events held for Susan G. Komen, to help support women who—like Brown and Gatlings' mothers—have had mastectomies. The event will be filmed live by HBO for an upcoming edition of its “Real Sports” program.

Tickets to “NBA Penis Monologues” are available online at penismonologue.com, StubHub.com and Gilt.com. Tickets are also available in person at the Colony Theatre and Juana M restaurant, or by phone at 757-572-8871. The Colony Theatre is located at 1040 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

To learn more about the play, presented by Nexcom Inc., visit penismonologue.com.

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