"PLAYJOY HEF & THE BUNNY THAT WASN'T" is split into two parts. The first part starts as a one woman show, with spotlight on pretty blond woman who once could have been a successful Playboy Bunny but decided to go the other route of marrying, kids, and soccer mom. The spotlight is on her and the stage is dark. She begins speaking about whether she had made the right decisions in her life. The song "You're Coming Home" plays on a loudspeaker (it's her daughter singing off stage) and as she starts talking, the stage begins to light up and you see the true Playboy colors decorating the stage and Hugh Hefner sitting at a desk looking out the window. We know it's Hefner because of his signature robe and slippers. He's recalling a young hopeful that ended up leaving, as the tune "I've Been Abused" plays on a radio. He begins to respond to the song, then song fades out and Hef does a few minutes of one man show stuff. He joins the blond woman and sings to her "Don't Let The Water Come In" a short of fatherly like chat. The woman walks on stage and they finish the song together then go into talking together about their lives, and as they talk the stage darkens and when lights come on again, we see Hef's past as he talks about it and how he began. As he talks, the scene is played out as the two look on. The people on stage begin singing "Hallelujah Bound", another up tune giving a "rah-rah" quality to the play.
From this point, the show becomes an interview show with the woman and Hef sitting on the sidelines in director's chairs interviewing each other as the action plays out on stage of what they are talking about. Inter-twined in this diologue are songs sung by the cast and the main characters. In one scene the woman is lamenting about her decision, so Hef sings "Little Girl" to her to try and comfort the woman, as a group of Playboy Bunnies dance and sing on stage to a song called "Celebrate Your Life". Audience begins to see the 2 lives of Hef and the woman and should begin to understand Hugh Hefner and his empire, plus the audience should also begin to see the woman's point of view and that even if she had become a Bunny, she could have still had children and family, as Hefner did! The most interesting part here is how the actors write their own script and lines while having an idea of the concept of this play/musical. It will be very interesting to see how this concept plays out.
At certain times in the show, Hef and the woman join the cast on stage with backdrop scenery of the Playboy Mansion, Las Vegas, a bar, a bedroom, etc. But they always return to their chairs at the end of a song or scene. Hef also sings about his life with the song "A Big Helping Hand" and how so many were against his ideas due to the morality of the 1950's and he sings "Don't Let The Water Come In", meaning don't let things get to you and follow your dream.
The woman explains her choice of family over Playjoy fame by singing: "Love Always", "I Will Become", and even a cute song called "Juana". This play will show the audience that even being a Bunny or Hugh Hefner is good in God's eyes and that we make decisions that mark our destiny when we learn of Hugh Hefner's past success and failures, or maybe that one Bunny that got away! Although Hef runs this sort of business, he found time to marry, have kids and even show the wholesome side to Playboy. On the other hand, the woman starts to talk about her life and we see it on stage and realize that she had also made her dreams come true, she was just unsure.
The ending is when both the life of Hef and the life of the woman meet halfway on stage and there is a lot of singing and dancing with Hef and the woman as partners on the dance floor. It would run just under an hour and 1/2. The plot can be expanded but for now this is just a short idea. As I progress with it, it will get better. For now, this is the premise of the play/musical I wrote called "PLAYJBOY HEF & THE BUNNY THAT WASN'T".
Already have a known actress who wants to play the woman
Already have a director who will direct the play
Already have music in place (David Creative (c) 2009 COPYRIGHT) MORE SONGS AVAILABLE TO HEAR!
DO NOT HAVE RIGHTS TO USE PLAYBOY, ALTERNATE TITLE WOULD BE "PLAYJOY THE MUSICAL" Hugh Hefner's name would be changed...
****Must contact Playboy and see how one goes about this, otherwise it's an interesting play and I have all the right crew and people to make this happen!
Let me know!
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PLAYBOY HISTORY AS FOLLOWS:
|Publisher||Playboy Enterprises, Inc.|
|Year founded||October 1, 1953|
|First issue||December 1953|
|Language||English, many others|
|Website||Playboy Playboy UK|
The Playboy Interview
Bans on the sale of Playboy
- For a full listing, please see List of people in Playboy 1953–1959, 1960–1969, 1970–1979, 1980–1989, 1990–1999, 2000–2009, 2010–2019.
- Marilyn Monroe (December 1953)(Never actually posed for Playboy itself)
- Jayne Mansfield (February 1955)
- Mara Corday (October 1958)
- Ursula Andress (June 1965)
- Carol Lynley (March 1965)
- Kim Basinger (February 1983)
- Janet Jones (March 1987)
- Drew Barrymore (January 1995)
- Denise Richards (December 2004)
- Lindsay Lohan (January 2012)
- Svetlana Khorkina (November 1997 Russian edition)
- Katarina Witt (December 1998)
- Tanja Szewczenko (April 1999 German Edition)
- Joanie Laurer (November 2000 and January 2002)
- Gabrielle Reece (January 2001)
- Kiana Tom (May 2002)
- Torrie Wilson (May 2003 and March 2004 [the latter with Sable])
- Amy Acuff (September 2004)
- Amanda Beard (July 2007)
- Ashley Harkleroad (August 2008)
- Linda Evans (July 1971)
- Suzanne Somers (February 1980 and December 1984)
- Shannen Doherty (March 1994 and December 2003)
- Farrah Fawcett (December 1995 and July 1997)
- Women of Baywatch (June 1998)
- Claudia Christian (October 1999)
- Shari Belafonte (September 2000)
- Brooke Burke (May 2001 and November 2004)
- Susie Feldman (August 2008)
- Karina Smirnoff (May 2011)
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- Argentina (1985–1995, 2006–)
- Austria (2012–)
- Brazil (1975–) (see Playboy (Brazil))
- Bulgaria (2002–)
- Colombia (2008–)
- Croatia (1997–)
- Czech Republic (1991–)
- Estonia (2007–)
- France (1973–)
- Germany (1972–)
- Greece (1985–)
- Hungary (1989–1993, 1999–)
- Italy (1972–2003, 2008–)
- Latvia (2010–)
- Lithuania (2008–)
- Macedonia (2010– )
- Mexico (1976–1998, 2002–)
- Moldova (2012–)
- Netherlands (1983–)
- Philippines (2008–)
- Poland (1992–)
- Portugal (2009, 2012–)
- Romania (1999–)
- Russia (1995–)
- Serbia (2004–)
- Slovakia (1997–2002, 2005–)
- Slovenia (2001–)
- South Africa (1993–1996, 2011–)
- Spain (1978–)
- Thailand (2012–)
- Ukraine (2005–)
- United States (1953–)
- Venezuela (2006–)
- Australia (1979–2000) — see specific article
- Georgia (country) (2007–2009)
- Hong Kong (1986–1993)
- Indonesia (2006–2007)
- Japan (1975–) — see specific article
- Norway (1998–1999)
- Sweden (1998–1999)
- Taiwan (1990–2003)
- Turkey (1986–1995)
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- Playboy TV
- Playboy UK
- List of men's magazines
- List of Playboy Playmates of the Month
- List of Playboy Playmates of the Year
- List of people in Playboy 1953–1959
- List of people in Playboy 1960–1969
- List of people in Playboy 1970–1979
- List of people in Playboy 1980–1989
- List of people in Playboy 1990–1999
- List of people in Playboy 2000–2009
- List of people in Playboy 2010–2019
- List of Playboy Playmates by birthplace
- List of Playboy videos
- Playboy: The Mansion
- The Playboy Mansion
- Playboy Club
- Playboy Studio West
- Playboy Playmate
- Playboy Dolls
- Playboy's Book of Forbidden Words
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- Pubic Wars
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- NAME: Hugh Hefner
- OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur
- BIRTH DATE: April 09, 1926 (Age: 86)
- EDUCATION: Steinmetz High School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois