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STAGE TUBE: New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!STAGE TUBE: New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

A brand-new featurette goes behind the scenes of RUTHLESS! The Musical, encapsulating the fun and frantic journey of this new production, and you can check it out below! RUTHLESS opened Off-Broadway this past Monday night. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Lyricist Proposes to Composer on Opening NightRUTHLESS! Lyricist Proposes to Composer on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Romance was in the air at last night's opening of RUTHLESS! off-Broadway.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside RUTHLESS!'s Opening Night After Party!Photo Coverage: Inside RUTHLESS!'s Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - Jul 14, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL just opened Off-Broadway last night, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. When THE BAD SEED meets GYPSY it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and diabolical eight-year-old who 'was born to entertain.' With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer is shocking in this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of RUTHLESS!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of RUTHLESS!
by Walter McBride - Jul 14, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL just opened Off-Broadway last night, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird.  When THE BAD SEED meets GYPSY it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and diabolical eight-year-old who 'was born to entertain.' With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer is shocking in this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Ruffin' It- Go Inside 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!Photo Coverage: Broadway Ruffin' It- Go Inside 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 13, 2015

The 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser - the star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore - was held July 11 in Shubert Alley. This year's event was co-hosted by Tony winner Peters and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells. BroadwayWorld brings you lots of photos with your favorite Broadway stars and some adorable animals! (more...)

RUTHLESS! Takes Pageantry to a New Level, Opening Tonight Off-BroadwayRUTHLESS! Takes Pageantry to a New Level, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL opens Off-Broadway tonight, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the newest incarnation ofRUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway BarksPhoto Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway Barks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser was held July 11 in Shubert Alley. Broadway's brightest were in attendance, including Tony Award-winner Lena Hall. Below, check out a photo of Hall with Lawrence Leritz with their newly-adopted pups! (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Welcome RUTHLESS! Friends at BROADWAY BARKSBernadette Peters to Welcome RUTHLESS! Friends at BROADWAY BARKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The entire company of Ruthless! The Musical will join host Bernadette Peters at the 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser this Saturday, July 11th at 5 PM in Shubert Alley. (more...)

Full Celebrity Lineup Announced for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!Full Celebrity Lineup Announced for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 17th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, this event features celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway.  The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Saturday, July 11 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5:00-6:30 p.m. This year's event will be co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, HBO's 'Girls'). The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL is set to open Off-Broadway Monday, July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Preview performances began on June 25th. Book and lyrics for RUTHLESS! are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the newest incarnation ofRUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone, Fran Drescher Meet the Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!Photo Flash: Patti LuPone, Fran Drescher Meet the Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL entertained the crowd on Fran Drescher's New York Harbor cruise to kick off Gay Pride Week last Sunday, June 21st. A benefit for Cancer Schmancer, the floating party was held aboard the Hornblower Hybrid. Patti LuPone joined the festivities immediately following her matinee of SHOWS FOR DAYS along with other celebrity guests including Thomas Roberts, Patti Stanger, Jill Zarin, Peter Marc Jacobson, and Ann Hampton Callaway. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/20/2015
by - Jun 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/20/2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Broadway lovers (and haters) rejoice, because the funniest and bloodiest musical about what it takes to make a child a star is returning to Off-Broadway. RUTHLESS! is set to begin performances June 25th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theater District, with the official Opening Night on Monday, July 13th. Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley and music by Marvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as musical supervisor as well. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RUTHLESS!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Rehearsals began June 2nd for the all-new production of RUTHLESS! The Musical. Broadway lovers (and haters) rejoice, because the funniest and bloodiest musical about what it takes to make a child a star is returning to Off-Broadway! RUTHLESS! is set to begin performances June 25th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theater District, with the official Opening Night on Monday, July 13th. Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley and music byMarvin Laird. Joel Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He will once again serve as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as musical supervisor as well. (more...)

Rehearsals for Return of RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway Begin TodayRehearsals for Return of RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Rehearsals are set to begin today for the all-new production of RUTHLESS! The Musical. Broadway lovers (and haters) rejoice, because the funniest and bloodiest musical about what it takes to make a child a star is returning to Off-Broadway in just a few short weeks! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and diabolical eight-year-old girl who 'was born to entertain.' With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play, and we mean anything. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals. (more...)

Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 20, 2015

After the impossibly long winter, summer is finally coming to Maine shores, woods, and towns. And along with summer outdoors fun, comes the return of summer theatre. Maine is blessed to have a wide selected of professional and community playhouses from which to choose. Here is but a small sampling: (more...)

RUTHLESS! Returns to NYC Next Month at St. Luke's TheatreRUTHLESS! Returns to NYC Next Month at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Tina Denmark is back! The diabolical tot who will do anything to be a star, the gal who sets things spinning in RUTHLESS! The Musical, originally staged in New York 22 years ago, winning both the Drama Desk (Best Lyrics) and Outer Critics Circle Award (Best Musical). But make no mistake - this is not your mother's RUTHLESS! This is no mere revival, but a newly imagined meditation on narcissism, talented tykes and stage mothers in this post 'Toddlers and Tiaras' and Honey Boo Boo world! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pops and Peters - Oh, What a Night!BWW Reviews: Pops and Peters - Oh, What a Night!
by Nancy Grossman - May 7, 2015

The 130th season of the Boston Pops Orchestra is a celebration of Conductor Keith Lockhart's 20th anniversary, and the opening night festivities included balloons, cupcakes, and an exquisite cake, with sizzle provided by Tony Award-winning vocalist and actress Bernadette Peters. Music ranged from Williams to Rossini, Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, selections from the voluminous canon of Old Blue Eyes, and, of course, John Philip Sousa. (more...)

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Will Return to NYC This Spring!RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Will Return to NYC This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

According to an Equity casting notice, Ruthless! The Musical, the award-winning Off-Broadway musical comedy (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle) will return to the stage! The musical, which played a limited run last fall, will begin previews on June 15. Rehearsals are set to begin in May. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SRO's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Is a GemBWW Reviews: SRO's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Is a Gem
by Nyderah Williams - Feb 22, 2015

Standing Room Only Productions' RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL serves up heavy doses of wit and hilarity. Created by Marvin Laird and Joel Paley and named best off-Broadway musical in 1992, RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL is a silly theatrical parody of what it's like to be in show business. (more...)

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