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Photo Flash: Jiggly Caliente Visits RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Jiggly Caliente Visits RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Jiggly Caliente, celebrity drag queen and TV star ("RuPaul's Drag Race," "Broad City"), attended Off-Broadway's smash hit RUTHLESS! The Musical on August 10th and happily mingled with the cast after the show. The performance was a special benefit for Narcissistic Fibrosis, a cause which was at the center of Ms. Caliente's 2009 campaign landing her the coveted title of Ms. Universo Latina Plus. (more...)

Three-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Coming to NJPAC, 10/16Three-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Coming to NJPAC, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with broadway luminary Bernadette Peters, a three-time Tony winner and seven-time nominee, performs her timeless, signature songs, from A Little Night Music and Gypsy to Sunday in the Park with George, under the musical direction of Marvin Laird. Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Photo Flash: BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Stars Visit RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Stars Visit RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The cast of Off-Broadway's smash hit RUTHLESS! The Musical met the stars of the live dance sensation BALLROOM WITH A TWIST, which is currently touring the country. And the sparks flew! It was a love-fest for the talented showmen and women after the August 10th performance of RUTHLESS! when the stars of both of both shows mingled and posed for photos. Scroll down for backstage shots! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! Performs in Bryant ParkPhoto Flash: Cast of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! Performs in Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The stars of Ruthless! The Musical appeared at 'Broadway in Bryant Park,' presented by 106.7 Lite FM, last Thursday, August 6th. Kim Maresca,Paul Pecorino, Tori Murray, and Rita McKenzie performed with composer Marvin Laird at the keyboard. (more...)

Stars of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Perform on PIX11 TomorrowStars of Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Perform on PIX11 Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The stars of RUTHLESS! The Musical are set to perform live on "Pix11 Morning News" tomorrow (Thursday) on Channel 11. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through End of the YearRUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of New York's newest hit, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 2, 2016. RUTHLESS! opened Off-Broadway July 13th to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. 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 once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Cast of RUTHLESS! to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This WeekCast of RUTHLESS! to Perform at Broadway in Bryant Park This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical will appear at "Broadway in Bryant Park" this Thursday, August 6th at 12:30 PM on the Lawn. Author/director Joel Paley and composer Marvin Laird are scheduled to appear with cast members Kim Maresca, Tori Murray and Rita McKenzie, along with performers from Broadway's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, SOMETHING ROTTEN, ALLEGIANCE, and SYLVIA. The event is being presented by 106.7 Lite FM and will be hosted by radio personality Rick Kaminski and the cast of AVENUE Q. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Set for NEW YORK LIVE TomorrowRUTHLESS! Set for NEW YORK LIVE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

NBC's popular daily lifetime show "New York Live" will feature RUTHLESS! The Musical tomorrow (Tuesday) between 12:30 & 1 PM on Channel 4. RUTHLESS! opened Off-Broadway July 13th to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with 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 once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Following Onstage Collapse, Peter Land Departs RUTHLESS! Off-BroadwayFollowing Onstage Collapse, Peter Land Departs RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

RUTHLESS! The Musical's leading man, Peter Land, collapsed onstage at the top of the second act on Friday evening, July 17th. EMT's arrived on the scene and Mr. Land was transported to the hospital where he received emergency surgery for a tear in the aorta. His recovery is going extremely well and he was even discharged from the hospital earlier this week. Paul Pecorino has assumed the role of Sylvia St. Croix and Mr. Land hopes to return to the show in the near future. Author Joel Paley bravely filled in for several performances in the week following the accident (triumphantly, according to all eyewitnesses). (more...)

RUTHLESS! Announces New Performance ScheduleRUTHLESS! Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Saturday matinees for RUTHLESS! The Musical will begin at 1:30 PM effective August 1st at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) (more...)

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...)

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