RUTHLESS! Star to Perform at NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

11-year-old Tori Murray, the young star of Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS!, is set to perform at tonight's fifth annual "Night of Dreams" holiday gala in Bryant Park, held by the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts will join together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. Tori will be wearing an original dress for the event created for her by famed Argentinian designer Abel Ljoka. (more...)

VIDEO: RUTHLESS! Star Tori Murray Transforms into 'The Shirley Temple Of Doom'
by Michael Dale - Nov 25, 2015

The young star has the acting chops and the powerhouse vocals to play the tiny terror, but getting the classic curly-top requires help. (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Attends 17th Annual Glam Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Paul Pecorino, currently starring in the Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, was a special celebrity presenter at the 17th Annual Glam Awards on November 18th, where he appeared as his imperious (and uber glam) RUTHLESS! character, Sylvia St. Croix. The Glam Awards, hosted by Bianca Del Rio, honor the brightest stars in NYC gay nightlife and over 400 guests were in attendance.  (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Tori Murray Attends 2015 HALO Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Tori Murray, the young star of Off-Broadway's smash hit musical RUTHLESS!, recently attended the 17th annual Nickelodeon HALO Awards at Pier 36 in New York City. The HALO Awards honor teens that are making a difference and Justin Bieber was this year's recipient of the first ever HALO Hall of Fame Award for his work with Make-A-Wish. The awards will be broadcast November 29th at 8 PM on Nickelodeon, TVLand and CMT. Scroll down for photo of Murray at the ceremony! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Soup Nazi Declares 'No Soup for RUTHLESS!'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

You never know who you're going to see at RUTHLESS! Larry Thomas, who played the iconic role of the Soup Nazi on SEINFELD, attended the smash hit musical last week. Thomas happily posed for photos with the cast after the performance announcing (to their giddy delight), 'No soup for RUTHLESS!' Scroll down to check them out! (more...)

RUTHLESS! Star to Appear at 17th Annual Glam Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Paul Pecorino, currently starring in the Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL is set to be a special celebrity presenter at the 17th Annual Glam Awards tonight (Wednesday) at 9 PM. Paul will of course be appearing as his imperious (and uber glam) RUTHLESS! character, Sylvia St. Croix. The Glam Awards, hosted by Bianca Del Rio, honor the brightest stars in NYC gay nightlife and over 400 guests are expected to attend. Entry fee is $10 and VIP tickets are available through www.GlamAwards.net. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Opens Tonight at The Ringwald Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Ringwald Theatre continues is Season of Classics with a new production of  a true American classic, Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. (more...)

Fritz Helder of Azari & III Announce Premiere Solo Project, 'Force Of Nature' EP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Today Fritz Helder announces his Force Of Nature EP on London-based label AVSR. Following his recent collaborations with Sinden, Andrea Oliva and fellow band member Dinamo Azari, the performer, vocalist and transcendental art influencer isn't wasting any time releasing his debut solo project with this stunning 3-track EP. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Bernadette Peters Sings Mother's Day Anthem 'Angel Mom' from RUTHLESS!
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

Bernadette Peters performed the ultimate anthem to mothers everywhere, 'Angel Mom' from RUTHLESS!, at the 1996 record-breaking L.A. concert production of the hit musical. Watch the video in honor of Mother's Day now! (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through the Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through September 10th. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: The (Summer) Game's Afoot, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Is it just me or is everyone else amazed by how quickly 2016 seems to be moving - in a theatrical sense, at least - and what with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we're gobsmacked (gobsmacked, I tell ya!) by the wide range of productions offered up by Tennessee theater companies this weekend. Included are Street Theatre Company's Assassins, Center for the Arts' 42nd Street down in Murfreesboro, Rumors out at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and the final performance of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers at Cumberland County Playhouse. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Wednesday, June 15, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, June 15, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Rita McKenzie Attends Pre-Tony Party with Men of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The fabulous Rita McKenzie, star of the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, recently attended a pre-Tony bash thrown by the HAMILTON company. Here she is celebrating their whopping 16 nominations with the cast and creative team at the IAC Building. (more...)

Photo Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark 'Congratulates' SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

That diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark (as played by Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) has again been seen stalking the Theatre District. This week she stopped by SHUFFLE ALONG to congratulate the producers on their 10 Tony nominations as well as their recent big Drama Critics' Circle prize. Undaunted after being told that the producers don't actually live at the theatre, the opportunistic little b*tch posed for this photo showing off her terpsichorean skills. It's no secret that Tina will do anything to land in a hit Broadway show...ANYTHING! (more...)

RUTHLESS! to Play Special Holiday Performance Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Off-Broadway's award-winning Ruthless! The Musical wants to make Good Friday even gooder! (We really should stay in school.) There will be a special added performance tomorrow, Good Friday, at 8 PM. By popular demand, the production recently put a new block of seats on sale through June 18th. RUTHLESS! opened on July 13, 2015 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!' RUTHLESS! recently received the coveted 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Award for Best Off Broadway Show, and actor Paul Pecorino was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, CARRIE & More Set for The Onyx's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

After producing ten Main Stage shows in ten months to celebrate its tenth anniversary season, The Onyx has settled into a more comfortable groove. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sophia Loren Welcomes RUTHLESS! Friends Backstage at THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Sophia Loren welcomed New York friends Rita McKenzie and Kim Maresca to her dressing room at THE VIEW, where she appeared this past Friday, March 18th, to discuss her legendary film career and her one-woman tour, AN EVENING WITH SOPHIA LOREN. McKenzie and Maresca are both currently starring in the New York musical smash, RUTHLESS. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Women in Theatre: CATHY STREET Bids Farewell to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 2016

As she gathered other artists around her to collaborate, Cathy Street's impact on Nashville theater became something that will be long remembered as she pursues theatrical adventures in the coming years. Today, we take a look at Cathy's years in Nashville, by letting her theater family express themselves about the impact she has had on their lives and what she means to them... (more...)

Ringwald to Premiere THE HUNG MAN, 4/1-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre is proud to continue its Season of Classics with the world premiere of THE HUNG MAN by Detroit playwrights Ian Bonner and Marty Shea. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry to Premiere THEY DON'T TALK BACK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Frank Henry Kaash Katasse's THEY DON'T TALK BACK in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Perseverance Theatre. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! is adding Thursday performances beginning this week. Now extended into the summer, RUTHLESS! opened on July 13, 2015 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!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Rex Reed, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, Dame Gillian Lynne, Jerry Dixon, Von Smith, Jacque LeWarne, Emily James, and Jonathan Platero. This newly imagined production of RUTHLESS! recently received the coveted 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Award for Best Off Broadway Show, and actor Paul Pecorino was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. (more...)

LUBE: AN UNAUTHORIZED GREASE'D-UP PARODY Plays The Ringwald
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre, the undisputed Champ of Camp, is no stranger to the world of parody. Its wildly popular Summer Camp series proves that year after year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sylvia St. Croix of RUTHLESS! Preps for Gay Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Sylvia St. Croix (as played by the fabulous Paul Pecorino in RUTHLESS!), is preparing for this year's Gay Pride festivities on Sunday. Earlier this week she brought Marcel, her newest fancy man, over to St. Luke's Theatre to show him off to her fellow cast members. Although she won't be walking the parade route (too rough on her bunions), Sylvia & Marcel will be hanging around the West Village, most likely near any booths offering food. Sylvia is widely known for her frequent eating binges (and subsequent purging). (more...)

Original Star Tracy Jai Edwards Returns to RUTHLESS! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Original cast member Tracy Jai Edwards returns to Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! tonight (June 20) in the dual roles of Eve Allabout and Louise Lerman. Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, the show was recently extended through September 10th. (more...)

RUTHLESS! The Musical Sets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The new recording of RUTHLESS! The Musical, produced by Robert Sher for Caroline Records, will feature the entire original cast: Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, and Tracy Jai Edwards. The recording is set for today (Tuesday) at Carriage House Studios, with music supervision by Marvin Laird and music direction by Ricky Romano. (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Stars Launch June Issue of W42ST at Boulevard Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The stars of Off-Broadway's award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, Kim Maresca and Tori Murray, performed songs from the show at the May 25th launch party celebrating the special June travel issue of W42ST Magazine. Here they are wowing the crowd at Hudson Boulevard Park accompanied by the great Marvin Laird.  (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

Photo FLASH: Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary on July 13th and the cast celebrated into the wee hours at Becco. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Rex Reed who called the show, 'Malicious & Delicious...A Total Joy!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release later this summer. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary today (Wednesday). RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015. The company celebrated the big occasion in the best way possible - with the day off! (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Into Spring Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through April 2nd. (more...)

RUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance today, January 30th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. (more...)

RUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance this Saturday, January 30th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of RUTHLESS! recently put a new block of seats on sale through April 2nd. There will be an early 1:30 PM curtain this Saturday in order to accommodate a special meet & greet/celebration with the cast immediately after the matinee. RUTHLESS! opened 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...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Wins Best Off-Broadway Show at 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Odyssey New York Magazine presented the 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Awards at a star-studded gala this past Friday, January 15th at XL New York. RUTHLESS! The Musical received the coveted Best Off Broadway Show award and its star, Paul Pecorino, was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/22/2016 - SMOKEFALL, HER REQUIEM, Dramatists Guild and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 22, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Three shows -- SMOKEFALL, ANGEL REAPERS and HER REQUIEM -- open off-Broadway, and the Dramatists Guild Awards are presented today! (more...)

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through June 18th. (more...)

BWW Preview: RUTHLESS! at PASA
by Backstage Bunny - Feb 15, 2016

Ruthless! - the show that launched the careers of child stars such as Britney Spears, Natalie Portman and Laura Bell Bundy - opens at Performing Arts San Antonio (PASA) on Friday (February 19) at 15705 San Pedro (behind McDonalds).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Mario Cantone, Lynn Cohen & More Attend 100th Performance of RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its 100th performance on January 30th and the company celebrated after the show at Lattanzi with celebrity attendees Lynn Cohen, Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Stars to Appear on LA Talk Radio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Tori Murray and Rita McKenzie, two of the stars of Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS!, are set to appear live on LA Talk Radio's popular weekly program "What Women Want," hosted by Judy Goss, tonight (Wednesday) at 9 PM. The broadcast can be heard at www.latalkradio.com. (more...)

The Ringwald to Present THE SANTALAND DIARIES & SEASON'S GREETINGS, 12/17-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

If you're allergic to shopping malls, excessive commercialism or egg nog, The Ringwald Theatre has the perfect solution to restore a smile to your overburdened holidays. Opening December 17th for an exclusive five-day engagement is the return of the comedic duo of The SantaLand Diaries & Season's Greetings from award-winning humorist David Sedaris and adapted for the stage by acclaimed director Joe Mantello and featuring Joe Bailey and Brandy Joe Plambeck. (more...)

Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! to Offer Special Holiday Matinee Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Off-Broadway's hit musical RUTHLESS! has added a special holiday matinee tomorrow, December 30th at 2 PM. Because the season is only enriched by extraordinary, musical tales of murderous children. (more...)

BWW TV: What Happens When GYPSY Meets Honey Boo Boo? Find Out Backstage with the Company of RUTHLESS!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 23, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In this special edition, Richard welcomes the current company of off-Broadway's RUTHLESS!, including creators Marvin Laird and Joel Paley, plus cast members Kim Maresca, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, Jennifer Diamond, Tori Murray and Amie Bermowitz. Find out how they keep audiences laughing nightly below! (more...)

MY SISTER to Play the Odyssey Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

An expanded version of My Sister, a smash hit at last season's Hollywood Fringe Festival, will receive a full production at the Odyssey Theatre beginning January 16. Ron Sossi and Paul David Story co-direct identical twins Elizabeth Hinkler and Emily Hinkler in Janet Schlapkohl's poignant tale of two sisters in pre-war Germany. (more...)

Ringwald Accepting Submissions for 7th Annual Gay Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Ringwald Theatre is sounding a call for new, original one-act plays to be performed at their 7th annual Gay Play Series (GPS). The Detroit-area's only LGBT short play festival is striving to provide early-career writers the opportunity to see their work produced, giving them what is oft-needed exposure. (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! Star Performs at Night of Dreams Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

11-year-old Tori Murray, the young star of Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS!, performed at the fifth annual 'Night of Dreams' holiday gala in Bryant Park on November 30th presented by the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts joined together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. Tori wowed the assembled guests with a rousing rendition of 'You Raise Me Up,' along with Quentin Earl Darrington (RAGTIME) and Broadway Dreams student Isabella Gottfried. (more...)

BWW Review: Real Housewives of Sneden's Landing: RUMORS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

Neil Simon's Rumors - one of the most popular stage farces of the late 20th century - is given its due with the fourth production at Nashville's iconic and I daresay historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. Directed with panache by stage veteran Lydia Bushfield (who, herself, has starred in one of the four productions of Rumors at Chaffin's Barn over the past quarter-century), Simon's broadly drawn characters are brought vividly to life by a cast of capable and very funny actors who know how to land a line, deliver a rejoinder and, when called upon, play the straight man to help a fellow actor out when it comes time for him to shine. (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

Photo Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks AMERICAN PSYCHO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

In this recent disturbing photo, Tina Denmark (as played by 11-year-old Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) is seen loitering in front of Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO. From her expression, she appears highly displeased with this new, potential competition for the theatre season's favorite serial killer. (more...)

Ringwald to Present HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, 5/13-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

?The Ringwald Theatre is proud to continue its Season of Classics with the Detroit premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O'Keefe.  (more...)

RUTHLESS! Star Abigail Harrison to Perform at TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

10-year-old Abigail Harrison, who currently understudies Tori Murray in the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, is set to perform at the 5th annual 'Tunes in Times Square' charity event on Sunday, May 1. (more...)

The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks Broadway's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark (as played by the phenomenally talented Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) was recently spotted loitering in front of Broadway's MATILDA. (more...)

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