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Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Star Haven Burton Visits RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway

Haven Burton, currently starring as Lauren in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, attended the Sept. 21st performance of the Off-Broadway hit Ruthless! The Musical at St. Luke's Theatre. Burton's other Broadway credits include RENT, LEGALLY BLONDE and SHREK THE MUSICAL. Scroll down for a photo of her backstage with the RUTHLESS! cast!

RUTHLESS! opened July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre. Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. 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 once again serves as director of the newest incarnation of RUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well.

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.

RUTHLESS! first appeared Off-Broadway 23 years ago at the Players Theatre, winning both the Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. The show continues to be a favorite among regional theaters and productions are continually being staged around the globe.

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 a world that has since been introduced to such gems as "Toddlers and Tiaras" and Honey Boo Boo.

Featured in the cast of RUTHLESS! are Kim Maresca (Westport's TWELFTH NIGHT), Paul Pecorino (DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW), Rita McKenzie (ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, RUTHLESS! L.A.), Andrea McCullough (URINETOWN, GREASE), Tracy Jai Edwards (HAIRSPRAY, LEGALLY BLONDE), and introducing Tori Murray (Paper Mill's NEW VOICES OF 2014: OH, WHAT A NIGHT!).

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Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Star Haven Burton Visits RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
HAVEN BURTON, TORI MURRAY

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Star Haven Burton Visits RUTHLESS! Off-Broadway
HAVEN BURTON, TORI MURRAY, TRACY JAI EDWARDS


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