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RUTHLESS! Star Paul Pecorino Set for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG Tomorrow

Paul Pecorino, currently starring as Sylvia St. Croix in the Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, will be this week's celebrity guest judge at SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DRAG, NYC's largest live drag competition now in its sixth season at New World Stages. The event will begin at 11 PM tomorrow (Thursday) and Pecorino will be joining host Paige Turner and resident judge Justin Luke. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) Cover is $10.

RUTHLESS! opened July 13th at St. Luke's Theatre 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 1992 Off-Broadway 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.

Paul Pecorino appeared Off-Broadway in DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, THE CRUMPLE ZONE and MAKING PORN. He starred as Frank 'N' Furter in the international tour of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. His popularity in recreating the Sweetest of Transvestites throughout Europe led him to record a tribute Solo CD entitled PERFECTLY FRANK in collaboration with author Richard O'Brien.

Also featured in the cast of RUTHLESS! are Kim Maresca (Westport's TWELFTH NIGHT), 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!)

The playing schedule for RUTHLESS! is Mondays at 8 PM, Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, and Saturdays at 2 PM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are available through www.RuthlessTheMusical.com or by calling 212-239-6200.


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