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SHOWGIRLS! THE MUSICAL!, Starring Rena Riffel, Transfers Off-Broadway Today

Following its premiere at the East Village's Kraine Theater, Showgirls! The Musical! will be thrusting its way to Times Square for an extended engagement at XL Nightclub's 200-seat Off-Broadway theater. Performances begin tonight, May 15, 2013.

Showgirls! The Musical! follows the beautiful drifter with a secret past, Nomi, as she journeys from stripper to showgirl in Las Vegas. What will Nomi sacrifice on her rise to fame? Who will she sleep with along the way? Will she ever like brown rice and vegetables? Watch the trailer at tinyurl.com/thrustit.

From tonight, May 15 - 25, Showgirls! The Musical! will feature special guest Rena Riffel reprising her role as "Penny" from the film Showgirls! Riffel's credits include Showgirls, Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven, Mulholland Drive, Striptease, Clueless and Married...with Children.

You'll be thrusting in your seat to songs about fashion ("I'd Look Great in a Versace"), romance ("F*cking Underwater"), dance instruction ("D*ncing Ain't F*cking, Girl"), cautionary tales ("Don't Lick that Pole, Girl") and much much much more.

Showgirls! The Musical! features book, music, lyrics and direction by Bob and Tobly McSmith (Bayside! The Saved By The Bell Musical!, JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater!). Choreography is by Jason Wise (Night of A Thousand Judys, NBC's Smash).

Showgirls! The Musical is produced by John Capo and MediumFace Productions.

The cast of Showgirls! The Musical! features April Kidwell as Nomi Malone, Rori Nogee as Cristal Conners, John E. Elliott as Kyle MacLachlan, Marcus Desion as Molly/James and Philip McLeod as Gay with Amanda Nicholas, Natalie Wagner and Israel Vinas as the Showgirls.

Warning: Contains suggestive language, suggestive dancing, erotic dancing, questionable dancing, nudity, iced nipples, thrusting, and material and acting that may not be appropriate for children under the age of 18. Or adults over the age of 100. Or small animals.

Performances will be held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8pm from tonight, May 15 through June 15. Tickets for Showgirls! ($20) are available by visiting www.ShowgirlsTheMusical.com. XL Nightclub is located at 512 West 42nd Street between Tenth & Eleventh Ave.

Like Showgirls! on Facebook: facebook.com/ShowgirlsTheMusical. Follow Nomi on Twitter @showgirlmusical. Exclusive trailer: tinyurl.com/thrustit.



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