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Joel Paley

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
Sylvia St. Croix [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director, Book and Lyrics
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Lyricist

Photos

Marvin Laird, Lynn Cohen and Joel Paley Photo

Marvin Laird, Lynn Cohen and Joel Paley

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Date:
09/15/2016
Joel Paley, Paul Pecorino and Marvin Laird Photo

Joel Paley, Paul Pecorino and Marvin Laird

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Date:
01/20/2016
Joel Paley, Paul Pecorino and Marvin Laird Photo

Joel Paley, Paul Pecorino and Marvin Laird

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Date:
01/20/2016
EVAN SACKS, TOM MURRAY, TORI MURRAY, JOEL PALEY Photo

EVAN SACKS, TOM MURRAY, TORI MURRAY, JOEL PALEY

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Date:
12/11/2015
JOEL PALEY, KIM MARESCA Photo

JOEL PALEY, KIM MARESCA

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Date:
12/11/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
Sylvia St. Croix [Replacement]

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director, Book and Lyrics

[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter
Lyricist

Joel Paley Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Lyrics
Joel Paley, Ruthless!

Joel Paley News

FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Line Photo FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

BroadwayHD is delivering a variety of titles this June for viewers at home to stream. Additionally, they offer an extensive list of titles and documentaries worth viewing in honor of Pride month!

Los Altos Stage Company Presents RUTHLESS! Photo Los Altos Stage Company Presents RUTHLESS!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

Los Altos Stage Company presents ÔĽŅRuthless! The Musical Comedy Music by Marvin Laird, Lyrics and Book by Joel Paley May 6-15, 2022.¬†

Los Altos Stage Company & Los Altos Youth Theatre Announce Reschedule Of Remaining 20 Photo Los Altos Stage Company & Los Altos Youth Theatre Announce Reschedule Of Remaining 2021-2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2022

After much consideration and discussion, Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre have shifted their programming for the remainder of their seasons back by approximately a month and have decreased the total number of performances for each production. 

Landmark Musical Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Landmark Musical Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021

San Francisco’s Landmark Musical Theatre has announced the titles for the Company’s upcoming in-person 2021-2022 season.

Ringwald Ringwald Announces 2021/2022 Season and Auditions Photo Ringwald Ringwald Announces 2021/2022 Season and Auditions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2021

Learn more about the season which consists of Puffs, A Very Golden Girls Christmas, Small Mouth Sounds, Bootcandy, and Ruthless!

Watch Broadway Shows Online - 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now! Photo Watch Broadway Shows Online - 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now!
by Team BWW - Apr 4, 2021

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites.

Stars Reunite For Way Off Broadway's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Photo Stars Reunite For Way Off Broadway's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2021

As The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's production of Ruthless! The Musical takes to the stage this spring, the show reunites its leading ‚Äúladies‚ÄĚ for a second go-round in their roles as Judy Denmark and Sylvia St. Croix.¬†

Way Off Broadway To Present RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Photo Way Off Broadway To Present RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2021

Coming this spring, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will lovely skewer musical theatre, stage mothers, and ambitious child stars in its production of Ruthless! The Musical.  As previously announced by the theatre's producers, due to current health and safety protocols in place limiting cast sizes, Ruthless! The Musical has taken the place of Oliver!, which had originally been announced for the 2021 Season.

Way Off Broadway Announces Change to Spring Production Photo Way Off Broadway Announces Change to Spring Production
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021

Way Off Broadway was scheduled to welcome the Broadway classic Oliver! back to its stage after more than 20 years, beginning in March.  However, to do so would require a cast larger than producers believed to be prudent at this time.  In its place, Way Off Broadway has announced the musical comedy Ruthless!

The Shows Must Go On Streams RUTHLESS! and Michael Ball's HEROES Concert This Weekend Photo The Shows Must Go On Streams RUTHLESS! and Michael Ball's HEROES Concert This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2021

The Shows Must Go On is streaming two performances online this weekend, Michael Ball's Heroes concert and Ruthless!

Joel Paley Videos

BWW TV: RUTHLESS! Gets Cut Throat in Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2016

This week's final installment included a performance by the Broadway cast of Ruthless! including: Tori Murray and Kim Maresca. Watch highlights below, as they perform 'To Play This Part,' and 'It Will Never Be That Way Again.'

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!

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!

STAGE TUBE: Audiences React to RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2015

RUTHLESSA 'shocking' new video from RUTHLESS! The Musical, featuring recent candid audience testimonials, debuted today on YouTube just in time for Halloween. Check it out below!

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.


Joel Paley Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Joel Paley written?
Joel Paley has written 1 shows including Ruthless! (Bookwriter).

What awards has Joel Paley been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Ruthless! .