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Marvin Laird

 
Bio:
MARVIN LAIRD is the composer of the award-winning Off-Broadway musical, Ruthless!. His collaboration with Joel Paley, the author/lyricist of that show, has been ongoing for 25 years. Their most recent piece, The Yiddish are Coming…! The Yiddish are Coming…! is currently playing regionally ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MARVIN LAIRD is the composer of the award-winning Off-Broadway musical, Ruthless!. His collaboration with Joel Paley, the author/lyricist of that show, has been ongoing for 25 years. Their most recent piece, The Yiddish are Coming…! The Yiddish are Coming…! is currently playing regionally ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Band Leader

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Effects Designer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Dance Music Arranger
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Dance Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Dance/Vocal Arrangements
Dance Music Arranger
Musical Director
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Dance/Vocal Arrangements
Dance Music Arranger
Musical Director
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Assistant Conductor
 
[Broadway, 1970]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Dance/Incidental Music
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Dance Music Arranger

Writing

Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Composer

Photos

Marvin Laird, Lynn Cohen and Joel Paley Photo

Marvin Laird, Lynn Cohen and Joel Paley

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

Joel Paley, Paul Pecorino and Marvin Laird

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

Joel Paley, Paul Pecorino and Marvin Laird

From: 
Date:
01/20/2016
MARVIN LAIRD, LAURA BELL BUNDY, JOEL PALEY Photo

MARVIN LAIRD, LAURA BELL BUNDY, JOEL PALEY

From: 
Date:
09/21/2015
MARVIN LAIRD, PAUL PECORINO, KIM MARESCA Photo

MARVIN LAIRD, PAUL PECORINO, KIM MARESCA

From: 
Date:
08/10/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Band Leader

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Sound Effects Designer

[Broadway, 2003]
Dance Music Arranger

Musical Director

Conductor

[Broadway, 1999]
Dance Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 1981]
Dance/Vocal Arrangements

Dance Music Arranger

Musical Director

Vocal Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1981]
Dance/Vocal Arrangements

Dance Music Arranger

Musical Director

Vocal Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1980]
Assistant Conductor

[Broadway, 1970]
Dance Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1968]
Dance/Incidental Music

[Broadway, 1965]
Dance Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1966]
Dance Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1980]
Dance Music Arranger

Writing
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Composer

Marvin Laird Biography

MARVIN LAIRD is the composer of the award-winning Off-Broadway musical, Ruthless!. His collaboration with Joel Paley, the author/lyricist of that show, has been ongoing for 25 years. Their most recent piece, The Yiddish are Coming…! The Yiddish are Coming…! is currently playing regionally throughout North America. Since the 1960s, he has conducted and/or written dance and vocal arrangements for over two dozen Broadway and West End shows, including the award-winning production of Annie Get Your Gun, and the most recent Broadway revival of Gypsy, both starring Bernadette Peters. Laird supplied the music for the Lar Lubovitch ballet, Smile with My Heart, which had its world premiere with both Lubovitch’s company and the ABT in New York. In the early ’60s, he was assistant conductor for a national tour of Gypsy, which also featured a child actress named…Bernadette Peters.




Marvin Laird News

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. 

San Diego Symphony Announces 2022 Season at The Rady Shell Photo San Diego Symphony Announces 2022 Season at The Rady Shell
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

 The San Diego Symphony announced today its 2022 Conrad Prebys Summer Season of concerts at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, the orchestra’s new, captivating waterfront venue that opened August 2021.

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!

Marvin Laird 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.

BWW TV: Stage Tube - Bernadette Peters in Concert Preview
by Robert Diamond - Oct 15, 2009

On Monday, November 9th, at 8:00PM, Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters returns to Broadway for the first time in six years in a special one-night only concert at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. Appearing with a 30-piece orchestra under the musical direction of Marvin Laird and directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, Broadway's beloved Bernadette will feature material from her Broadway career and recordings, including selections from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peak at Bernadette Peters Concert Debut on Australia's Foxtel Saturday Night June 27
by Eddie Varley - Jun 25, 2009

Perfectly timed (in Australia time) as the closer to Bio's Television Cabaret Month, the world premiere of Bernadette Peters live concert at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival will air on Foxtel at 8:30 PM on Saturday June 27th.


Marvin Laird Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Marvin Laird been in?
Marvin Laird has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Marvin Laird been in?
Marvin Laird has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Marvin Laird written?
Marvin Laird has written 4 shows including Queenie (Composer), Hans Andersen (Composer/Lyricist), Ruthless! (Composer), Jewsical (Composer).