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Rita McKenzie

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
Lita Encore
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1992
Performer

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

Jennifer Diamond and Rita McKenzie Photo

Jennifer Diamond and Rita McKenzie

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Date:
03/12/2018
Rita McKenzie & Jamie deRoy Photo

Rita McKenzie & Jamie deRoy

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Date:
11/13/2017
Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie and Jennifer Diamond Photo

Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie and Jennifer Diamond

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Date:
03/28/2017
Rita McKenzie and Ken Schur and Janet Schur Photo

Rita McKenzie and Ken Schur and Janet Schur

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09/15/2016
Paul Pecorino, Tori Murray, Kim Maresca and Rita McKenzie Photo

Paul Pecorino, Tori Murray, Kim Maresca and Rita McKenzie

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Date:
07/31/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
Lita Encore

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1992
Performer

Writing
Bookwriter





Rita McKenzie News

Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening For 2018 Summer Season Photo Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening For 2018 Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2018

Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the opening of the box office for single ticket sales to the four shows scheduled for the 2018 Summer Season, celebrating 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea*. Beginning on Saturday, May 5 patrons may purchase tickets (online) to Theatre By The Sea's new Monday Night Concerts and Events, the 2018 Children's Festival and any or all of the following spectacular Broadway musicals:

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond Takes Over at The Green Room 42! Photo Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond Takes Over at The Green Room 42!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 12, 2018

Jennifer Diamond has managed to balance married life in the country and a hectic city schedule, while pursuing that elusive first Broadway Show. Jen has earned her chevrons with productions of LES MISERABLES, EVITA, RUTHLESS!, INTO THE WOODS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, among them, and has cut her cabaret teeth on previous club appearances at Joe's Pub and Feinstein's/54Below. Last night she brought her latest show with fresh material and continued 'Tales of Adventure' to midtown's hottest new room in the heart of Times Square, The Green Room 42.

Full Casting Announced for RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Photo Full Casting Announced for RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2018

Fifi Bloomsbury Khier, Charlotte Breen, Anya Evans and Lucy Simmonds alternate in the central role of Tina Denmark in Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's award-winning all female character camp killer cult classic Ruthless! The Musical. They join Jason Gardiner, Lara Denning, Kim Maresca, Harriet Thorpe and Tracie Bennett, completing the full company ahead of it's strictly limited 14 week run at the Arts Theatre.

Full Casting Announced for RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL; Tickets Now On Sale Photo Full Casting Announced for RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL; Tickets Now On Sale
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2018

Jason Gardiner, Lara Denning, Kim Maresca, Harriet Thorpe and Tracie Bennett join the company of Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's award-winning all female character camp killer cult classic Ruthless! The Musical for its strictly limited 14 week run at the Arts Theatre. The children alternating the role of Tina Denmark will be announced shortly.

RUTHLESS! The Musical Receives UK Premiere at The Arts Theatre Photo RUTHLESS! The Musical Receives UK Premiere at The Arts Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2018

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's award-winning all female character camp killer cult classic Ruthless! The Musical receives its UK premi re at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 14 week run. The musical has played Off Broadway to critical acclaim over the past 25 years. This brand new production, directed by Richard Fitch, opens on 27 March, with previews from 16 March, and runs until 23 June. Public booking opening on 29 January.

Photo Coverage: Frances Ruffelle Live(s) in New York at The Green Room 42 Photo Photo Coverage: Frances Ruffelle Live(s) in New York at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 13, 2017

Last night Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle performed her cabaret show titled Frances Ruffelle Live(S) in New York at The Green Room 42 and there was no doubt the audience was ecstatic this Englishwoman, Broadway and West End star lives in New York. The produces of the show promised a widely entertaining ride straight through the core of the most tender hear, fiery passion and loose comic confidence of a seasoned performer at the height of her game and they were spot on with that prediction. Francis created the iconic role of Eponine in Les Miserables and turned On My Own into one of Broadway's most beloved standards. She has made 5 solo albums and has performed countless West End Shows including her most recent critically acclaimed performance as Queenie in the U.K. Premiere of Michael LaChusa's infamous Wild Party .

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond at Joe's Pub with Samantha Massell, Christopher Sieber & Tori Murray
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2017

Jennifer Diamond made her Joe's Pub solo debut on March 27th to a packed house. After selling out at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, with her debut act, IT MY FIRST TIME: PLEASE BE GENTLE, she's brought it to the LES's music hot-spot with IT'S MY FIRST TIME: DOWNTOWN EDITION. Both were directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander.

HELLO, DOLLY! Alumni to Celebrate Show's 53rd Anniversary with Richard Skipper
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

It all began 53 years ago when Carol Channing opened HELLO, DOLLY! on January 16, 1964, at The St. James Theatre. To celebrate this milestone, Richard Skipper Celebrates the 53rd Anniversary of Hello, Dolly! on January 16, 2017, at 7pm at the Triad on 158 West 72nd Street in NYC.

Rita McKenzie's ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY Encores at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below is presenting the triumphant return of Rita McKenzie's award-winning Ethel Merman'S BROADWAY, the country's longest-running one-woman musical, tonight, September 28th, at 7 PM.

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Rita McKenzie Videos

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.


Rita McKenzie Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Rita McKenzie written?
Rita McKenzie has written 1 shows including Ethel Merman's Broadway (Bookwriter).