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Off-Broadway Smash RUTHLESS! to Close Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL will conclude its triumphant 14-month run tomorrow (Saturday) at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 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!" Just some of the celebrities spotted in the audience have included Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ringwald Theatre presents ROCKY HORROR ROCKS THE RINGWALD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Get ready to give yourself over to absolute pleasure, as The Rocky Horror Show finally gets the Ringwald treatment. (more...)

Curtain to Rise This Fall on Campy Musical RUTHLESS! at OCTA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

OCTA is ready to sail into its new season on the wings of the musical spoof, Ruthless! Audiences can catch all the absurd fun of 'the stage mother of all musicals' September 15-October 1. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/25/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS!, Farcical Romp at Beck, But . . .
by Roy Berko - Sep 20, 2016

Adorable eight-year-old girls are supposed to play with dolls, be obsessed with the color pink, and gossip about their friends on a smart phone. Right? Wrong, if you are Tina Denmark. She wants to be a theatrical star. Now! Not later, NOW! (foot stomp!) What will she do to get her dream? (more...)

The Ringwald Starts 10th Season With World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Dubbed "Essential Ringwald", the 10th season will highlight the kind of shows The Ringwald has come to be known for in its 10 year history.  And kicking off the season will be a bloody good world premiere!    (more...)

Amelia Musical Playhouse Presents THE BAD SEED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

It's a wicked little story . a tale of nature vs nurture. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 9/18/2016
by BWW - Sep 18, 2016

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Photo Flash: RUTHLESS! at the Beck Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Beck Center for the Arts proudly opens its 2016-2017 theater season with the campy cult musical Ruthless! September 16 through October 16, 2016 in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: PIPPI to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by September 15. This production contains strong language and content. (more...)

Photo Flash: RUTHLESS Celebrates Closing Night!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL concluded its run last Saturday, September 10th. Following the sold-out final performance, the Entire company partied into the wee hours at Philippe. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Olathe Civic Theatre Association Opens 2017-18 Season with the Musical RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

OCTA is ready to sail into its new season on the wings of the musical spoof, Ruthless! Audiences can catch all the absurd fun of the stage mother of all musicals September 15 October 1. This production comes with a bonus: two of the roles are double cast, so audiences will have the opportunity to see two sets of talented young actresses approach the same roles during the run. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 9/11/2016
by BWW - Sep 11, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/11/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

RUTHLESS! Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight; Tour in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash Ruthless! The Musical will end its 14-month run tonight, September 10th, prior to a national tour which will kick off in November -- finalized dates will be announced soon. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Cleveland (more...)

The Ringwald Starts 10th Season With World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Dubbed "Essential Ringwald", the 10th season will highlight the kind of shows The Ringwald has come to be known for in its 10 year history.  And kicking off the season will be a bloody good world premiere!    (more...)

RUTHLESS!, KALEIDOSCOPE and More Slated for Creative Cauldron's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The 2016-17 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's eighth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Present Cult Hit RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Creative Cauldron presents the regional premiere of award-winning cult-hit Ruthless! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Joel Paley, music by Marvin Laird, and direction by Creative Cauldron Artistic Associate Matt Conner. (more...)

Majestic Repertory Theatre Presents Classic Thriller THE BAD SEED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Little Rhoda Penmark is every parent's dream...and one mother's nightmare! William March's chilling novel The Bad Seed was such a huge hit when it was released that it was immediately adapted to the Broadway stage by Maxwell Anderson. It subsequently became a Hollywood film featuring most of the original stage cast. Since then it has become a staple of the horror canon and a cult classic among film lovers. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

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Julia Lynn Marsh to Bring 'PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR MONEY...' to The Ringwald
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled welcome Julia Lynn Marsh and her one-woman show, Please Give Me Your Money So I Can Buy a Vagina back for one performance only, Sunday, October 23 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

David Adjmi's Dark and Hilarious Take on THREE'S COMPANY Gets Michigan Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Dubbed "Essential Ringwald", the 10th season will highlight the kind of shows The Ringwald has come to be known for in its 10 year history. The second show of the season is 3C by David Adjmi.  (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 25, 2017! So, here's the thing: We're up far earlier every morning than we'd actually choose to be, given the choice, and today we were lost in slumber, having a really terrific and very intriguing dream - I was in Louisville with my best pal Patrick Wilson. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre presents RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present "Ruthless! The Musical" - the show that proves when it comes to show business, the key to success is ruthlessness. The book and lyrics are written by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/31 - SPAMILNTON and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/31 - SPAMILNTON and More! (more...)

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Casting for RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. (more...)

Ringwald Theatre presents DIRTY PRANCING This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre, the undisputed Champ of Camp, is no stranger to the world of parody.  Its wildly popular Summer Camp series proves that year after year. The Ringwald will hop into a time machine and head back to the Catskills summer resorts of the 1960s for a little Dirty Prancing. (more...)

VIGNETTES ON LOVE A Comedic Drama Opens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

PlayGround and Noise Pop present the July 8-30 premiere (Previews July 6 & 7) of  Vignettes On Love, a new multi-media play based on original writings by David Steele, with the play co-written by Steele, Victoria Chong Der and Davern Wright. Vignettes On Love is a comi-drama that strips raw the sexualy and ideology of six San Franciscans by exploring their intersecting lives as they struggle with love, betrayal, and self-destructive tendencies in this fast-paced dark comedic drama. Sometimes love stings. (more...)

BWW Preview: Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS Will Play Four More Performances at Palm Canyon Theatre
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 9, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS is playing for four more performances at the Palm Canyon Theatre, from Thursday, July 13, 2017, through Sunday, July 16, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - STAN AGAINST EVIL Season 2 Unveiled at Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

More Monsters. Deadlier Demons. Same Stan. In an all-new Season 2 trailer of IFC's STAN AGAINST EVIL, unveiled at Comic-Con International: San Diego this week, fans can catch a glimpse of the demonic creatures, animals and ex-husbands heading to the quaint town of Willard's Mill this November. (more...)

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE to Highlight The Ringwald's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dubbed "Essential Ringwald", the 10th season will highlight the kind of shows The Ringwald has come to be known for in its 10 year history. The third show of the season is the Michigan premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez. (more...)

OutFox Productions Present THE BAD SEED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Christine Penmark has it all. A loving husband. A beautiful home. The perfect daughter. (more...)

The Ringwald Theatre's Annual Festival Celebrates 8 Years And Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

???????The Ringwald Theatre is sounding a call for new, original one-act plays (with the subject matter of furthering along the storyline to any movie or television series) to be performed at their 8th annual Gay Play Series (GPS). The Detroit-area's only LGBT short play festival is striving to provide early-career writers the opportunity to see their work produced, giving them what is oft-needed exposure. (more...)

Ringwald Cancels Production of THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Due to an unprecedented drop in box office revenue, The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale has announced plans to cancel its next scheduled production, The Flick by Annie Baker. (more...)

OutFox to Bring THE BAD SEED to Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

OutFox Productions presents The Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson, directed by John Fricker, running Tuesday 14 March to Saturday 1 April 2017 at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre.  (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

RUTHLESS!, SUPERIOR DONUTS and More Set for Olathe Civic Theatre Association's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) announces its exciting 2017-2018 season of five diverse shows, which will kick off September 15, 2017. (more...)

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE to Highlight The Ringwald's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Dubbed "Essential Ringwald", the 10th season will highlight the kind of shows The Ringwald has come to be known for in its 10 year history. The third show of the season is the Michigan premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez. (more...)

The Ringwald's Anti-Holiday Treat Makes Annual Appearance!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Production of their beloved holiday classic, The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, December 16-22, 2016. (more...)

The Ringwald's Anti-Holiday Treat Makes Annual Appearance!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Production of their beloved holiday classic, The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, December 16-22, 2016. (more...)

Red Theater Adds TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard to Sixth Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

To honor the work of deceased playwright Sam Shepard, Red Theater Chicago will add to their sixth season: TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by Aaron Sawyer. Currently appearing as a recurring character on Lena Waithe's new Showtime Series, The Chi - Mickey O'Sullivan will portray Lee. Jeff Kurysz will play the role of Austin after appearing in The Goodman Theatre's production of Support Group For Men. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Chicago (more...)

ALL MY SONS to be Staged at Carrollwood Players
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2017

Arthur Miller's classic drama, ALL MY SONS, plays for two more weekends through May 6, 2017 at Carrollwood Players. (more...)

RENT to Rock the Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

RENT, Jonathan Larson's famed rock opera that changed the course of a generation, opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, May 17 and runs through June 3. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We wish you a wonderful start to your work week while posing the musical question: Are you as water-logged as we are? The rains in Tennessee over the weekend are, according to the Weather Channel, on their way out of the area and sunshine is just around the corner…just in time, we say! There's a lot of theater coming up this week and we've got shows to see and people to watch! Greetings to today's cover model Jordan Tudor Haggard who may or may not be enjoying a butterscotch sundae to kick off her day while she catches up on today's news of a theatrical bent. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Chicago (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Satire to Close The Ringwald's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre will conclude its 10th Anniversary Season with the Michigan premiere of Silence! The Musical with book by Hunter Bell (Tony-nominated writer of {title of show}) and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL at Steel Beam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

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