RUTHLESS! The Musical, has a new cast album produced by Robert Sher for Caroline Records, recorded on June 14th at Carriage House Studios featuring the entire original cast: Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, and Tracy Jai Edwards, with music supervision by Marvin Laird and music direction by Ricky Romano.
Off-Broadway’s musical smash RUTHLESS! opened on July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Rex Reed who called the show, “Malicious & Delicious…A Total Joy!” Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, the show was recently extended through September 10th.
Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Paley also directed the original 1992 debut of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor & arranger.
When THE BAD SEED meets GYPSY, it’s fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and demonic third-grader who “was born to entertain.” With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer is shocking in this Stage Mother of all musicals.
Currently featured in the cast of RUTHLESS! are Kim Maresca (Westport’s Twelfth Night), Paul Pecorino (Devil Boys From Beyond, The Rocky Horror Show), Rita McKenzie (Ethel Merman’s Broadway, RUTHLESS! L.A.), Andrea McCullough (Urinetown, Grease), Tracy Jai Edwards (Hairspray, Legally Blonde), and introducing Tori Murray (Ready or Not Here I come! at Feinstein’s/54 Below).
The playing schedule for RUTHLESS! is Mondays at 8 PM, Thursdays at 7 PM and Saturdays at 2 PM at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are available through www.RuthlessTheMusical.com or by calling 212-239-6200.