TV Icon Barbara Eden Visits the Cast of Ruthless!
Barbara Eden, a multiple Golden Globe nominee, is primarily known for playing the title role in the long running TV series "I Dream of Jeannie"; as well as "Harper Valley PTA". Other notable TV credits include "I Love Lucy"; "How To Marry A Millionaire"; and "Dallas".
Barbara has also appeared in many stage productions including The Odd Couple with Rita McKenzie; Annie Get Your Gun; Blithe Spirit; Nite Club Confidential; The Pajama Game; South Pacific; and The Sound of Music. She also appeared on stage and in a TV version of Gentleman Prefer Blondes.
Eden is currently touring the country with her one woman show On the Magic Carpet With Barbara Eden. Please see the below for schedule. barbaraeden.com. The Off-Broadway run of Ruthless! The Musical has been extended through Jan. 2, 2016.
The show, originally staged in New York 22 years ago, is currently running at St. Luke's Theatre. Ruthless! features a book and lyrics by Joel Paley, and music by Marvin Laird. This production is directed by Paley, with musical supervision by Laird.
The campy cult musical stars 11-year-old Tori Murray as Tina Denmark, a child performer who will do anything she can to land the lead in her school play. Also featured in the cast are Kim Maresca, Andrea McCullough, Tracy Jai Edwards, Rita McKenzie, Paul Pecorino and Amie Bermowitz.
"When 'The Bad Seed' meets Gypsy it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family!" press notes state. "Beautiful and talented eight-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in the school play. ANYTHING! The question is... Where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer may shock you when you see this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals!"
Performances are Mondays at 8 PM, Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 130 PM at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are $69.50 and are available through RuthlessTheMusical.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.