Limited Run of Ruthless! Will Benefit BC/EFA; Creators Will Be Part of Cast

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28 Jul 2014

Rita McKenzie
Rita McKenzie

Nine performances of the award-winning musical Ruthless! will be presented in September at Stage 72 at The Triad to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Show times are Sept. 5-6, 8, 12-13, 15, 19-20 and 22 at 7 PM.

The musical was penned by Joel Paley (book and lyrics) and Marvin Laird (music), longtime conductor for Bernadette Peters. Paley will direct.

For this production, composer Laird is putting down his baton and putting on pantyhose to take on the role of the infamous Sylvia St. Croix. He will be joined by co-author Paley and guest star Rita McKenzie — from the original Los Angeles company — as Lita Encore.

The musical, which was inspired by "The Bad Seed," concerns the onstage and offstage antics of the diabolically talented Tina Denmark. The Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning production opened in 1992 and showcased the early talents of soon-to-be stars Britney Spears, Natalie Portman and Laura Bell Bundy.



Tickets cost $45 and $35. There is a two-drink minimum for all shows. To purchase tickets click here. 

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.