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.
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.