The Off-Broadway run of Ruthless! The Musical has been extended through Jan. 2, 2016.
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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.
Jennifer Diamond joins the cast on Oct. 5, assuming the roles of Louise Lerman and Eve Allabout. Traci Jai Edwards departs Oct. 3 to star in Gotta Dance. Jennifer will also make her Feinstein's/54 Below debut on Nov. 8. The solo show, entitled It's My First Time (Please Be Gentle) is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander.
"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.