Read the Reviews for Cruel Intentions: The Musical

Off-Broadway News   Read the Reviews for Cruel Intentions: The Musical
See what critics think of the concert musical at (le) Poisson Rouge Off-Broadway.

The rock concert adaptation of Cruel Intentions celebrated its official opening at (le) Poisson Rouge December 11. The musical, now extended through February 2018, is back Off-Broadway following a sold-out, pop-up run at the venue earlier this year.

Lauren Zakrin and Constantine Rousouli Marc J. Franklin

Cruel Intentions: The Musical is adapted from Roger Kumble’s cult ‘90s film and features many of the songs that made the movie so iconic, including The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle,” and Placebo's “Every You Every Me.”

Read reviews for the Off-Broadway production below:

HuffPost (Christian Lewis)

The New York Times (Elisabeth Vincentelli)

Time Out New York (Jonathan Matthews)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Originally scheduled to run through January 29, 2018, Cruel Intentions: The Musical has now been extended through February 19. Performances began November 17.

The cast is made up of Lauren Zakrin as Kathryn, Carrie St. Louis as as Annette, Constantine Rousouli as Sebastian, Jessie Shelton as Cecile, Alex Boniello as Blaine, Brian Muller as Greg, Matthew Griffin as Ronald, and Patricia Richardson as Mrs. Caldwell.

The show, created by Kumble, Jordan Ross, and Lindsey Rosin, features immersive stage direction by Rosin, choreography by Jennifer Weber, and music direction and arrangements by Zach Spound.


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