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‘Ruthless! The Musical’ Set to Open at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron is gearing up to present the regional premier of the award-winning cult hit “Ruthless! The Musical,” with book and lyrics by Joel Paley, music by Marvin Laird, and direction by Creative Cauldron artistic associate Matt Conner. The show, which is the opening production of Creative Cauldron’s 2016-2017 season, will open on October 6 and run through October 30 at Art Space Falls Church at 410 S. Maple Street.

“It’s a hilarious, off-beat send up that puts all the backstage drama downstage center,” Conner said. “Anyone who loves musicals will die laughing.” The production will star Sophia Manicone, Katie McManus and Iyona Blake.

The original Off-Broadway run of “Ruthless! The Musical” was nominated for five Drama Desk Awards in 1991-1992 and won for Outstanding Lyrics. It also won the 1993 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and also helped launch the careers of Natalie Portman and Britney Spears as understudies in the role of Tina Denmark.

The musical re-launched Off-Broadway in 2015 under the direction of Joel Paley and is running there currently. For more information or to buy tickets, visit creativecauldron.org.