INTRODUCING NEW INDEPENDENT THEATRE COMPANY
AND ITS INAUGURAL PRODUCTION
BOOK AND LYRICS BY JOEL PALEY MUSIC BY MARVIN LAIRD
REGINALD THEATRE, SEYMOUR CENTRE 20 JUNE – 5 JULY 2014
MEREDITH O’REILLY MARGI DE FERRANTI CAITLIN BERRY AND GERALDINE TURNER
AS BROADWAY CRITIC ‘LITA ENCORE’
Producer ALISTAIR THOMSON and director LISA FRESHWATER are thrilled to announce that their new independent theatre company THE THEATRE DIVISION will produce the Sydney Premiere season of RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, playing an exclusive three-week season from 20 June to 5 July 2014 as part of The 2014 Reginald Season at The Seymour Centre.
Winner of the New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, RUTHLESS! is a razor sharp send-up of the entertainment business, full of witty one- liners, bright, brassy show tunes and ingenious plot twists. RUTHLESS! turns housewives into movie stars, grandmothers into grand dames, and children into sociopaths, all the while parodying Broadway and Hollywood classics Gypsy, Mame, The Women, The Bad Seed and All About Eve.
The Sydney premiere of this hilarious dark comedy stars an all-female cast featuring musical theatre favourites KATRINA RETALLICK, MEREDITH O’REILLY, MARGI DE FERRANTI and CAITLIN BERRY, with the iconic GERALDINE TURNER as Broadway critic ‘Lita Encore’.
THE THEATRE DIVISION is an emerging independent theatre company established in 2014 by producer Alistair Thomson and director Lisa Freshwater to develop, produce and tour popular, innovative live entertainment.
Productions will range from intimate solo shows and regional tours to concerts and large-scale theatrical productions. THE THEATRE DIVISION is the culmination of Thomson and Freshwater’s creative partnership that has seen the production of the charity concerts Raise the Roof! and Hats Off! and the Launchpad cabaret seasons. Freshwater directed the new Australian musicals Every Single Saturday and Life Force and Thomson produced the Sydney premiere of Follies at the SOH.
For more information visit http://www.thetheatredivision.com
“HILARIOUS… it is beyond praise!” New York Daily News
“Merry mayhem…Malicious, delicious and a total joy.” New York Observer
“A spoof that has enough absurd plot twists and multiple identities to fill several old movies…the fun comes from the sheer brazenness” The New York Times
“Wild amusement” New York Post
“A wonderfully smart and funny send up of every Broadway brat from Gypsy to The
Bad Seed…loaded with campy wit and charm.” Variety
Season: Thursday 19 June – Saturday 5 July
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm; Wednesday 1pm; Saturday 2pm Prices: Adult $49; Concession / Preview / Groups (10+) $42;
*Multi-Tix: Must purchase more than one Reginald Season production. Available by phone or in person at the Box Office
Bookings: 02 9351 7940 or http://www.seymourcentre.com
For further media enquiries:-
Amanda Buckworth, AB Publicity M: 0413 949 140 E: firstname.lastname@example.org