Marvin Laird and Joel Paley’s musical Ruthless started life off-Broadway in 1992 and gained a reputation among fans for spoofing big Broadway musicals like Gypsy and Mame as it tells the story of an eight-year-old girl who would do just about anything for a taste of fame. It received an off-Broadway revival in 2014, which saw actress Kim Maresca play the girl’s mother, Judy Denmark. She now reprises her role for the London premiere of the show, which is currently in previews at the Arts Theatre.
Ruthless! The Musical, a campy, vampy cult show about vaulting show business ambition that's like an unholy cross between All About Eve, Annie and Carrie, has been kicking around for over a quarter of a century now since its Off-Broadway premiere. Although the production that has now arrived at the Arts Theatre is billing itself as its British premiere, the show was in fact previously produced... Read more