Young actress Sophia Anne Caruso will follow in the footsteps of Laura Bell Bundy, Natalie Portman, and Britney Spears when she stars in a New York City revival of Ruthless! The Musical, September 5-22 at Stage 72 at the Triad. The musical's return will serve as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Featuring a book and lyrics by Joel Paley and music by Marvin Laird, the show famously spoofs Broadway musicals such as Gypsy and Mame, as well as classic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve.
For this production, Laird will take on the role of Sylvia St. Croix, an overbearing agent who encourages the maniacal character of Tina Denmark (Caruso) to pursue stardom. Paley, who will direct the production, will also perform in it, alongside guest star Rita McKenzie from the original Los Angeles company as Lita Encore. Kim Maresca as Judy Denmark, Katie Sparer as Miss Thorn/Emily Block, and Delaney Arizala as Louise Lerman/Eve complete the cast.