Ruthless! The Musical is an all-female musical with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley that spoofs Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve. The musical premiered Off-Broadway in 1992. Premiering in 1992, the show is responsible for discovering young performers Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. This production features Jason Gardiner (Daning on Ice UK) as overbearing agent Sylvia St.Croix who encourages Tina (Anya Evans) to pursue her dreams of a career in showbiz. Kim Maresca is Judy Denmark, 'Tina's Mother', the bland housewife who has 'absolutely no talent whatsoever', or does she...? Tracie Bennett (Follies) is Tina's grandmother, the famously spiky theatre critic Lita Encore, and Harriet Thorpe (Great Britain) is Tina's teacher and ex-actress Myrna Thorne.