Cruel Intentions: The Musical will return to New York
You know what they say: If NBC passes on your TV remake of a ’90s cult movie, there’s always your jukebox musical remake of a ’90s cult movie.
And that seems to be working out fine for the team behind Cruel Intentions: The Musical, which announced Wednesday that it will play a limited engagement in New York City. The production enjoyed two sold-out Los Angeles runs in 2015 and 2016 and a sold out February pop-up performance in New York at Poisson Rouge. Now the production is returning to Poisson Rouge starting on Nov. 17 and running through Jan. 29, 2018, with an opening night set for Dec. 11.
The musical, from co-creators Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, promises nostalgic arrangements of ’90s hits, including the ones forever tied to the movie such as “Lovefool,” “Just A Girl,” “Only Happy When It Rains,” and “Bittersweet Symphony.”
Roger Kumble’s 1999 steamy teen drama starring Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, served as base for the musical, and following its success in Los Angeles, NBC ordered a pilot from writer Ross. It was announced in December that the TV series reboot was no longer moving forward.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 13 and can be purchased here.