Cruel Intentions, the cult 90’s classic, is coming back home to New York City with the smash hit musical based on the movie. Sadly, the show is only here for a limited time, here’s everything you need to know.
Back in 1999, Sarah Michelle Gellar was the queen of New York City socialites …at least in character as Kathryn Merteuil in the cult classic Cruel Intentions. From her French Gothic mansion on the corner of 5th Ave and 79th Street, using her intelligence and sexuality she manipulated the hearts and minds of her peers, going down as one of the cruelest and most seductive femme fetales in cinema history.
The cult classic, based on Upper East Side high schoolers, is finally coming back home to New York City with the endorsement of Gellar herself:
Quite the praise huh? Gellar, a native New Yorker, is actually a bit of a super fan. She once even saw the musical accompanied by co-stars from the original 1999 movie, Reese Witherspoon (Annette Hargrove) and Selma Blair (Cecile Caldwell).
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Cruel Intentions: The Musical originally premiered in Los Angeles where it enjoyed a sold out run. The show is packed to the gills with the angsty music from the film’s soundtrack, expect 90s classics like “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” “Genie in a Bottle,” and “Just a Girl.”
The show did make a brief test run in the city back in February. We can thank the success of those shows for its latest seven-week run at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St).
Cruel Intentions: The Musical kicks off with performances on November 17, but opening night is set for December 11, running on through until January 29, 2018.
Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, and judging by the buzz the show is getting, you’ll have to be quick to score tickets ($59 for standing room, $79 for table seating and $109 for Secret Society tickets).
You can find the full performance calendar and ticketing information HERE.