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Cruel Intentions: The Musical is returning to NYC for a limited time

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Rebecca Fontana
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The cult classic about high schoolers on the Upper East Side is returning to where it belongs: New York City. And it comes Sarah Michelle Gellar–approved.

Cruel Intentions: The Musical began with a sold-out run in Los Angeles, and it made a brief pop-up appearance in NYC in February. (Gellar saw it more than once, including a reunion trip with Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon.) But now the musical adaptation of the 1999 film will open in NYC for a seven-week run of performances. 

The show full of ‘90s pop and teenage angst will be taking over Le Poisson Rouge—a music venue, not a traditional theater. The venue also hosts Back to the Eighties parties every week, so yes, it’s the perfect place for this throwback show. The music includes tunes from the movie’s soundtrack along with hits of the ‘90s, including “Genie in a Bottle,” “Just a Girl” and “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” of course.

The production was created by Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, who also co-wrote the Cruel Intentions TV show starring Gellar that was unfortunately cancelled before it began. Casting has not yet been announced for this run of the musical. 

Performances begin on November 17, opening night will be on December 11 and the show will close on January 29, 2018. It will only be playing on Mondays at 7pm and twice a day on weekends, with a couple exceptions right around Christmas. You can find the full calendar here. General ticket sales begin September 13 and cost $59 for standing room, $79 for table seating and $109 for Secret Society tickets in special reserved locations.

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