BETTY Rules off-Broadway

BETTY Rules returned to Washington DC at the end of 2005, for an even longer engagement at Theater J, December 19 to January 29.

Their earlier five-week run in Washington DC ended April 3 2005, with the achievement of selling out every show.

After a six month run in New York, BETTY Rules played Chicago for six weeks at the Lakeshore Theatre, May 6 through June 20, 2004.  Recently, they have released their Original Cast Recording on their own label, which you can purchase at their site or through Amazon.com.

The musical, based on the band's own variably-succesful survival experiences in the radical rock+roll jungle, finally closed its inaugural New York run (more successfully than their story might suggest) on March 30 2003 after 212 performances at the Zipper Theater in New York. Nice area code, thanks.

We had a spy with a camera at the closing off-Broadway show, apparently breaking all sorts of rules.
You may check out the 27 pictures and the stories behind them:

And then we followed up with 24 pictures from Chicago:


You can also check out the
rave reviews after opening night in both the New York Times (you may have to complete a free sign-on form) and the New York Post of Wednesday October 16. We also were encouraged by the third rave, in the New York Daily News. We couldn't find it on their impenetrable site, so for completeness we offer a crinkled scan here.

Illustration from New Yorker magazine December 2 2002
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"They're smart. They're sexy. They're BETTY - the all-girl, all-attitude band that's been harmonizing punk, pop and politics for close to two decades. Now their high-powered music, high-octane personalities and wild tales from the dark side of fame are rocking the roof off New York's Zipper Theatre in the all-new BETTY RULES directed by Michael Greif (of RENT)."

BETTY Rules off-Broadway

"Poised at the point where rock meets theater, BETTY RULES is outrageous,
hilarious and, above all, completely original."
Eve Ensler

"I love BETTY! They have more balls than any boy band I know."
Alan Cumming

"BETTY is three women singing their own songs with heart, humor, activism, attitude and, dare I say, genius. You'll never want to leave."
Gloria Steinem

"So joyously captivating, you'll ovulate!"
Lily Tomlin

"A whirling dervish of amazing music and comedy!"
Kathy Najimy

to the BETTY Rules last New York night photos
to the BETTY Rules Chicago photos
to the BETTY Snow Biz session photos
to the Punctuations in Time page: flyers and posters

to the BETTY interview Part 1
to the BETTY interview Part 2

to production commentary on Carnival
to production commentary on Hello BETTY!
to production commentary on Jungle Jane