Last chance to catch Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle's 'Ruby's Poison' before it transfers Off Broadway for a four week run.

Ruby's Poison began at Crazy Coqs in 2014 when Gwyneth Herbert and Frances Ruffelle wrote an alternative and theatrical way to present the launch of Frances' album 'I Say Yeh Yeh. Frances was then offered a New York Residency at the Green Room 42 and the show developed and was renamed Frances Ruffelle Live(s) in New York. Over the past two years, the show has grown into a unique theatre piece Ruby's Poison described in Broadway World here "equal parts performance art, three-ring circus, 60's Beat coffee house performance, and Museum of Sex exhibit. Ms. Ruffelle may speak to the audience, but no mere cabaret patter does she deliver: her conversation with her followers and fans is as fascinating and mesmerizing as she is."

Frances won a Tony award for originating the the role of Eponine in the original cast of Les Miserables.

Musical director Jude Obermueller.

Music arranged by Gwyneth Herbert, additional arrangements by David Barber and Jude Obermueller.

"Frances Ruffelle LIVEs in New York is one of the best shows I've ever seen, modern but timeless, a sensual coquette who will steal your heart." - Betty Buckley

"Fun, reckless, and WILD." - Patti Lupone

"When Frances Ruffelle sets foot on a stage, you know something extraordinary is about to happen. you can prepare yourself for anything, but you will still be surprised. That is because Frances Ruffelle is a star." - Stephen Mosher,

"Frances never ceases to surprise and amaze me with the ways she reinvents herself, finding new levels of expression and excellence. I cannot wait to see what she does next." - Alan Cumming

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