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BETTY Rules off-Broadway

“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

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 from Amazon

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.

BETTY Rules New York - the final number

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:

BETTY Rules Chicago - the band on stage

And then we followed up with 24 pictures from Chicago:

Sadly, the RAVE REVIEWS after opening night in both the New York Times and the New York Post of Wednesday October 16 are no longer available online, but you can read the third rave, in the New York Daily News: we offer a crinkled scan here.

Illustration from New Yorker magazine 2 December 2002

That BETTY Page At The New Yorker magazine December 2 2002
Artist uncredited

“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

BETTY Rules Soundtrack CD

1. Ups and Downs
2. Slap Bang
3. Window
4. It Girl
5. I Met Someone
6. Mr. Music
7. I Met Someone – Amy Ziff
8. Put It Off
9. Kissing You
10. I Met Someone – Elizabeth Ziff
11. Jungle Jane
12. Overwhelmed
13. If Only
14. Broken
15. Wave
16. Gravity
17. Noise
18. Happy Holidays
19. Window
20. If I Had It Over to Do
21. Yeah Yeah