Hell's Belles The Musical


Off-Broadway Musical

April 11 - May 5, 2019

Empire Stage, Fort Lauderdale

About the Show


See the world’s most notorious women carry a tune. Or an axe. Or a grudge.  Featuring four talented performers playing over twenty roles, HELL’S BELLES is a fast-paced, razor-sharp new musical.

In Hell’s theater district, a show-biz-loving devil hosts a revue featuring famous and infamous women from history. Hear Janis Joplin celebrate sex, drugs, booze and rock ‘n’ roll. Watch the epic showdown between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Witness Princess Diana’s surprise visit from Heaven. These are just some of the women you’ll meet in the underworld’s longest-running club. Check the video clip for a look behind-the-scenes.

Off -Broadway Cast

Off -Broadway Creatives

  • JOHN ZNIDARSIC (Director)

  • MARY FEINSINGER (Music Director, Pianist, Vocal Arranger)


  • EUGENIO CONTENTI (Musical Staging)


  • HEATHER ARNSON (Production Stage Manager)

  • JOSH IACOVELLI (Scenic & Lighting Design)

  • DUSTIN CROSS (Costume Design)


  • ANNA WINTER (Wardrobe Assistant)


  • MICHAEL CASSARA, CSA (Casting Director)

    MichaelCassara.net / @michaelcassara

  • AMANDA BOHAN MARKETING (Marketing & Advertising)


  • MERI KRASSNER (SRO Marketing)


  • BRYAN D. LEYS (Book & Lyrics)

    is a direct descendent of the devil, Mephistopho Leys.  Musicals: How to Marry a Divorced Man (world premiere, Winter Park Playhouse, August 2019), Carolina Rising (audience favorite award, Barter Theatre Appalachian Festival), Between the Lines, Murder on Broadway, Hoodwinked, Midsummer Nights, The Forgotten Film of Dorian Grey (Michael Stewart Award). Bryan’s plays include Moonshadow and The Second Life of Gideon Finn.  bryanleys.com

  • STEVE LIEBMAN (Composer)

    contributed music, book and/or lyrics to eight published shows including two based on Newbery Medal winners: The Great Gilly Hopkins, which played to sold out houses at the New Victory on 42nd Street, and Bridge to Terabithia (Kennedy Center). Steve co-authored The Wonder Years, which won 12 Drama-Logue Awards in Los Angeles, and was produced Off-Broadway and in many regional theatres. With Mr. Leys, he co-authored Hoodwinked and a musical version of Dorian Gray (Michael Stewart Award winner). He composed the score for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol with Dr. Steven Tay.


    Sharon Weiss and Eileen B. Weiss. Associate Producers of Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking, Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging. Producers of A Short Wake, Between the Lines, NY revival of Goodtime Charley. In development: How to Marry a Divorced Man; Appendage. Eileen co-wrote/produced Same Difference and worked for the Shubert Organization, Cameron Mackintosh Inc., Actors Theatre of Louisville.


    was inspired to become a producer by the show business tycoons of the Vaudeville and Burlesque era. Nicholas’s extensive backstage experience includes working at New Victory Theater, Bergen Performing Arts Center, and George St. Playhouse. Nicholas is an alumnus of The William Paterson University of New Jersey, and a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).


  • A medley of musical genres is neatly performed and parodied — cabaret, country, rock ‘n’ roll — all resulting in a devilishly good time!

    - Fern Seigel, Huffington Post

  • Brings to mind “Forbidden Broadway” but with historical figures and pop references — a lot of fun and pure escapism.

    - Eva Heinemann, Hi! Drama

  • "HELL’S BELLES is a clever concept with lyrics to match. It’s a red-hot campy cabaret that is scandalously sinful and full of forbidden fun."

    - ELJNYC.com

  • "One part vaudeville and two parts burlesque, "Hell's Belles" is filled with raucous fun."

    - NY Theatre-wire

  • "If you ever feared a future in Hell, this is the show to see....Hell’s Belles is the show for a night of fun and foolery. "

    - Robertaonthearts.com

  • "A helluva show!"

    - Dante

  • "A sure-fire hit!"

    - Faust

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