Joan Ryan to Make 54 Below Debut, 10/26
Actress and Singer Joan Ryan, who boasts an impressive four octave range will make her long awaited return to the NYC cabaret stage with her self-titled show Joan Ryan LIVE, written and directed by Andrew MacBean (associate director with Trevor Nunn on Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love" and "Sunset Boulevard") and musical direction from Todd Schroeder (musical director for Sam Harris, Jason Alexander), on Saturday, October 26 at 11pm at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) in Manhattan.
Layered with fiercely rich vocals and an innate sense of humor and frank wisdom, Joan Ryan LIVE is a musical journey through the life and eclectic career of "consummate performer" Joan Ryan.
Ms. Ryan, who is currently receiving both critical and audience praise in hit indie film "Hot Guys With Guns," which premieres in New York City on September 10th as part of Lincoln Center Film Society's "Newfest" - has been called "a mesmerizing performer who moves smoothly from larger-than-life drama to small, captivating emotional moments," by the Los Angeles Times. Rex Reed, of the NY Observer, said "she can explore the nuances of a piercing ballad with the investigative talent of a forensic expert, then ignite a show stopping Broadway melody with the combustion of a freight locomotive on the Philadelphia Railroad." Her stage credits include the original LA cast of the musical "Ruthless!," the west coast premiere of "Anyone Can Whistle," "Footloose," "Triumph of Love," "Little Shop of Horrors," etc. In addition to "Hot Guys With Guns," Ms. Ryan's TV and film credits include: Tina Paladrino on the popular TV series "Saved By the Bell" and Kathleen Houghton on "The Young and the Restless."
54 BELOW, Broadway's nightclub, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district.
Cover charge for Joan Ryan LIVE is $35 and can be purchased by calling (866) 468-7619 or online at TicketWeb.com - direct link: http://goo.gl/WbkKeQ (an additional $25 Food & Beverage Minimum is not included).