Ryan Haase News

DORIAN'S CLOSET at Rep Stage - World Premiere Musical is Stunning!DORIAN'S CLOSET at Rep Stage - World Premiere Musical is Stunning!
by Charles Shubow - May 10, 2017

Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, DORIAN'S CLOSET is a fictionalized account of Buffalo native Dorian Corey who headed to New York City for a life as a 'female impersonator' and 'performer' and became a huge hit. One may think of such Broadway hits like LA CAGE AUX FOLLES or KINKY BOOTS which both deal with the life of male performers dressing as females. And as in those two monster hits, a musical to succeed needs one heck of a star and Director Ritsch has found such an individual in Stephen Scott Wormley who is absolutely astonishing in his role as 'Dorian' . I recall seeing his former performances in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Olney Theatre Center), HAIRSPRAY at Signature Theatre, and in the HAIRSPRAY concert version with the Baltimore Symphony where he excelled as 'Seaweed'. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

New Musical Based on Life of Dorian Corey DORIAN'S CLOSET Opens at Rep StageNew Musical Based on Life of Dorian Corey DORIAN'S CLOSET Opens at Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, will premiere a new musical, 'Dorian's Closet,' based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 27-May 14, 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Baltimore (more...)

New Musicals to Tackle Eating Disorders and AIDS at NYTB's New Works SeriesNew Musicals to Tackle Eating Disorders and AIDS at NYTB's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The tenth season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Monday, April 24, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Pretty to the Bone and Ryan White. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSETRep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSETRep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn Launches 10th Season of New Works with FOR TONIGHT and THE BRONTESNew York Theatre Barn Launches 10th Season of New Works with FOR TONIGHT and THE BRONTES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The 10th season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series launches on Monday, February 27, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: For Tonight and The Brontes. (more...)

Cast Announced for Red Branch Theatre's EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICALCast Announced for Red Branch Theatre's EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with campy, bloody musical comedy Evil Dead. Casting has been completed and rehearsals are underway for the stage adaptation of Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' film series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Branch Sets Special Events, Experiences for EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Red Branch Sets Special Events, Experiences for EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with campy, bloody musical comedy Evil Dead. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the professional theatre in residence, from October 7-29. Special events and experiences to be held in conjunction with the production have just been announced, plus scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Iron Crow Theatre to Launch Biggest Season with THE WILD PARTYIron Crow Theatre to Launch Biggest Season with THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Iron Crow Theatre opens it's biggest season in history with Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party; an off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades. (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Branch Sets Special Events, Experiences for EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Red Branch Sets Special Events, Experiences for EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with campy, bloody musical comedy Evil Dead. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the professional theatre in residence, from October 7-29. Special events and experiences to be held in conjunction with the production have just been announced, plus scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Cast Announced for Red Branch Theatre's EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICALCast Announced for Red Branch Theatre's EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with campy, bloody musical comedy Evil Dead. Casting has been completed and rehearsals are underway for the stage adaptation of Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' film series. (more...)

DORIAN'S CLOSET World Premiere and More Set for Rep Stage's 2016-17 SeasonDORIAN'S CLOSET World Premiere and More Set for Rep Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces its 2016-2017 season lineup. With two regional premieres and a world premiere new musical, Rep Stage continues to bring engaging and evocative work to Baltimore/Washington, DC regional audiences. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival LineupThe Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Today, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Iron Crow Theatre to Launch Biggest Season with THE WILD PARTYIron Crow Theatre to Launch Biggest Season with THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Iron Crow Theatre opens it's biggest season in history with Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party; an off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival LineupThe Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Two August Performances at Baltimore Playwrights FestivalTwo August Performances at Baltimore Playwrights Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival is pleased to announce the opening of their final two productions: Feeding the Furies by Andrea Markowitz opening on August 18 at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, and(verb) a play on words by Seth Freeman opening August 25 at Stillpointe Theatre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 7/03/2016Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 7/03/2016
by BWW - Jul 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/03/2016 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 6/26/2016Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 6/26/2016
by BWW - Jun 26, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/26/2016 for Baltimore (more...)

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