Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Joan Ryan, 1/23

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Joan Ryan, 1/23Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome actress and singer Joan Ryan, who boasts an impressive four octave range, for her long-awaited return to the San Francisco 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 Thursday January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Feinstein's At The Nikko (222 Mason Street) in San Francisco. Tickets for Joan Ryan range in price from $30-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.

Ms. Ryan, who is currently receiving both critical and audience praise in hit indie film "Hot Guys With Guns," 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 New York 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, among others.

Known for her recurring role as Tina Pallodrino, the crazy music and arts teacher on the long-running series, "Saved By the Bell," Ryan has appeared on-screen in numerous television shows and movies including two years as Kathleen Houghton, everyone's favorite psychiatrist on "The Young and the Restless."

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.

Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.

All seating at Feinstein's at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.

Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.

For additional information on Joan Ryan, visit www.joanryan.com.

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