Erik Ransom To Have Residency On Pangea Stage Mondays In August
Composer and performer, Erik Ransom, will take the Pangea stage on Mondays in August with four evenings of his work. The young talent has been forging a name for himself with several high-profile projects which have received critical acclaim and international attention. Rachel Klein, Ransom's frequent collaborator directs. Andy Peterson is music director and will have several of his own songs featured in the show. The series takes place at Pangea Supper Club, 178 Second Avenue, New York 10003. Advance tickets are $20, available here. $25 at door. Guests intending to have dinner before the show should arrive early.
July 31st @ 7PM
No Ransom To Be Paid is an evening of Erik Ransom's music (GRINDR The Opera, More Than All the World, Happy Yummy Chicken) will be performed by special guests including Remy Germinario (Boys Who Tricked Me) and Kate Hoover (The Imbibe). The evening follows a musical journey of Ransom's life from a small Pennsylvania town where he was misunderstood and ignored to Manhattan where he was welcomed and found acclaim. No Ransom To Be Paid will feature composer & Broadway/Daytime TV actress Ilene Kristen (Ryan's Hope, One Life To Live, Loving, Another World). The evening will also celebrate the actress's birthday.
August 7th & 14th @ 7PM
GRINDR The Opera in concert! An hour-long concert version of Erik Ransom's naughty, funny magnum opus, Set in 2009, at the dawn of the age of the Hookup App, GRINDR is an unauthorized parody, which tells the story of four gay men, seeking different types of connection, who intersect with hilarious and calamitous results. The sung-through musical parody places the notorious gay hook-up app into the exaggerated world of opera. With musical styles ranging from contemporary pop to baroque, GRINDR The Opera is a daring, humorous look at the changing landscape of gay relationships and highlights the greatest catalyst for the shift: GRINDR. The show features Courter Simmons (Jersey Boys), Devin Holloway (More Than All the World), Brandon Haagenson, (Afterglow) and DJ Bucciarelli (54: The Musical). Additional performers to be announced.
August 21st @ 7PM
An evening of music, featuring the songs of Erik Ransom (GRINDR The Opera, More Than All the World, Happy Yummy Chicken) performed by special guests including Remy Germinario & Kate Hoover as well as a reunion set of music from The Big Gay Musical movie, featuring members of the cast. David J. Raleigh will be tonight's guest artist.
Erik Ransom is a composer, playwright, librettist and performer with a diverse body of work. COMING: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions marked his first foray as a writer and, within a year of starting the first draft, he was fortunate enough to see it fully produced at The Prince Music Theatre in February 2011. In Philadelphia, and later at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, COMING played to packed houses and glowingly positive reviews, including raves from The Huffington Post, BroadwayWorld, Edge Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Erik penned the lyrics for the Off-Broadway musical spectacular: The Anthem which ran at The Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre. Erik plays the recurring role of François on the 2017 Daytime Emmy-nominated Amazon Prime series, Tainted Dreams. Erik wrote songs for the feature film Happy Yummy Chicken in which he stars alongside Taryn Manning of Orange is the New Black. On the musical front, his smutty opus, GRINDR: The Opera premiered in concert in Spring of 2014 and had a high profile staged reading in April 2015 which was covered by The Daily Beast, The Guardian, Salon.com and Newstalk Radio Ireland among other news outlets. The world-premiere production of More Than All The World inspired by Marlowe's Edward II was produced by Lil Rascal Theatre Company at Theater for the New City in November, 2016, after successful readings at The Musical Theatre Factory and The York Theatre. His other works include, SAGA: The Ragnarok Opera, The Severed Hand of Neverland and Tragic Events. Erik is also a two-time champion of the York Theatre's Tune-in-Time improvised musical theatre writing competition and served as Head Comedy Writer for the Roast of Michael Musto, hosted by Bruce Vilanch. Abrams Artists Agency represents Mr. Ransom.