James Leo Ryan News

Also Credited As: Jim Ryan
 
Date Of Birth:
June 25
Bio:
JAMES LEO RYAN was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating from Denison University, he moved to NYC, where he made his Broadway debut playing Rooster in ANNIE opposite Nell Carter. Other Broadway/National Tour credits include Smee in PETER PAN with Cathy Rigby, Claquesous in LES ... (read more)
 
Date of Birth: June 25

Bio:
JAMES LEO RYAN was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating from Denison University, he moved to NYC, where he made his Broadway debut playing Rooster in ANNIE opposite Nell Carter. Other Broadway/National Tour credits include Smee in PETER PAN with Cathy Rigby, Claquesous in LES ... (read more)
BWW Review: Stellar Revival of DRIVING MISS DAISY at the Colony Theatre BWW Review: Stellar Revival of DRIVING MISS DAISY at the Colony Theatre
by Don Grigware - Nov 6, 2017

Alfred Uhry's 1987 Pulitzer-Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy is receiving a rare and outstanding revival at the Colony Theatre starring Donna Mills. It originally played off-Broadway and was filmed in 1989 with Jessica Tandy. The play recounts the relationship between Daisy Werthan (Mills) a white Southern Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur Hoke Colburn (Arthur Richardson). This current production plays the Colony through December 10 only. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Donna Mills Led DRIVING MISS DAISY Photo Flash: First Look at Donna Mills Led DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a new production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy starring Emmy Award-winner Donna Mills. (more...)

James Leo Ryan and Arthur Richardson Join Donna Mills In DRIVING MISS DAISY at The Colony Theatre James Leo Ryan and Arthur Richardson Join Donna Mills In DRIVING MISS DAISY at The Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and stage and screen actor Arthur Richardson will join Emmy Award-winner Donna Mills to complete the cast of The Colony Theatre's production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Announces Donna Mills to Star in DRIVING MISS DAISY The Colony Theatre Announces Donna Mills to Star in DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a new production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy starring Emmy Award-winner Donna Mills. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Heather Provost, the cast will also feature Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and stage and screen actor Arthur Richardson. There will be two preview performances on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 at 8pm, and opening is set for Saturday, November 4 at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through December 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Funny, Tragic and Provocative FIXED Premieres at the Echo Photo Flash: Funny, Tragic and Provocative FIXED Premieres at the Echo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with a funny, tragic and provocative new play by Los Angeles' own Boni B. Alvarez. Dually inspired by Calder n's Spanish Golden Age Drama The Physician Of His Own Honor and the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning, which detailed New York's then-underground drag queen ball culture, Alvarez ups the stakes by setting his story in the heart of L.A.'s Historic Filipinotown. Echo company member Rodney Todirects the world premiere of Fixed, now throughOct. 22 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Funny, Tragic and Provocative New Play FIXED to Continue Echo Theater's 20th Season Funny, Tragic and Provocative New Play FIXED to Continue Echo Theater's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with a funny, tragic and provocative new play by Los Angeles' own Boni B. Alvarez. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR WORLD Concert Reading Beguiles at VPAC
by Don Grigware - Oct 3, 2016

Great works of literature are often beautifully adapted into opera and ballet. Think of Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, to name just one. Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot is also tremendously passionate and digs deep into the female psyche, producing emotional rhythms that lend themselves to music. Whereas Lorca's work concentrates on sexual repression, Giraudoux's is more romantic and... goes a step further into the realm of championing a cause, a desire to right human wrongs and change the world. (more...)

BWW Review: Punchy Characters And Catchy Tunes Carry The Show In OLIVER!
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Apr 9, 2016

BWW Review: BWW Review: Punchy Characters And Catchy Tunes Carry The Show In OLIVER! (more...)

Nathaniel Hackmann, James Leo Ryan & Kathryn Porterfield to Star in TUTS' OLIVER!; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has introduced the cast of Oliver! This classic comes to life on the stage from April 5 - 17, 2016 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical Premieres at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 20, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

BWW Review: Last Chance to See a Legendary Peter Pan
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 25, 2013

CATHY RIGBY IS PETER PAN National Tour completes its journey in Boston where it all began for the star in 1989, with the final performance Sunday evening, April 28, at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre. Rigby gives a magical performance in an imaginative and inspiring production, supported by a cast of the highest order. Brent Barrett is a virile Captain Hook and the entire ensemble has boundless talent and energy. Life is filled with regrets - don't let missing out on this be one of yours. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, April 20, Part 2 - NEWSIES, ONCE Send More Love to Boston & First SIP from Paper Mill's 'MODERN MILLIE'!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 20th SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured more love to Boston from NEWSIES and ONCE, plus pics from MATILDA, PIPPIN, F#%KING UP EVERYTHING, SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PETER PAN, Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, La Mirada's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS and more! (more...)

Cathy Rigby Still Flying High in PETER PAN
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 18, 2013

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BWW Reviews: Cathy Rigby Still Soars as the Boy Who Won't Grow Up in PETER PAN
by Misha Davenport - Feb 7, 2013

At 60, Rigby shows no signs of slowing down in a role she has been playing off and on for the last four decades (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cathy Rigby Keeps PETER PAN Soaring High
by Don Grigware - Jan 17, 2013

Peter Pan/a musical production of the play by Sir James Barrie/lyrics by Carolyn Leigh & music by Moose Charlap/additional lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green; additional music by Jule Styne/directed by Glenn Casale/Pantages Theatre/through January 27 (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 12 - NICE WORK Marks 300th Performance, #SIP Heads to Holland and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature the cast of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT celebrating their 300th performance, Jennie Ford's daughter bringing some cuteness backstage at EVITA, and shots from THE FANTASTICKS, PETER PAN, LES MISERABLES, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Toronto's WIZARD OF OZ and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Plus, the SIP trend has now reached The Netherlands; see photos from productions of ANNIE, SHREK and more in Holland! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 22, Christmas Edition - NICE WORK Does CHARLIE BROWN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature holiday wishes from the casts of NEWSIES, PETER PAN, EVITA, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and JERSEY BOYS, a clever CHRISTMAS STORY tribute from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, expert CHAPLIN bowlers, BOOK OF MORMON skeletons in Chicago, intermission snacks, a blast from the past and more, plus a SIP video from WHITE CHRISTMAS' Purple Diamonds at Denver Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PETER PAN is a Family Friendly Theatrical Treat
by David Clarke - Dec 12, 2012

Each year, the magic of the holidays fills the hearts of both the young and old. Keeping that magic alive and offering a fun family outing, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is presenting Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN, which is a musical production of the play by Sir James Barrie with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Moose Charlap, and additional music by Jule Styne. (more...)

Fox Performing Arts Center Welcomes Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN, 6/29-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment & Fox Operator Bill Malone of FX Arts, in association with Nederlander Presentations, Albert Nocciolino, Larry Payton, Michael Filerman and Heni Koenigsberg, bring audiences in Riverside the final production of the 2011-2012 season with the ultimate musical theatre experience for the entire family, Cathy Rigby and Brent Barrett starring in PETER PAN, a musical production of the play by Sir James Barrie, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Moose Charlap, additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and additional music by Jule Styne, beginning June 29. (more...)

Fox Performing Arts Center Welcomes Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN, 6/29-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012

Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment & Fox Operator Bill Malone of FX Arts, in association with Nederlander Presentations, Albert Nocciolino, Larry Payton, Michael Filerman and Heni Koenigsberg, bring audiences in Riverside the final production of the 2011-2012 season with the ultimate musical theatre experience for the entire family, Cathy Rigby and Brent Barrett starring in PETER PAN, a musical production of the play by Sir James Barrie, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Moose Charlap, additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and additional music by Jule Styne, beginning June 29. (more...)

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