RYAN RAFTERY IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER Adds 4/10 Performance at the Laurie Beechman
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by BWW News Desk
Greenlist Productions presents Ryan Raftery's return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for his fifth solo show, "Ryan Raftery is Black and Better Than Ever: A Caucasian Celebration of the African-American Songbook". The show sold out on March 3rd, and Raftery has added a second performance on April 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Last seen this past summer in his sold-out run at Joe's Pub with his show "Ryan Raftery King of the Jews!", Raftery's new show focuses on his upbringing in Brooklyn, where he first discovered his love for Sammy Davis, Jr, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie and many other singers (all of whom make appearances in the show). Described as "Hilarious" by the New York Observer, "Persistently irreverent" by Time Out, "Dietrich...with balls" by author Christopher Ciccone "Life With My Sister Madonna", and "Kinda pitchy" by Marc Shaiman (composer, "Smash", "Hairspray"), audiences have come to love Raftery's hilarious parodies and interpretations of pop songs, musicals and rock classics alike.
With very special guest Romelda Teron Benjamin (Brooklyn, Bare, Catch Me if You Can).
Tickets available online at http://RyanRafteryisBlack.brownpapertickets.com
Described as a "demented Rat Packer for the millennium", Raftery has been seen on television on ABC's "Ugly Betty", "Malcolm in the Middle", "What I Like About You" and, most memorably, on "Law & Order: SVU" as Dennis Faber, the lovable Amish teenager with measles. In addition to his previous solo shows (Ryan Raftery & Friends: A SOLO ACT, Ryan Raftery's THIS ISN'T IT, Ryan Raftery's IT GETS WORSE! and Ryan Raftery KING OF THE JEWS), Raftery was part of a workshop reading of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's "Catch Me if You Can" as well as a performer in the Defying Inequality benefit at the Gershwin Theater.