Winner of Broadway World’s Top Female Cabaret Artist of 2013, actor/singer/recording artist Joan Ryan brings her four octave range to Hollywood’s Catalina Jazz Club on Sunday, June 1, in her acclaimed musical show, Joan Ryan on the Edge with special vocal guest, Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Perception).
With direction by Andrew MacBean (Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard), and musical direction by Todd Schroeder (Sam Harris, Jason Alexander), Joan Ryan on the Edge is a triumphant return. Less than three months ago – only a week before a scheduled performance at Catalina Jazz Club, Joan fell while heading to the premiere of her new film, Hot Guys with Guns.
Joan says, “I broke my ribs. I couldn’t sing. It was devastating. I’ve never had to cancel anything in my life, but in a strange way, this healing period has been terrific for me. I’m more excited than ever to bring my show back to Los Angeles.”
Joan Ryan on the Edge, bursts with humor, warmth, and emotion. She notes, “I choose the songs to fit the story – because each has something meaningful to say about my life. It’s been a year and a half since I played L.A. and after touring the country with the show, it’s wonderful to go full circle and be back home again.”
Joan met legendary stage director Andrew MacBean after singing at a benefit in Anaheim. “The first thing he said to me was ‘Why aren’t you on Broadway?’ So with my daughters grown, I thought, ‘If not now, when?’ So I gave Andrew a call and said, ‘I’m ready.’”
Ready indeed! As Broadway World aptly said, “If you get the chance to see Joan Ryan perform anywhere…anytime…take it!”
Joan Ryan tickets at ticketweb.com or (323) 466-2210.