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Who hasn't wanted to see the king of reality TV perform "Formation" with original choreography?
September 21, 2016 :: 9:00 AM
Ryan Raftery’s last take on a media titan—the frosty, stylish Anna Wintour—won over audiences in both New York and Los Angeles as he portrayed the Vogue editrix battling with twin demons Kim and Kanye. This month, at Hollywood’s Catalina Bar and Grill, the former Angeleno unleashes his latest show—a comedy-musical based on Andy Cohen and his cohort of Real Housewives. Ryan Raftery’s Watch What Happens Live on Stage showcases the gifted comedian lovingly satirizing the king of reality TV as Cohen tries to win over the heart of another silver fox, Anderson Cooper.
Supported by the likenesses of Real Housewives Nene Leakes, Teresa Giuduce and Kim Richards, it’s a jukebox musical devoted to telling the story of a young Cohen, brand-new to New York. He’s moved to the city in order to make it in television—and, of course, find a little love. Written by Raftery himself, the show was already a hit on the East Coast, selling out night after night at its Manhattan home, Joe’s Pub.
So what’s next for Raftery after taking on the head of the Housewives clan? He’d like to close out his ’fame trilogy’ by taking on Martha Stewart—perhaps in stunning stripes.
Catalina Bar & Grill
Sept. 23 & 24