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march 2016

Meet Ryan Cunningham, Creative Director

 

When Ryan is not working on campaigns to sell plays and musicals, he is writing his own. He’s been nominated for a Drama Desk Award and is a winner of the Jonathan Larson Award, which is administered by the American Theatre Wing in honor of the composer of Rent. With composer Joshua Salzman, Ryan wrote the Off-Broadway musical I Love You Because, which has been produced around the world and translated into five languages. His next musical Next Thing You Know was produced in New York, London, Paris and Amsterdam (in Dutch!) and across America. His newest musical The Legend of New York will be performed in concert at 54 Below on Monday, April 18th at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. The concert stars Tony nominee Santino Fontana (Frozen, Cinderella, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Angela Grovey (Newsies), J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis), and F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), all backed up by the 8-piece band The New York Funk-Harmonic. The concert is music directed by Kurt Crowley (Hamilton) and directed by John Simpkins. Tickets are still available at 54Below.com

 

Learn more about Ryan’s musicals at SalzmanAndCunningham.com or check out performances of his work on YouTube.