“A one-man musical juggernaut.” – New York Daily News
Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the smash hit Anna Wintour and Andy Cohen musicals, returns to Joe’s Pub to premiere the final show in his “Titans of Media” trilogy based on the tale of America’s first self-made female billionaire.
“The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart” tells the fascinating story of the woman who changed the way we live our lives by daring us to try harder. From her humble beginnings in Nutley, New Jersey to her empire-building years in Westport, Connecticut, to her highly-publicized stint in federal prison, this is a chronicle of epically blind ambition set to the music of artists as varied as Beyonce, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adele and Metallica.
A native New Yorker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Ryan Raftery has been seen on television in Ugly Betty, What I Like About You, Malcolm in the Middle, and, most memorably, on Law & Order: SVU where he warmed hearts all across America as Dennis Faber, the Amish teenager with measles. He has written eight shows, including the aforementioned Wintour and Cohen musicals as well as Ryan Raftery & Friends: A Solo Act, Ryan Raftery’s It Gets Worse and Ryan Raftery: King of the Jews.
Stageplay and Parody Lyrics by Ryan Raftery
Starring Ryan Raftery as Martha Stewart
Jerome Bell as Snoop Dogg
Amanda Sykes as Alexis Stewart
Miranda Noelle Wilson as Literally Everyone Else
Produced by Zachary Augustine and Moniker Productions
Directed by Jay Turton
Musical Direction by Daniel Lincoln
Wig Design by Marty Thomas
Costume Design by Sarah Perillo
"It is impossible to take your eyes off this brilliant writer and performer. And to see this show now, is like looking into the future of Broadway – and that future is bright." - NaughtyGossip.com
"I shrieked with laughter throughout!" - Michael Musto
“Much like Martha Stewart, Ryan Raftery is a force of nature all his own. The Rise and Fall (and Rise) is a fittingly one-of-a-kind theatrical experience: vividly realized, heartfelt, and very, very funny -- like hilariously so.” - Matt Mullen, Interview Magazine