August 7, 2007

News: Ryan Idol Returns to Stage

It was announced today that porn superstar Ryan Idol will make his Broadway debut this fall in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Terrence McNally’s The Ritz. The show, which will be directed by Joe Mantello, stars Rosie Perez, Kevin Chamberlin, Brooks Ashmanskas and Seth Rudetsky. Idol, who appeared in Ronnie Larsen’s off-Broadway hit Making Porn at the Actors’ Playhouse in the mid-’90s, will play one of the patrons of the bathhouse where the comedy is set. In recent months, Idol, the star of such films as Idol Country and Idol in the Sky, has been collaborating with writer-director Jerry Douglas (for whom Idol filmed Trade Off in 1992) on a one-man show about his career and life titled My Messy Bedroom: Anatomy of an Idol, which was also slated for a fall run. No word on the fate of Bedroom at this time. The Ritz begins performances at Studio 54 on September 14, and opening night is set for October 11.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that RYAN IDOL TOOK OVER THE LEAD ROLE Jack in MAKEN PORN after JOHNNY HANSONS 3 mth. contract was over. Which RONNIE ignors to say..