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Putting on the Ritz

Friday, October 19, 2007

Rosie Perez made her Broadway debut five years ago in Terence McNally's "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune." The Academy Award-nominated actress and the four-time Tony-winning playwright are back on Broadway this season with a revival of his 1975 hit “The Ritz,” a farce about a garbage man who hides out from a murderous mobster in the last place he'd look: a gay bathhouse.

"The Ritz" is playing at Studio 54, 254 West 54th Street, through December 9. Find out more about the production and purchase tickets here.

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Terrence McNally and Rosie Perez
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Comments [4]

Joe from Stamford, ct

The film version of The Ritz is one of my top ten favorite films!!! (I bought the DVD!) I just saw the play this past Wednesday. My friends and I are still laughing about it! That said... I miss Googie's line describing how her boyfriend would react to her kissing Guy!
Thanks for the laughs!
JR

Oct. 19 2007 12:43 PM
Gabriel Hunter from NYC

You keep mentioning Studio 54 and how great it is to be performing this piece in that space but you are forgetting that the space was also once known as "the Ritz".

Oct. 19 2007 12:27 PM
Ron from Upper Eastside

P.S. Leonard,

Studio 54 was also a strip club for a short time, in the 90's!

Oct. 19 2007 12:25 PM
Ron from Upper Eastside

Rosie,

I saw you in "Frankie and Johnny...". What an amazing performance!

Please explain how you made the love-making scene seem like you were actually doin it!

Oct. 19 2007 12:13 PM

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