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Ryan Raftery’s Watch What Happens – Live on Stage!

July 12, Aug 1 & 8, Sept 12 & 14, Oct 7

Joe's Pub

Aug 1, 8, Sept 12:
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

Sept 14:
Doors at 9PM
Show at 9:30PM

Oct 7:
Doors at 11PM
Show at 11:30PM

The Musical Tale of Andy Cohen and the Real Housewives

Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the nationwide smash hit Anna Wintour musical “Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion” returns home to Joe’s Pub to premiere his newest show, “Ryan Raftery’s Watch What Happens - Live On Stage!”.  This jukebox musical tells the (not-quite-true) story of a young Andy Cohen who moves to New York to pursue his two obsessions - television and Anderson Cooper.

Featuring cameos from The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Nene Leakes, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kim Richards, and Mr. Cooper himself, one thing is certain…you’re going to love Andy.

"A one man musical juggernaut." - New York Daily News

"Raftery’s Andy steals the show, from his opening as a young man dreaming of his future (while singing, “I wanna find someone I can love, like I love TV”) to his red-jacketed, devilish encore." - Jessica Derschowitz, Entertainment Weekly

"Raftery plays Cohen with the kind of energetic commitment to character rarely seen on any stage, much less in cabaret." - Zachary Stewart,

"Reminiscent of a young Martin Short, the baby-faced Raftery proves ideally suited to play Cohen. His cartoonish facial expressions and impeccable comic timing regularly have the audience in stitches." - Zachary Stewart,

"Raftery is terrific, ripping into rewritten versions of pop and Broadway standards in between capturing Andy’s voice modulations and arm gestures." - Michael Musto,

"A meditation on fame and its effects that will really connect with the Housewives fan base." - NYMag

"Better than Hamilton!"  - Ryan Raftery

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Photo Credit: Santiago Felipe

Presented in association with Moniker Productions and Zachary Augustine


Stageplay & Parody Lyrics by Ryan Raftery
Direction by Jay Turton
Musical Direction by Daniel Lincoln
Wig Design by Darby Backes

Ryan Raftery is Andy Cohen
Romelda Teron Benjamin is Nene Leakes
Emily McNamara is Teresa Giudice
Miranda Noelle Wilson is Kim Richards & Anderson Cooper