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Unlucky in Love

La actríz Elyssa Renée Ramírez
Actress Elyssa Renée Ramírez.

This year, Valentine’s Day lands one day after the unluckiest of calendar dates —Friday the 13th.

Actress Elyssa Renee Ramírez was inspired by the connection. She created Unlucky in Love, a musical take on the blissful notion of Valentine’s Day romance, or lack thereof.

“Valentine’s Day isn’t a happy occasion for everybody, and this year it falls right after a day typically associated with horror,” said Ramírez.

Unlucky in Love will be performed on February 13 at 11:30pm at 54 Below, a Manhattan supper club.

“When the show starts, it’s Friday the 13th, and when it ends, it’s Valentine’s Day,” said Ramírez. “I thought it would be fun to play off the connection between the two, and that was the basis for the show.”

As Friday the 13th bleeds into Valentine’s Day, Ramírez and her fellow cast members will perform a variety of original songs, as well as more familiar radio hits and musical theater favorites.

“It’s mostly a comedy,” explained Ramírez. “We definitely use humor to explore what it’s like to be in the unluckier end of the love spectrum.”

Joining Ramírez for the cabaret-style show will be Daniel Everidge, a veteran actor who has appeared in Grease on Broadway, along with several other young and aspiring performers. The 54 Below venue is located in the basement of the former Studio 54 nightclub.

“It’s a really cool place that has a bit of a clandestine, speakeasy vibe,” explained the actress.

“Seeing a show there feels like being in a musical theater secret society.”

Ramírez, the oldest of six children in a family of Puerto Rican descent, grew up in West Farms Square.

She fell in love with theater after seeing her first Broadway show while a student at Horace Mann School.

Diríjase al club para cenar en el día especial.
Head to the supper club for the holiday.

“I was always an obnoxious, attention-seeking kid,” said Ramírez with a laugh. “Being onstage just came naturally to me.”

She received her degree in Musical Theatre from the State University of New York at Geneseo and has been in numerous stage productions since.

Most recently, Ramírez appeared in Royal Fables by Nicholas Luckenbaugh at the Access Theatre, and Vestments of the Gods at the New York Fringe Festival. Ramírez said her next project following Unlucky in Love will be a new musical titled Pinwheel, which she described as a dark love story set in 1920’s New York City, backed by a jazz soundtrack. But for now, Ramírez is anxiously and happily awaiting the debut of Unlucky in Love, just days away.

“No matter what type of relationship you’re in, it’s the type of show people will be able to relate to,” said Ramirez.” People should be prepared to laugh and have a good time.”

Unlucky in Love featuring Elyssa Renee Ramírez will take place on Friday, February 13 at 11:30pm at 54 Below Supper Club, 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY. There is a $10 cover charge and two-drink or $20 food and beverage minimum. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4 p.m. are only available by calling 646.476.3551.

Unlucky in Love

La actríz Elyssa Renée Ramírez
La actríz Elyssa Renée Ramírez

La actríz Elyssa Renée Ramírez actuará en  Unlucky in Love, un musical que toma la noción de romance del día de San Valentín, o la falta de él.

El espectáculo se llevará a cabo el 13 de febrero en 54 Below, un club para cenar en la calle 54 en Manhattan.

Dado que el viernes 13 se diluye en el día de San Valentín, Ramírez y sus amigos interpretarán una variedad de canciones conocidas, desde éxitos de radio hasta los favoritos del teatro musical, que exploran el concepto de ser desafortunado en el amor.

Ramírez, la mayor de seis hijos de una familia de ascendencia puertorriqueña, se enamoró del teatro después de ver su primer espectáculo de Broadway mientras estudiaba en la Escuela Horace Mann.

Más tarde recibió su título en Teatro Musical de la Universidad Estatal de Nueva York, en Geneseo.

Raina Helen Fraley
La actríz Raina Helen Fraley

En el escenario, Ramírez apareció por última vez en Royal Fables de Nicholas Luckenbaugh en el Teatro Access Theatre, y Vestments of the Gods en el Festival Fringe de Nueva York.

Junto a Ramírez estarán Daniel Everidge, Raina Fraley, Brendan McCann, Jonathan Mushock, Lauren Scheibly y Autumn Joan Tilson, y el espectáculo contará con canciones de Ryan Scott, Oliver, Pasek y Paul, Kooman y Diamond, Frank Wildhorn, Alan Menken y Howard Ashman, Sam Salmond, Adam Gwon, Michael Weiner y Alan Zachary, y muchos más. La noche es producida por Philip Romano y Jonathan Mushock, con dirección de Mary Ragus.

Unlucky in Love, con la participación de Elyssa Renée Ramírez, tendrá lugar el viernes 13 de febrero del 2015 a las 11:30 p.m. en el 54 Below Supper Club, 254 de la calle 54 oeste, Nueva York, NY. Hay un cover de $10 dólares y dos bebidas, o $20 dólares por alimentos y bebidas mínimo. Para obtener más información o para comprar boletos, vaya a www.54Below.com. Entradas el día de la función después de las 4 p.m. sólo estarán disponibles llamando al 646.476.3551.

 

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