Happy National Women's History Month

We'd like to kick off this month by thanking all the amazing women who inspire us every day. As our first protectors, mightiest defenders, leaders, healers, teachers, mentors, creators, partners, and efficient problem-solvers, women are our heroes!!! Cheers to you and all the incredible things you do.

Here at RG, we're gearing up for a very busy Spring, as the NYC Theatre Community is hard at work preparing to unleash 18 New Broadway Shows this season: Doubt: A Parable, The Notebook, An Enemy of the People, Water For Elephants, The Who's Tommy, The Outsiders, Lempicka, The Wiz, Suffs, Stereophonic, Hell's Kitchen, Cabaret, The Heart of Rock and Roll, Patriots, Mary Jane, Uncle Vanya, The Great Gatsby, and Mother Play. Wow, what a lineup!

We're also delighted to introduce our RG Premiere Membership Program. This exciting offering is designed to provide our clients with exclusive perks, discounts and special amenities ~ More info below!

See you at the studios.

Graham McCarty - RG Creative Director

- Ripley-Grier Proudly Presents -

The RG Premiere Membership

Exclusive Perks, Discounts and Amenities for our vibrant RG Community. As a member, you'll have access to special perks, including Priority Booking, Free Upgrades, and VIP Service.

Processing Fee waived for first 50 Members.

Member Benefits Include:

  • 10% OFF studios / 15% OFF for union & non profit
  • 20% OFF our Voice-Over & Self-Tape Studios
  • RG Social Media Exposure
  • 1 FREE hour of studio time every month
  • Get "Same-Day" Rates on studios 24 hours in advance
  • "Same-Day" Studio Upgrades
  • Holiday & Birthday Discounts
  • 10% OFF RG Merchandise
  • 20% OFF RG Advertising
  • FREE RG Tote Bag (with coupons & goodies inside)

Visit RipleyGrierCommunity.com for more info.

RG Artists' Oasis

Relax. Explore. Create.

Located on the 10th Floor at 520 8th Avenue - RG Artists' Oasis is an exclusive collection of spaces and amenities for focused creative work ~ including a professional Voice-Over / Podcast Suite, On-Camera / Self-Tape Studio, Conference Room, and "quiet" spaces for private lessons, play readings, meetings, seminars, yoga classes and more.

On-Camera / Self-Tape Studio

Everything you need for professional Self-Tape Auditions and basic video shoots: 2 Adjustable Fill Lights, Ring Light & Adjustable Front Lights w/ Phone Mounts, Backdrops (White, Black, Blue & Green), Yamaha Upright Piano, Acoustical Curtain & Audio Clouds

Voice-Over / Podcast Suite

Perfect for Voice-Overs, Podcasts, Classes, Audio Editing ~ Includes a Soundproof Acoustic Isolation Booth and Control Room / Lounge. 

AT2020 Mics (2 in Booth), Alesis Multi-Mix 8 (Audio Interface), iMac Terminal (w/ Internet), Audacity (Audio Software) ~ Alternative Podcast Setup can use four (4) individual mics in Control Room / Lounge.

Call John at (212)799-5433 Ext. 207 for more info.

...and Flexible Spaces

Large and Small spaces for focused "quiet" work, including: Private Lessons, Play Readings, Photography, Yoga Classes, Conferences, Meetings and more.

Call (212)799-5433 for more info.

For 100 years, the Episcopal Actors' Guild has been helping NYC's professional actors, singers, and dancers keep a roof over their head and put food on the table when times are tough. EAG's Emergency Aid & Relief Program can provide financial grants for rent, utilities, or medical bills. And their Actor's Pantry provides food assistance to performing artists experiencing hunger and food insecurity.

In a position to aid their efforts?

Donate Here

Are you a performer in need of assistance?

Get Help Here

For more information, visit ActorsGuild.org

Share the love ~ Help support WCK!

World Central Kitchen (WCK) first responders who provide meals to those affected by natural / man-made disasters, and humanitarian crisis around the world.

Ripley-Grier Studios supports WCK by providing donation boxes at all 4 of our locations, and selling small items and merchandise to raise funds. Thanks to the generosity of our clients, staff, landlord and all those who have donated, we have raised more than $7,500 for this wonderful organization.

Click the link below for more info and to donate directly to WCK.

Donate Here!

"One Heartbeat for the Congo"

Help make a difference for the people of Kinganga (Congo), who are struggling, with limited access to basic necessities like clean water.

In the heart of Africa, the Congolese people have faced years of oppression, as larger powers have relentlessly overtaken their land, exploiting it's rich resources, particularly the mining of Cobalt.

Visit friendsofthecongo.org for more info.

Greetings fellow artists, workers, citizens. What an exciting Spring this will be! On 3/10 we get another hour of daylight. Spring represents new life / new beginnings, so Spring Clean and Declutter to continue to move your life path forward positively. Also get outside and breathe..

I saw my first Spring flower two days ago. A beautiful little yellow daffodil plant was growing next to a white picket fence near us in Long Beach. It was such a lovely sight. It reminded me of the anticipation and resiliency that Spring flowers represent as they reach for the warmer sunnier weather each year..never worrying that it will not happen. Having faith.

We anticipate an exciting Spring season on Broadway - 18 Shows Opening! A Super Spring at Ripley-Grier as we launch our "RG Premiere Membership" Program for out talented clients and the many supportive friends we've made over the years - offering special deals, booking perks and discounts. First number of clients get a reward. More info in this March Newsletter.

On March 5th, 52 years ago, I taught my first fitness class at The Lotte Berk Method on E. 67th St. in Manhattan. I worked in a boutique on East 53rd Street called Irene Allen's and I waitressed at Pear Restaurant on the East Side near the UN Building. I did not do well at either job. Formerly a bartender and night club manager in Asbury Park and working in the Music Management business, I was not really suited for upscale shops and restaurants. When a friend came to stay with us and tried out for a fitness inustructor's job, she came back from the interview and said they were looking for women that looked like me and who were fit. I was hired but it was grueling and my boss, Lydia Bach, was a combination den mother and finishing school marm. Very fit and very connected, she put us through intense training and grooming. I had rough edges with a lot of Jersey mannerisms and speech. All her instructors took Ballet, Jazz, and Middle Eastern Dance classes from the best teachers in NYC. We learned how to do our hair and makeup from experts. She took us to the top restaurants (my first sushi meal was at the Waldorf). She gave us Indian philosophers to read and absorb. We were weighed monthly and there was a penalty if we went over our prescribed weight. We taught major VIP's in NYC - actresses, models, socialites, entertainers and diplomats. My former students include Carly Simon, Ali McGraw, Candice Bergen, the Hemmingways, Betty Buckley, Eileen Ford (all the Ford Models), Elaine Steinbeck and even Ivana Trump (who was a lovely woman). I loved it and thrived. I managed the New York & Bridgehampton Studios. I worked with Lydia for 7 years. In 1982 I opened my own place on W. 72nd St. and teach there still. Through fitness I have stayed healthy and through teaching I have been able to interact with many types of people, which has been a gift. Thank you to my current students who help keep me sharp and fit.

Continue your fitness and healthy habits, start new ones.

Better and Better, Patricia


Hi everyone!

So far I've been keeping up with all of the shows I've been wanting to see. Since writing my last article I've seen Sweeney Todd, Shucked, Little Shop of Horrors, Purlie Victorious, and Merrily We Roll Along!

I was able to see Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford a few days before their last performances in Sweeney Todd. They were both great, and I thought Annaleigh's performance was hilarious. They both came out of the stage door after the show to sign playbills along with a few other cast members.

I saw the final matinee of Shucked and I'm glad I saw it before it closed! The jokes were corny (in the best way) and the whole cast worked great together.

Corbin Bleu and Constance Wu's last performance of Little Shop together was on 1/28, and I saw it the week before. I got to fulfill a childhood dream of meeting Corbin Bleu after the show, and he was so nice and took the time to have conversations with everyone who stayed.

I hadn't heard much about Purlie Victorious, but I had never seen Leslie Odom Jr. so I knew I had to see it. I ended up loving the play, and the cast was full of amazing actors. I found out that they were taping the performance I was at. Most of the cast came out to greet fans after celebrating the taping.

Finally, I saw what is now my favorite show currently on Broadway - Merrily We Roll Along. I knew the basics of the story, some of the music, and I knew it was by Stephen Sondheim, but that was it. I was blown away by the show, and Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez had incredible chemistry together. Another childhood dream of mine was fulfilled by meeting Daniel Radcliffe at the stage door. He also took the time to get to everyone, signing playbills, taking selfies, and conversing. I'm so excited to see it again!

Also, after years of wanting to see John Williams conduct, I saw him at Carnegie Hall with Yo-Yo Ma! It was an incredible night of music, mostly from the Indiana Jones movies, and then he came back out for an encore and did the theme from Star Wars and The Imperial March!

Until next time, Jeannie

Jeannie is the daughter of RG owners Patricia Ripley & Butch Grier.

RG Outreach Program

RG is proud to support many wonderful organizations.

Broadway Cares - Make-A-Wish - Plan USA

Timothy Hill Ranch - The Actor's Fund - Smile Train - Wounded Warrior - North Shore Animal League - World Central Kitchen - Braking AIDS

Please join us in supporting these and other helpful organizations. Contact our PR/Marketing Department at (212) 799-5433 (Ext. 214) for more info.

Happy 41st Anniversary to Patricia Ripley & Butch Grier. 

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Retractable audience seating and professional lighting & sound available upon request. 

Comfortably seats 75 people.

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Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear...

Andre Zanin (3/3)

Ethan Grier (3/10)

Butch Grier (3/18)

Jaye Maynard (3/20)

Tatiana Marnett (3/28)

Happy Birthday to you.

Celebrate March

Women's History Month

Gender Equality Month

Irish-American Heritage Month

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

National Color Therapy Month

National Crafting Month

Music in Schools Month

National Nutrition Month

National Optimism Month

Youth Art Month

World Music Therapy Day (3/1)

International Women's Day (3/8)

Daylight Savings Day (3/10)

Ramadan Begins (3/10)

Working Mom's Day (3/12)

Ides of March (3/15)

Red Nose Day (3/15)

National Vaccination Day (3/16)

St. Patrick's Day (3/17)

Spring Equinox (3/19)

World Storytelling Day (3/20)

World Puppetry Day (3/21)

World Theatre Day (3/27)

World Piano Day (3/28)

Mom & Pop Business Day (3/29)

Easter Sunday (3/31)

Dance Marathon Day (3/31)

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