JAMES, MENDEZ, AND MILES STAR IN ‘RSO AT F/54’

Tony Award-winners Nikki M. James, Lindsay Mendez, and Ruthie Ann Miles star in RSO AT F/54, an evening retrospective of musicals by multi-award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Show time will be 7:00pm on March 31, 2020. 

The evening will also feature Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, plus Christy Altomare, Kerstin Anderson, Katie Rose Clarke, Ben Fankhauser, Drew Gehling, Jason Gotay, Troy Iwata, Jay Armstrong Johnson, John-Michael Lyles, Katie Thompson, and Natalie Walker.

Also featured during the evening are Ethan Carlson, Caitlin Doak, Ian Fairlee, Mary Claire Miskell, David Park, Bethany Perkins, and Donté Wilder.

Joshua Zecher-Ross music directs Max Grossman on Keyboard 2, Allison Seidner on cello, Coco Taguchi on Violin, Joseph Wallace on basses, Jeremy Yaddaw on drums, and Andrew Zinsmeister on guitars. Orchestrations are by Ryan Scott Oliver.

Audience members can expect to hear tunes from the prolific list of Oliver’s work, from Mrs. Sharp; Darling; 35mm: A Musical Exhibition; Jasper in Deadland; We Foxes; Rope; Otherbody, a brief musical allegory; Three Points of Contact, and world premieres from Oliver’s latest work.

You can purchase tickets at Feinstein’s/54 Below’s website.

RSO returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below this March

On March 31, 2020 — after two years away — RSO returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below for his most awesome evening of song to date. With a cast of Broadway stars and fan favorites (to be announced), audiences can expect to hear some of RSO’s best-loved songs from 35MM: A Musical Exhibition, Jasper in DeadlandWe Foxes, Darling, Mrs. Sharp, and more — plus a few brand-new tunes!

The cast for the evening will be announced soon, but tickets are already on sale at the venue’s site.

GAVIN CREEL, LINDSAY MENDEZ AND MORE FEATURED ON ‘THREE POINTS OF CONTACT: A CONCEPTUAL ALBUM’

John Johnson and Very Intensive Productions have just announced the release of Three Points of Contact, a new conceptual album featuring songs from a musical of the same title by Ryan Scott Oliver. The new recording will be released February 8 via Spotify, Apple Music, and all streaming platforms.

Three Points of Contact will feature an impressive line-up of theater stars including (in alphabetical order) Kerstin AndersonBen CrawfordGavin CreelKatie Rose ClarkeJenn ColellaBen FankhauserDrew GehlingCory JeacomaJay Armstrong JohnsonTaylor Iman JonesJo LampertLindsay MendezBonnie MilliganEric William MorrisSolea PfeifferIsaac Cole PowellEthan SlaterWesley TaylorEmmy Raver-LampmanRyan Scott OliverEmily RogersColton RyanRyan VasquezJessica Vosk, and Daniel Yearwood – with Ian Fairlee, Adam Levy, Mary Claire MiskellDavid Park, Bethany Perkins, and Josephine Spada.

BroadwayWorld exclusive: Listen to Gavin Creel sing “The Last Love Song”

And the check out Jenn Colella singing “Girl in Camouflage” over at BroadwayBox.com.

The track listing is as follows:

1: “Pooch and Amy” – Jay Armstrong JohnsonTaylor Iman Jones, Adam Levy and Ensemble
2: “Mama, Let’s Make a Porno” – Ben Crawford, with the Boys
3: “Girl in Camouflage” – Jenn Colella, with the Girls
4: “Recovery” – Emily Rogers
5: “Validation, as a Rule” – Ethan Slater, with the Ensemble
6: “When You Go” – Isaac Cole Powell, with the Ensemble
7: “Steps in the Snow” – Katie Rose Clarkeand Drew Gehling, with the Ensemble 8: “Brave Woman” – Eric William Morris, with the Boys
9: “Pleasure in the Desert” – Bonnie Milligan, with the Ensemble
10: “A Ball of Gold in Blood Sky” – Colton Ryan
11: “How We Grow” – Ben FankhauserJessica VoskEmily RogersDaniel Yearwood
12: “Broken Machine” – Cory Jeacoma
13: “We Just Work Together” – Ryan Scott Oliver and Lindsay Mendez
14: “She Means to Bleed You Dry” – Emmy Raver-Lampman, with the Girls
15: “I Don’t Want to Be Sad Anymore” – Lindsay Mendez
16: “Tastes like Misery” – Wesley TaylorKerstin Anderson, with the Boys
17: “Good Love” – Solea Pfeiffer and Ryan Vasquez
18: “The Last Love Song” – Gavin Creel, with Jo Lampert

RSO’S CRAZYTOWN IS A HIGHLIGHT OF LONDON’S 2018 SEASON

Britishtheatre.com critic Julian Eaves named RSO’s Crazytown: The World of Ryan Scott Oliver one of five London theatre highlights this season.

From Britishtheatre.com:

“In March, ‘Crazytown: The World of Ryan Scott Oliver‘, at The Other Palace Studio, directed by Adam Lenson, with musical direction by Joe Bunker and RSO himself on hand to sing and play with the band was lush and wonderful.  Incredibly, this was only given for a single evening, and it is undoubtedly one of the best musical events to have appeared in this country all year.  Why, when so many inferior works get bigger and longer productions – when they plainly do not merit them – does a writer of such genius languish in a nearly forgotten corner?  There is no sense in this world.  Nonetheless, the supply of dross kept on coming, and I had to waste evening after evening sitting through shows that should never (and I mean, really… never!) have been shown the light and sound of a full production.  Why do people continue to throw good money after bad in this way?  It beggars belief.  Meanwhile, quality remains neglected.  There is something wrong here.  I’m actually forced to wonder whether Theresa May has something to do with the funding of new shows.”

Read the full article and see Mr. Eaves’s other highlights here.

Crazytown The World Of Ryan Scott Oliver

The cast of Crazytown