Katie Thompson perf. “Ruination” from We Foxes
All-new concert series to begin Monday, 3/24 at Murder for Two.
The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two are teaming up with some of New York’s brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. RSO will launch the series on Monday, March 24th, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder for Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 – 340 West 50th Street).
This Monday’s program includes hit songs from 35mm including “On Monday,” “Stroke by Stroke” from Jasper in Deadland, “Lost Boy,” from Darling, and “Map of Scars” from We Foxes.
Admittance to the concert is free to all those with tickets to the March 24th performance of Murder for Two. Tickets are available now on Telecharge.com. The series will take place every other Monday through June, and upcoming concerts will feature the works of some great new composers including the Pace New Musicals Writers’ Room, which is being curated by RSO. Additional artists and dates will be announced shortly.
Ryan Scott Oliver is a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award Nominee, a 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient and wrote the music and lyrics for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Mrs. Sharp (2008 Richard Rodgers Award Winner, at Playwrights Horizons starring Jane Krakowski, dir. by Michael Greif), Darling (featured on the “Bound for Broadway” episode of NBC’s The Apprentice), the song cycle Out of My Head, Quit India (commissioned by UCLA), the music for Angus Oblong’s The Debbies, a commission for Disney Theatricals, The Frog Prince Continued (commissioned by Chicago’s Emerald City Theatre) and Jasper in Deadland (commissioned by the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program).
Murder For Two recently extended its engagement at New World Stages to Sunday, July 6, 2014. Featuring book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz, the show began performances at New World Stages on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and officially opened on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
The hit from Jasper in Deadland gets an in-depth look.
Peter Mills of NewMusicalTheater.com visited Jasper in Deadland rehearsal and here are a few of his thoughts about the song “Stoke by Stroke” and RSO’s music:
“The music was propulsive, seductive, and catchy as hell.”
“I was struck by what a simple, but surprising, and above all effective, musical device this was.”
Check out the whole story HERE.
RSO’s Jasper in Deadland, presented by the Prospect Theater Company, is taking the internet by storm!
In this Playbill.com story, get info about the show, cast, and check out some of the great production photos by Matthew Murphy.
In this original musical, 16-year-old Jasper journeys through the Afterlife on a mission to save his best friend, Agnes. On his thrill-ride through a hybrid underworld, Jasper encounters demons, gods, mortals and monsters from Greek, Egyptian, Roman, and Norse mythology, learning what it means to die and questioning what it means to live.
On Feb. 2, RSO will bring Alex Brightman, Katie Rose Clarke, Ben Fankhauser, Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Mattison, Katie Thompson and many more to be announced to 54 Below.
Most importantly, ticket buyers can get 50% off tickets purchased “Cyber Monday,” Monday, Dec. 1. (A code will be offered via Facebook, and also placed here on Dec. 1.)