NEW RSO ALBUM, ‘OTHERBODY, A BRIEF MUSICAL ALLEGORY’ NOW AVAIL.

Without any fanfare, RSO’s written a brand new musical now available for you.

OTHERBODY is a brief musical allegory on otherness and survival in the new nation, written by Nessie Nankivell (book) and Ryan Scott Oliver (music and lyrics). It is suggested by the Gothic short story “The Outsider” by H. P. Lovecraft.

In the eerie, allegorical world of OTHERBODY, a nameless TELLER lives apart, never having seen his own face, heard his own voice, or even experienced daylight. He escapes into the world to find the truth, and discovers a raucous party — and the horrifying reality of his world.

Ours is a time when people and places are divided; when our families seem more than ever like strangers; and to find a community of allies is a desperate, essential quest. The world of OTHERBODY is our sordid past and our sudden, tragic present — and maybe hope for our future.

It was recorded on December 12, 2012, starring Nicholas Christopher and directed by Jen Bender.

Discover OTHERBODY, A BRIEF MUSICAL ALLEGORY anywhere music is streamed and sold, and find out more here.

(Photographs by Matthew Murphy.)

 

 

 

BROADWAYCON OPENS JAN. 27 WITH NEW RSO MUSICAL

On Friday, January 26, BroadwayCon will open at the Javits Center with a brand-new forty-five minute musical by RSO, featuring Alice Ripley, Carolee Carmello, Anthony Rapp, James Monroe Iglehart, LESLI MARGHERITA and more.

 

RSO wrote the script and an original song for the piece — which tells the story of Carl (Sam Tanabe) who must stop the hateful, corrupt politician @Mayoress (Lesli Margherita) from banning Broadway! Additional material is by Tessa Netting, David Alpert and Andrew Briedis.

Thousands of Broadway fans are expected to attend the second-ever BroadwayCon.  From celebrity talkbacks, to first-look performances and workshops, BroadwayCon 2017 will be packed with unforgettable experiences. BroadwayCon brings you through the stage door to be part of the excitement that happens onstage and behind-the-scenes. It is a place where Broadway fans come together to celebrate the shows they love with people who bring them to life. It’s co-presented by Playbill, Mischief Management, and Anthony Rapp.

RSO Returns to LA at Rockwell in Hollywood 11/21

From BroadwayWorld.com:

On November 21, acclaimed composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver will return to Los Angeles with a concert at Rockwood in Hollywood. Show time is at 8:00pm.

Featured that evening will be: Kerstin Anderson(The Sound of Music National Tour), Jason Michael Snow (The Spongebob Musical, The Book of Mormon), Eric Krop (Godspell), Ben Davis (The Sound of Music National Tour), Jared Gertner(The Book of Mormon), Deborah S. Craig (25th Annual…Spelling Bee), Carly Jibson (Fat Camp, Cry-Baby), Andrew Samonsky (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Kate Reinders (Something Rotten!), Anna Grace Barlow (Scream Queens), Chris Meissner (Grease Live!), Kate Pazakis (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Katherine Washington, plus more to be announced – and the composer himself.

Attendees can expect to hear selections from RSO’s numerous musicals including Mrs. Sharp, Darling, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Jasper in Deadland, We Foxes, Rope, Out of My Head and many more. Emily Clark and the Unknown Artists will co-produce, and Rodney Bush will music direct the 5-piece band.

Oliver was called “the future of Broadway… a major new voice in musical theatre” (Entertainment Weekly) and is “shaking up musical theater with his dark, twisted and genius work … [Oliver] could very well be musical theater’s answer to an auteur filmmaker or a gothic novelist” (Huffington Post). He is the winner of a Larson Grant, Rodgers Award, ASCAP Harold Adamson Award, New Musicals Awards from Weston Playhouse, Pace University, and Lortel Award Nomination. He wrote the music and lyrics for Jasper in Deadland (premiered off-Broadway and remounted at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre), 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (licensed by Samuel French, original cast recording avail. on Ghostlight Records), Darling, Mrs. Sharp, Out of My Head, and more. He is currently at work on a trilogy of new musicals beginning with We Foxes and continuing with Rope and Three Points of Contact, both currently in progress. More info can be found at ryanscottoliver.com, and his morbidly optimistic musings can be followed at @ryanscottoliver.

Rockwell Table & Stage is located at 1714 N. Vermont Ave. Tickets are on sale for $20/$30/$40 at Rockwell-la.com.

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