SONGS FROM ‘THREE POINTS OF CONTACT’ PLAY 54 BELOW, APRIL 30

New York, NY – Very Intense Productions presents Songs from THREE POINTS OF CONTACT, a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver.  The evening will be presented at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street, NYC), on Monday, April 30 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Marshall Pailet (Baghdaddy) directs.

The cast will include Britney Coleman (Sunset Blvd.), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Katie Rose Clarke (Miss Saigon), Eric William Morris (Be More Chill), Blaine Krauss (Natasha, Pierre…), Emily Rogers (If/Then), and Pomme Koch (The Band’s Visit), with Ian Fairlee, Mary Claire Miskell, David Park and Bethany Perkins in the ensemble.

Music Director Joshua Zecher-Ross leads a 7-piece band featuring Allison Seidner, Jeremy Yaddaw, Matt Hinkley, Joseph Wallace and Hiroko Taguchi.

The story of Three Points of Contact revolves around newlyweds “Pooch” and Amy Harvey, who are proud of their progressive views on sex and marriage and anxious for their forthcoming child. When they miscarry and struggle to conceive again, their marriage (and their sex-life) strains to the brink; so much so that when Amy re-deploys for her second tour of Iraq and Pooch takes on an attractive pupil, they must confront the question:

“In a world where most marriages end in divorce …

Who wants to be like most marriages?”

Tickets are $30-45 and are now on sale and are available for purchase on the 54 Below Website, 54below.com.


RSO BRINGS AN EVENING OF SONG TO LONDON, MARCH 26

On 26 March, 2018, RSO will return to London with an evening of his songs, directed by Adam Lenson and music direction by Joe Bunker (the three previously collaborated on an acclaimed run of 35mm: A Musical Exhibition at The Other Palace).  Show time is at 8:00pm.

Following the acclaimed run of 35mm: A Musical Exhbition, award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver returns to The Other Palace to host Crazytown, an evening of his songs, performed by a star-studded cast.

Crazytown is produced and directed by Joe Bunker and Adam Lenson and features a host of West End soloists, including: Ethan Carlson, Cassie Compton (Wicked, The Wedding Singer), Alexia Khadime (The Book of Mormon, Wicked), Jill Rensing (Les Miserables), Alex Young (Follies, Carousel), Anton Zetterholm (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables).

The concert will reunite three of the original cast of 35mm: Gregor Duncan, Christina Modestou (Rent, In the Heights, We Will Rock You), and Stage Debut award winner Samuel Thomas (Allegro). Musical Director Joe Bunker will lead a six-piece band.

Joe Bunker and Adam Lenson previously collaborated on 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Adam Gwon: The New American Musical (The Other Palace Studio), and the award-winning Superhero: A One Dad Musical (Southwark Playhouse, winner of the Off West End Award for Best New Musical). In June, they will open a major revival of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink at Southwark Playhouse, starring Caroline O’Connor.


‘¡HAVANA!,’ DIRECTED BY WARREN CARLYLE, FEAT. RSO SONGS

This spring, the new musical ¡HAVANA! will premiere, directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, and featuring songs and additional lyrics by RSO.

Commissioned by Norwegian Creative Studios, ¡HAVANA! also includes songs by Cuban pop sensation and Grammy Award winner Albita, with a book by David Solomon, costume design by Isabel Toledo and set design by Ruben Toledo. The show will first open on the maiden voyage of the newly built Norwegian Bliss.

Casting and more information will be announced soon!

 

 


Music+Lyrics by RSO: Vol. 4 and Otherbody Vocal Score released!

After three years, there’s new RSO sheet music at the store.

Music+Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver: Volume 4, featuring 16 brand new songs, including never-before-released tunes from RopeWe Foxes35mm: A Musical Exhibition, and Jasper in Deadland, and the complete vocal score for Otherbody, a Brief Musical Allegory are now available to purchase as digital downloads.

Individual songs contained in Volume 4, including “Roots Dig Deep” and “Dark Dark Dark” from Otherbody, are also available to purchase.

PLUS!  Now through February 2, 2018, all songbooks (including Volume 4!) are now 15% off.  Go to the store!

The complete songlist for Volume 4 appears below!

 


2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

Here’s a look back at 2017.

BROADWAYCON FEATURES NEW RSO MUSICAL
On Friday, January 26, BroadwayCon opened 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 other Broadway stars.  Find out more

NEW RSO ALBUM, ‘OTHERBODY, A BRIEF MUSICAL ALLEGORY’ RELEASED
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.  Find out more

 

’35MM’ RECEIVED ITS BIGGEST PRODUCTION YET — IN LONDON
35mm: A Musical Exhibition received its biggest production yet in fall 2017, directed by one of London’s most acclaimed new directors, Adam Lenson.  Critic Julian Eaves called it “a stunning performance of this thrilling score.”   Read the rest of Mr. Eaves review here  and Find out more

 

SAMUEL FRENCH LICENSED ‘JASPER IN DEADLAND’
JASPER IN DEADLAND is now available to license through Samuel French, which also currently licenses 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION.  Find out more

 

THE ORCHARD PROJECT DEVELOPED ‘THREE POINTS OF CONTACT’
World renowned writer’s haven The Orchard Project announced RSO as one of its 2017 writers-in-residence, working on the conclusion of his Dogs Trilogy, Three Points of Contact.  Find out more

NYMF PRESENTED ‘OTHERBODY’ IN CONCERT
RSO’s Otherbody, a Brief Musical Allegory was presented by the New York Musical Theatre Festival on Monday night, July 31, featuring Hamilton’s Sean Green, Jr.  Find out more

‘WE FOXES’ DEVELOPED IN MICHIGAN AND UTAH
RSO’s WE FOXES received a double dose of developmental opportunities this past fall: a staged concert reading in Michigan and the first fully-produced developmental production in Utah.  Find out more 

 

And, slated for 2018: RSO’s been commissioned by two major studios to create brand new musicals based on beloved source material; RSO and Tony-winning director Warren Carlyle have joined forces for a brand new musical; plus two major productions of RSO favorites soon-to-be-announced; and some very exciting news on the horizon.  Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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