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.


‘WE FOXES’ PRESENTED IN DEVELOPMENTAL PRODUCTION

In May 2020, RSO’s We Foxes will be presented in a fully staged and designed developmental production in Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

Theatre Elision develops and produces new theatrical works that tell compelling stories with music. Previously, the company has staged productions of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet, LaChiusa’s First Lady Suite, and Ruthless!

More information on the creative team and casting to be announced soon.

We Foxes is a southern Gothic thriller set in small-town Missouri, 1945. It’s the story of Willa, a tough and unmannered orphan girl, and her adoption by the crafty Sheriff’s wife, Vesta Quimby. When Willa discovers the dark secrets beneath the floorboards, a war cuts them apart and Willa must fight to survive. After all, Vesta Quimby is the most beloved and powerful woman in town … Yet she’s less humanitarian socialite than she is Machiavellian sociopath… Can Willa discover her own salvation, deliver herself into courage, and sacrifice everything to escape Vesta? It is a story of intense human struggle, deliverance, and the great salvation found only through oneself.

Learn more about We Foxes here and listen to the EP of songs from the show on Spotify (also available on Apple Music and all streaming platforms).

For more information about the company and the production, go to their website here.



‘THE SINGER’S MUSICAL THEATRE ANTHOLOGY’ WILL FEATURE RSO SONG

This fall, the ubiquitous musical theatre song collection series, The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology, will release its seventh volume. RSO’s song “The View from Here” (from Darling), has been included.

Check out the rest of the song list in the screen grab below, and purchase the book when it comes available this fall!


‘HUGO’ IN DEVELOPMENT WITH A SCORE BY RSO

RSO’s next major project will be an adaptation of the 2011 Martin Scorsese film, Hugo, which itself was an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The film won five Oscars and was nominated for Best Picture.

Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon directs and Selznick has written the book and co-lyrics with RSO, who is contributing music and co-lyrics.

The project was first announced under the new partnership of Theresa Page and Tim Headington forming LeyLine productions.

More details will be announced at a later date.