Broadway star and Drama Desk nominated actress Lindsay Mendez will join musical forces with multi-award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver as the MUSE AND THE MUSIC, an evening of Oliver’s songs performed by them both at SubCulture. Doors open at 7pm and show is at 8pm.
The performance promises some of their popular collaborations together, some never-before-heard songs, plus mash-ups, stories, and maybe even a little gossip.
The evening will be music directed by Rodney Bush and will feature a six-piece band.
Lindsay Mendez was most recently seen in the recent revival of Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo at Williamstown Theater Festival. Last year, she starred Off-Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company’s World premiere production of Significant Other. On Broadway, she starred as Elphaba in the smash hit, Wicked. Her time there included performances on The Today Show and The Katie Couric Show, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the production. She received a Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination, and a Drama League nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance as Rose Fenny in the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight.
Lindsay was one of the stars of the Broadway Revival of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre. In 2010, she was seen on Broadway as a Mennonette to Sherie Rene Scott in Roundabout’s Tony-nominated production of Everyday Rapture. She made her Broadway debut as Jan in the 2007 revival of Grease, directed by Kathleen Marshall.
Off-Broadway, she has appeared in Dogfight (2nd Stage), Everyday Rapture (2nd Stage), and The Marvelous Wonderettes (West Side Theatre). Other favorite credits include: The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte), 21 Chump Street as part of This American Life LIVE (BAM), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (TRTC), and 35MM (Urban Stages, directed by Daisy Prince.) Lindsay has a jazz/contemporary music group with pianist Marco Paguia (www.LMandMP.com). In the spring of 2013, they made their Lincoln Center debut with the American Songbook Series. Their debut album, This Time, is available on their website, and on iTunes. @lindsaymendez
Ryan Scott 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, Lortel Award Nomination, ASCAP Harold Adamson Award, New Musicals Awards from Weston Playhouse, Pace University and more.
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 (licensed through Steele Spring Stage Rights), as well as the commission We Foxes (Broadway Across America) among others. He was selected to open Lincoln Center’s 2016 American Songbook series. He is currently at work on the new musical Rope, a commission for Grove Entertainment.
More info can be found at ryanscottoliver.com, and his morbidly optimistic musings can be followed at @ryanscottoliver.
Tickets are $25 and there is no food and drink minimum (alcohol and other drinks are for sale at the SubCulture bar).
SubCulture is located at 45 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012. Tickets may be purchased here.