Jay Armstrong Johnson perf. “Stroke by Stroke” from Jasper in Deadland
Check out the gallery below from ‘DARLING’ in concert, presented at Le Poisson Rouge on September 19, and find out more about the event here.
Photo credit: Evan Zimmerman
About the evening
Hamilton’s Nicholas Christopher played Peter in a concert presentation of Darling, Ryan Scott Oliver’s dark deconstruction of Peter Pan, September 19 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York.
Darling was the first musical recorded for The Score, a podcast series focused on new musicals.
The evening also included the talents of Kerstin Anderson (Maria in the latest Sound of Music tour) as the eponymous heroine, plus Ethan Carlson (Rope), Chris D’Amico (History Boys), Jeff Heimbrock (Book of Mormon), John-Michael Lyles (Jasper in Deadland), Jackson Perrin (NYMF’s Ludo’s Broken Bride), Daniel Quadrino (Wicked) and Daniel Yearwood (Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series) as the Lost Boys. Talya Groves (Motown), Gerianne Perez (Vocalosity, NYMF’s Fable), Catherine Ricafort (Holiday Inn, Allegiance) and Emily Rogers (If/Then) played Lily’s Dolls; P.J. Griffith (Giant) was featured as The Captain and other roles.
Darling features a book, music and lyrics by Oliver and was conceived by Brett Ryback. The musical, according to press notes, tells the story of “a nameless girl called Darling who is rescued from an asylum for ‘troubled youngsters’ by the provocative rent-boy Peter. The young man steals her to the Second Slum, a seedy underground of jazz, sex, and a mysterious white powder called Dust.”
The concert evening featured musical direction by Rodney Bush and a seven-piece orchestra. Orchestrations were by Oliver, with additional orchestrations by Solomon Hoffman and Ryan Fielding Garrett. Fernanda Douglas served as music assistant. Nessie Nankivell served as Associate Producer, Ari Raskin as additional Producer, Stephen Ravet was the Stage Manager and Kaleb Tank the Associate Director.
The Score is a new podcast series created and produced by Michael Kimmel, John DeLore and Allison Bressi.
Darling is produced by WalkRunFly.