Prospect Theater Company will continue its 2016 IGNITE Series November 5 with a concert performance of Ryan Scott Oliver’s song cycle 35mm: A Musical Exhibition at The TimesCenter in Manhattan. Lindsay Mendez, a cast member of the musical’s Off-Broadway premiere, is among the cast.
Featuring music and lyrics by Oliver, the piece is inspired by the work of Broadway photographer (and Oliver’s husband) Matthew Murphy. Read HOW MATTHEW MURPHY AND RYAN SCOTT OLIVER’S ROMANCE BECAME A REAL-LIFE MUSICAL
The 8 PM concert will also feature Drama Desk Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (Queen of the Mist), Joe Iconis (Bloodsong of Love), Lauren Marcus (Broadway Bounty Hunter), Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening), Andi Alhadeff (Jasper in Deadland), Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), Ally Bonino (Myths & Hymns), Noel Carey (Murder for Two national tour), Max Chernin (Bright Star), Dan DeLuca (Newsies), John-Michael Lyles (Jasper in Deadland), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables), Andrea Ross (The Sound of Music national tour) and more.
The evening will also feature a mixed choir of collegiate performers from Marymount Manhattan College, the NYUSteinhardt program in Vocal Performance, Pace University, Rider University and Wagner College.
Directed by Oliver with music direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross, performers will be backed by an ensemble of six musicians. Vocal arrangements and orchestrations are by Oliver with additional percussion arrangements by Jeremy Yaddaw and additional guitar arrangements by Matt Hinkley.
In 35mm, according to Prospect, “each photograph provokes a song: a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening.” Originally premiered at Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space in 2012, it has since received over 75 productions worldwide, including Australia, Japan, Canada and the U.K.
Prospect Theater Company is under the direction of producing artistic director Cara Reichel and managing director Melissa Huber.
The TimesCenter is located at 242 West 41st Street. For more information and tickets, visit ProspectTheater.org or call (212) 352-3101.