Ryan Scott Oliver Will Make London Debut; Keala Settle, Jason Gotay, Andy Mientus and Julia Murney Join His 54 Below Shows

News   Ryan Scott Oliver Will Make London Debut; Keala Settle, Jason Gotay, Andy Mientus and Julia Murney Join His 54 Below Shows
 
Award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver, whose Jasper in Deadland will head to Seattle's 5th Avenue this spring, will make his London debut March 23 at the St. James Studio.

Susan Winter and Katie Pesskin for As Told By Productions will present RSO in London – The Music & Lyrics of Ryan Scott Oliver, which will begin at 8 PM.

"I love this city and hope Londoners feel just as warmly about the work I'm bringing!" Oliver said in a statement.

While in London, he will also bring his Actor Therapy master class (which he founded with Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez) to the U.K. Participant places are limited and are available to book now for the March 22 workshop at Greenwich Theatre. Read more about Actor Therapy and learn industry tips from Oliver and Mendez in Playbill.com's Booking It! column

RSO in London, which will span Oliver's career and feature songs from a range of his shows, will be directed by Katie Pesskin, who also directed the U.K. premiere of Oliver's 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, and music directed by Michael Riley. Benjamin Newsome will cast.

For more information and concert tickets, visit StJamesTheatre.co.uk. To book a space in Actor Therapy, visit GreenwichTheatre.org.uk. Additionally, Keala Settle, F. Michael Haynie, Jason Gotay, Ephie Aardema, Taylor Trensch, Andy Mientus and Julia Murney have joined the lineup of performers for RSO at 54 Below, which will be held Feb. 2 at 54 Below.

As previously announced, Very Intense Productions will present the concert, featuring music and lyrics by Oliver. The 7 PM and 9:30 PM concerts will also feature Alex Brightman, Lindsay Mendez, Katie Thompson, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Mattison, Ben Fankhauser, Derek Klena and Katie Rose Clarke.

Music director Rodney Bush and musicians Allison Seidner, Jeremy Yaddaw, Micah Burgess, Charlie Rosen and Hiroko Taguchi will accompany the cast.

Oliver is the winner of a Larson Grant, Rodgers Award, Lortel Award nomination, ASCAP Harold Adamson Award and New Musicals Awards from Weston Playhouse and Pace University. He wrote the music and lyrics for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (licensed by Samuel French, original cast recording on Ghostlight Records), Darling (workshopped at ACT, featured on NBC's "The Apprentice"), Mrs. Sharp (read at Playwrights Horizons July 2009), Out of My Head (licensed through Steele Spring Stage Rights) as well as the commission We Foxes (Broadway Across America), among others. He is currently at work on the new musical Rope, a commission for Grove Entertainment.

Read more about his work in Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. For tickets, visit 54Below.com.

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