Hamilton’s Nicholas Christopher will play Peter in a concert presentation of Darling, Ryan Scott Oliver’s dark deconstruction of Peter Pan, September 19 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM at Le Poisson Rouge in New York.
Darling will be the first musical recorded for The Score, a podcast series focused on new musicals.
The evening will also include the talents of Kerstin Anderson (Maria in the latest Sound of Music tour) as the eponymous heroine, with 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) will play Lily’s Dolls; P.J. Griffith (Giant) will be 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 will feature musical direction by Rodney Bush and a seven-piece orchestra. Orchestrations are by Oliver, with additional orchestrations by Solomon Hoffman and Ryan Fielding Garrett. Fernanda Douglas serves as music assistant.
The Score is a new podcast series created and produced by Michael Kimmel, John DeLore and Allison Bressi.
Darling is produced by WalkRunFly.
Watch highlights from Jasper in Deadland, another Ryan Scott Oliver musical, below: