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Rated RSO: The Music+Lyrics of Ryan Scott Oliver Hits NYMF 10/5

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On October 5, multi-award winning composer and lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver brings sexy schoolteachers, provocative rent-boys, obsessive homicidal teenagers, and fairy dust to rock out at NYMF.  Shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
 
Directed by Travis Greisler, this concert features a ridiculous B’way cast singing their faces off to Oliver’s eclectic work, with a band led by Brett Ryback. Oliver is the recipient of the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award and the 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant, a 2009 MAC nominee and the composer of Mrs. Sharp (recently featured at Playwrights Horizons, starring Jane Krakowski, dir. by Michael Greif) and Darling. Rated RSO sold out when it played Joe’s Pub in May so don’t miss it this time around!
 
With a phenomenal cast including Nick Blaemire, Katie Thompson, Cait Doyle, Morgan Karr, Lindsay Mendez, Alex Brightman, Natalie Weiss, Alex Wyse, Preston Sadleir, Ali Stroker, Grace Wall, Brett Ryback, Jennifer Derosa, Tori Huston-Elem, Larry Hamilton, JamaAl Wilson, Eric Michael Krop, Geoff Kidwell, Mat Burrow, Jeffrey Cuttler, and Katie Gassert. Kristina Vnook stage manages with Hilary Leavitt.
 
For more on Rated RSO, check out their NYMF page at www.nymf.org/ratedrso and become a fan on Facebook.
 
Oliver’s work has also been heard on the hit YouTube TV show The Battery’s Down ("This is Your Life" among others, cast recording available on Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom). He is a 2007 Dramatists Guild Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards including the first-ever ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing.  He is currently at work developing a commission by Broadway Across America as well as We the People for TheatreWorksUSA, directed by Alex Timbers, which will premiere Off-Broadway in 2010. For more on Ryan Scott Oliver, go to www.ryanscottoliver.com.
 
NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2009 is presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group and TheaterMania.com, and is supported by Back Stage, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, Broadway.TV, Clear Channel Spectacolor, DFD-TV, Frank & Camille's Fine Pianos, King Displays, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, New World Stages, NASDAQ OMX, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions, Queerty.com, Reuters, Sweet Caroline's, Tekserve, TheMenEvent.com, The Tank, and Times Square Squared.  Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The Broadway League, The BWF Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Mayer, The Charlie & Jane Fink Charitable Fund, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Theater League.  NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.  This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. NYMF's programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
 
Rated RSO: The Music and Lyrics of Ryan Scott Oliver plays at The American Theatre of Actors: Chernuchin, located at 314 W 54th St, New York, on October 5 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.nymf.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information, please visit www.NYMF.org.


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