Ghostlight Records Presents “35mm: a Musical Exhibition (Original Cast Recording)”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS
“ 3 5 M M: A M U S I C A L E X H I B I T I O N (ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING)”
DEBUT ALBUM OF COMPOSER
RYAN SCOTT OLIVER
INSPIRED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MATTHEW MURPHY
REPRESENTS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE COLLABORATIONS OF THE YEAR
ALBUM FEATURES CAST OF FIVE RISING STAGE STARS
SINGING TWENTY-TWO ORIGINAL SONGS INCLUDING
“ON MONDAY,” “THE PARTY GOES WITH YOU,” “LEAVE LUANNE,”
“WHY, MUST WE TELL THEM WHY?” “CUT YOU A PIECE,”
& “THE BALLAD OF SARA BERRY”
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 14
IN STORES SEPTEMBER 11
New York, NY (July 31, 2012) – Producer John Johnson announced today that the debut album from composer Ryan Scott Oliver, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Original Cast Recording), will be released digitally on Tuesday, August 14th by Ghostlight Records. The album will be available in stores on Tuesday, September 11th. (Pre-orders for the recording are now being taken at http://sh-k-boom.com/35mm.shtml.) An album release concert is being planned for mid-September, about which additional details will be announced shortly.
Boasting an entirely original score by Ryan Scott Oliver, inspired by the photography of Matthew Murphy, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Original Cast Recording) is born from an utterly singular collaboration between two emerging mega talents of different mediums. Oliver explains, “In 35MM, photos inspire songs. Sometimes the songs tell the stories of the photographs; other times the feeling, mood, or tone was captured; and in still others, the photographs are doorways into worlds by which a song comes to life. The collaboration was seamless and we hope it creates a new kind of link betweem music and image for all who hear it.”
35MM features twenty-two original songs, including “On Monday,” “The Party Goes With You,” “Leave Luanne,” “Why, Must We Tell Them Why?” “Cut You A Piece,” and “The Ballad Of Sara Berry,” performed by a cast of five rising stars, including Alex Brightman (Wicked), Ben Crawford (Shrek), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hard Body, Hair), Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight), and Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Everyday Rapture). The CD package contains a beautifully designed 48-page booklet, in which the original awe-inspiring photography that enraptured New York theatergoers through projections is featured, along with song lyrics and photos of the cast in performance. Listeners are able to virtually experience the show through this album.
Representing a collision of artistic disciplines as disparate as musical theater, photography, and pop/rock music, 35MM pushes the limits of self-expression to create an art form utterly its own. A collection of “snapshot stories” are woven together as each of the evening’s original songs is performed – with gusto and musical virtuosity – while the audience is immersed in stunning projections of the photography that inspired it. 35MM brings the connection between pleasures visual and aural into razor-sharp focus, creating a singular, multi-sensory emotional journey.
35MM features Music Direction by Michael Borth, and a band that includes Matt Hinkley on Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Allison Seidner on Cello, Rich Silverstein on Keyboard, Yuiko Kamakari on Violin/Viola, and Jeremy Yaddaw on Drums/Percussion.
The complete track list of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Original Cast Recording) is as follows:
1. Stop Time
3. Transition 1
4. On Monday
6. The Party Goes With You
7. Good Lady
8. Transition 2
9. Make Me Happy
10. The Seraph
11. Immaculate Deception
12. Transition 3
13. Leave, Luanne
14. Mama, Let Me In
15. Why, Must We Tell Them Why
16. Twisted Teeth
17. Hemming and Hawing
18. Transition 4
19. Cut You a Piece
20. Transition 5
21. The Ballad of Sara Berry
The original cast recording of 35MM was produced by Dean Sharenow and Ryan Scott Oliver. John Johnson served as Associate Producer. It was recorded and mixed by Dean Sharenow, mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, NYC, and mixed at Steel Cut Audio, NYC. The album was recorded at Sear Sound, NYC in February, 2012.
The recent, sold-out production of 35MM at Brookyln’s Galapagos Arts Space was presented by John Johnson and Very Intense Productions in association with Angelina Burnett, Tom & Renee Christina, Diane Finston, Michael Seel and Van Patten Media.
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Ryan Scott Oliver (Music & Lyrics) is a 2011 Lortel Award Nominee, 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, 2008 Rodgers Award Winner. Music and lyrics for 35mm, Darling (featured on NBC’s The Apprentice), Mrs. Sharp (Playwrights Horizons July 2009 starring Jane Krakowski, dir. by Michael Greif), Jasper in Deadland, Out of My Head, and the 2010 Writer’s Guild East Awards; a collection of his work, Rated RSO, played the Kennedy Center, Joe's Pub, New York Musical Theatre Festival; Off-Broadway and elsewhere: TheatreWorksUSA's We the People, Rosie O’Donnell’s Theater Kids, and cabarets worldwide. Upcoming commissions include The Frog Prince, Cont. (with Chicago’s Emerald City Youth Theatre). Songbook now available: Music+Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver: Volume 1. More at www.ryanscottoliver.com.
Matthew Murphy (Photography) is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theater and dance. His work appears regularly in the Arts and Lei- sure section of The New York Times, and additional credits include Bravo TV, New York Magazine, Playbill, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Broadway.com, Broad- way World, Dance Magazine, The Financial Times, Dance Spirit Magazine, Movmnt Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post. He is a former member of American Ballet Theatre. For more information visit www.MurphyMade.com.
Sh-K-Boom, with its imprint Ghostlight Records, has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings, having built a library of over 120 records during the last 12 years featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s biggest stars. Founded by Kurt Deutsch and wife Sherie Rene Scott, the label was created by and for the Broadway community and has reinvented the musical theatre recording landscape through their high-quality recordings, innovative marketing techniques to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans, as well as the creation of a new type of ‘United Artists’ environment for Broadway producers and artists to participate in the funding and co-ownership of their albums. Ghostlight celebrated a major milestone this past year with their Grammy-winning release of The Book of Mormon, which became the first Broadway cast recording to break into the Billboard Top 10 since the original 1969 release of Hair, taking its place as the biggest-selling digital cast recording of all time. Recent releases on the label include Disney’s Newsies, the Grammy-nominated 2011 revival cast recording of Anything Goes, the new revival recording of Godspell, plus the OCRs of Elf, Catch Me If You Can, Sister Act and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest stars: Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. Over the years, Ghostlight has preserved the scores of some of Broadway's most well-known musicals, including the Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. www.ghostlightrecords.com