New York, NY (February 8, 2012) – Producer John Johnson announced today the complete cast for the New York premiere of 35mm A Musical Exhibition, written by Ryan Scott Oliver based on the photography of Matthew Murphy. 35mm will play a two-night engagement at Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space (16 Main Street) on Wednesday, March 7 and Monday, March 12, both performances at 8:00 p.m.
Directed by Jeremy Bloom, 35mm will feature a cast of five that includes Alex Brightman (Wicked), Ben Crawford (Shrek), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair), and Lindsay Mendez (Godspell), and Betsy Wolfe (Everyday Rapture).
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 Projection Design by Aaron Rhyne, Costume Design by David Withrow, Music Direction by Michael Borth, and a band that includes Joseph Wallace on Bass,
Galapagos Art Space is a 9,000 square foot, Obie® Award-winning cultural venue located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Galapagos is about to become New York City’s first LEED certified ‘green’ cultural venue, and features a 1600 square foot lake, with island seating on the lake, surrounded by a operatic style mezzanine.
35mm is presented by John Johnson and Very Intense Productions in association with Angelina Burnett, Tom & Renee Christina, Diane Finston, Michael Seel and Van Patten Media.
Matthew Murphy (Photography) is a writer and photographer living in New York City. Since leaving his career as a professional dancer with American Ballet Theatre, he has written articles for Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Playbill and Movmnt Magazine. His photography has been featured online at The Village Voice, Playbill and Broadway.com, and is frequently seen in The New York Times, where Murphy is a freelancer with a specialty in live performance photography.
Jeremy Bloom (Direction) directs new music, plays and his original, large-cast adaptations which include Peter~Wendy (dark), La Boheme (spoken), and Leaves of Grass (nude). He has assisted at The Met and on Broadway and is a Drama League Fellow, Soho Rep Lab Director, alum of the TS Eliot Exchnage and an alum of Northwestern University’s Performance Studies.