Brown Box Launches Free Outdoor Musical at Boston Landmarks and Beyond
Brown Box Theatre Project is set to tackle their most ambitious production to date with an outdoor presentation of Jason Robert Brown's beloved musical, Songs for a New World, May 5-14. Featuring a dazzling cast of new and familiar talent, Brown Box has teamed up with venues throughout Massachusetts to bring this free event to underserved communities and Boston landmarks alike.
Expanding upon their tradition of touring accessible Shakespeare productions throughout Massachusetts and the Delmarva Peninsula each summer, Songs for a New World kicks ofF Brown Box's season of free, outdoor programming. The musical will become an unmissable event in Boston's bustling nightlife with open-air performances at the Prudential Center, Assembly Square, and Atlantic Wharf, while also reaching beyond the city limits to serve communities in Easton and Fall River.
Kyler Taustin, Brown Box founder and Artistic Director, explains that he was inspired to direct Songs for a New World because of its timeliness and urgency. "The play is about taking risks, taking steps. We are in a time of great change; personally, professionally, and universally; and this play speaks to that turn, the pivotal shift, the unavoidable leap that must be taken to accept, embrace, and champion change."
"It's about one moment." Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown's breathtaking song cycle, weaves together the stories and voices of a diverse cast of characters in a musical journey that transcends time and space. A soaring, vibrant score transports the audience through a mesmerizing exploration of the unknown world and the tough choices that follow. Bursting with life and discovery, Songs for a New World begs to be liberated from the walls of a theater, and will be presented at over 10 outdoor venues throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva as Brown Box's premier musical spectacular.
All Songs for a New World performances are free, outdoors, and open to all audiences.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Brown Box Theatre Project's mission is to create high-quality theatre and deliver the unheard voice directly to communities to expand the reach of impactful, professional performing arts. We implement a bold approach to our productions that connects audiences and artists through vibrant and enlightening experiences to transform the way theatre is created and consumeD. Brown Box breaks down barriers that separate the masses from live theatre by bringing the very best in performance, design, and collaboration to unconventional venues and underserved destinations to reach the widest audience possible.
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Brown Box Theatre Project
Directed by Kyler Taustin
Rob Yonkers as Woman 1
Joshuah Campbell as Man 1
Alejandra Parrilla as Woman 2
Felix Teich as Man 2
Produced by Alex Lonati and Hannah Pryfogle
Stage Managed by Erica Paige Brown
Assistant Stage Managed by Michael Levine
Music Direction by Liz Kantor
Choreography by Tyler Catanella
Scenic & Lighting Deign by Joey Guthman
Costume Design by Lila West
Technical Direction by Matthew Williams
Audio Engineering by Johnny Quinones
Liz Kantor on Piano
David D'Aranjo on Bass
Patrick Hanafin on Drums
PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS AND TIME:
Friday, May 5 - Baxter Park Amphitheater at Assembly Row | Somerville, MA 02145
Saturday, May 6 - Fall River Heritage Park | 200 Davol Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Sunday, May 7 - Waterfront Plaza at Atlantic Wharf | 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
Thursday, May 11 - Borderland State Park | 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton, MA 02356
Friday, May 12 - Waterfront Plaza at Atlantic Wharf | 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
Saturday, May 13 - South Garden at the Prudential Center | Boston, MA 02199
Sunday, May 14 - Waterfront Plaza at Atlantic Wharf | 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110
All performances begin at 7:30pm.
All performances are FREE and open to all audiences. No reservations required.
Songs for a New World will be performed outdoors and seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. For rain locations and more information, please visit www.brownboxtheatre.org.