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Jason Robert Brown's '13' Comes to The Media Theatre This SummerJason Robert Brown's '13' Comes to The Media Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

During the month of July, everyone can be '13' again! That's when Jason Robert Brown's Broadway musical '13' is on stage at The Media Theatre. (more...)

54 Celebrates David Bowie, The Skivvies Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below54 Celebrates David Bowie, The Skivvies Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Alum Cait Fairbanks Releases Debut Single 'Digging My Own Grave'HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Alum Cait Fairbanks Releases Debut Single 'Digging My Own Grave'
by Louisa Brady - Mar 12, 2016

Singer-songwriter, Cait Fairbanks, has released her striking and deeply personal debut single, "Digging My Own Grave," the first song off her upcoming untitled EP. (more...)

MANN... AND WIFE Concert Presentation Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/22MANN... AND WIFE Concert Presentation Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

? The new musical MANN… AND WIFE arrives in New York directly from its world premiere at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma for a special one night only concert presentation at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, Cellar, New York, NY 10019) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.54below.com. (more...)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 BelowPRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: 13 at Spinning Tree TheatreBWW Review: 13 at Spinning Tree Theatre
by Sara Brown - Feb 15, 2016

For the third show of their 2015-2016 season, Spinning Tree Theatre's '13' is sure to delight. (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre to Stage KC Professional Premiere of '13'Spinning Tree Theatre to Stage KC Professional Premiere of '13'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The musical '13' is a delightful story that everyone can relate to having lived through those awkward teen years. Spinning Tree Theatre presents the Kansas City professional premiere of '13' with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. (more...)

MANN... AND WIFE, Starring Zachary Prince, Opens Tonight at Lyric Theatre of OklahomaMANN... AND WIFE, Starring Zachary Prince, Opens Tonight at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents its first production of the 2016 season, MANN... AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running tonight, February 3, through February 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Responds To Principal Nixing High School Production of 13 Because Of Terminally Ill CharacterJason Robert Brown Responds To Principal Nixing High School Production of 13 Because Of Terminally Ill Character
by Michael Dale - Jan 5, 2016

Before the musical's pre-Broadway premiere, the composer/lyricist received assistance in creating a main character from a student with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. (more...)

VIDEO: '13' Reunion! Ariana Grande Surprises at Jason Robert Brown ConcertVIDEO: '13' Reunion! Ariana Grande Surprises at Jason Robert Brown Concert
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Ariana Grande surprised the audience at Jason Robert Brown had a surprise guest at his concert last night - international superstar Ariana Grande, who made her Broadway debut in the composer's show 13 THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together TomorrowJason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Composer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) and acclaimed singer Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray) will perform a special One Night Only concert entitled 'JASON ROBERT BROWN IN CONCERT WITH SHOSHANA BEAN' on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm). (more...)

Davis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL to Premiere at Berkeley Playhouse This WinterDavis & Cohen's BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL to Premiere at Berkeley Playhouse This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Berkeley Playhouse will present the world premiere of BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL, with lyrics and book by Cheryl L. Davis (2009 Writers' Guild Award winner and Daytime Emmy Award nominee for As the World Turns), composed by Douglas J. Cohen (2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Off-Broadway's Children's Letters to God, Richard Rodgers Grants and the Gilman & Conzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award for Off-Broadway's No Way to Treat a Lady), and conceived by Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy (developer of new musical theatre works for Berkeley Playhouse including: Born And Raised, Bravado, and Just So Stories). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces the cast and creative team of its first production of the 2016 season, MANN… AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running February 3 through 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

FOX Developing Music-Driven Workplace Comedy, LEFT OF CENTER, to Be Penned by '13' Book WriterFOX Developing Music-Driven Workplace Comedy, LEFT OF CENTER, to Be Penned by '13' Book Writer
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Adding to its musical-themed programs EMPIRE and pilot series STAR, FOX has anounced that it has a script commitment for LEFT OF CENTER (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Shares Original Demo from SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD ft. Billy Porter & MoreJason Robert Brown Shares Original Demo from SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD ft. Billy Porter & More
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2015

Today, Tony winning composer Jason Robert Brown has shared for the first time the original demo recording of the opening sequence of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, featuring Andrea Burns, Billy Porter, and Brian d'Arcy James. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center to Present Jason Robert Brown's 13Redhouse Arts Center to Present Jason Robert Brown's 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Red House Arts Center presents 13: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, playing in its MainStage theatre from July 30th through August 8th. In this production, following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. 13: the Musical focuses on the fun-filled adventure of navigating through a world of cool kids & nerds, jocks & cheerleaders, first kisses & heartbreak. Will Evan come to understand how to survive the school year, not to mention, the rest of his life?  (more...)

The Human Race's Festival of New Works Set for Next Month; Lineup AnnouncedThe Human Race's Festival of New Works Set for Next Month; Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

This August, The Human Race Theatre Company begins a new chapter in its commitment to the development of new theatre with its first-ever Festival of New Works. This new festival combines the efforts of The Race's Musical Theatre Workshops and its Marsha Hanna New Plays Workshops into a unified program. 'It allows us to showcase what we do-musicals and plays-at one time of year,' says Human Race President and Artistic Director Kevin Moore. 'It's a better use of our resources and personnel. Plus, it creates a greater, more diverse experience for our audiences.' The 2015 Festival of New Works presents a collection of readings of five scripts-three plays and two musicals-by local, national and international writers. Readings will be held in the 60-seat Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center of The Human Race and The 212-seat Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton. (more...)

Panic! Productions Brings 13 to El Portal Theatre This WeekendPanic! Productions Brings 13 to El Portal Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

After a sold-out initial run in Thousand Oaks, Panic! Productions is bringing its hit production of Jason Robert Brown's musical '13' to the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood for two performances, today and tomorrow, May 8 and 9. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Jason Robert Brown on THE LAST FIVE YEARS, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, PARADE, 13 and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYBWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Jason Robert Brown on THE LAST FIVE YEARS, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, PARADE, 13 and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Pat Cerasaro - May 5, 2015

Today, we begin the 5 SONGS BY... series with multiple Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and orchestrator Jason Robert Brown who discusses his work on the fan favorite two-character musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS which was recently translated into a successful movie musical iteration earlier this year and is now available on DVD and Blu-ray as well as comments on selections from his stage musicals SONGS FROM A NEW WORLD, PARADE, 13 and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Robert Brown Composes Music for Disney-Spoofing Bra CommercialVIDEO: Jason Robert Brown Composes Music for Disney-Spoofing Bra Commercial
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

In the latest two-minute CGI campaign to sell bras, Swiss underwear and lingerie manufacturer Triumph created a parody of beloved Disney musicals, with a little help from Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

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