BWW Interview: The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre

BWW Interview:  The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD  Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre

Birmingham Festival Theatre is offering the popular musical "Songs for a New World" by Tony award winning writer and composer Jason Robert Brown. His other award winning works include "The Last Five Years", "Parade", and "Bridges of Madison County".

"Songs for a New World" is not a typical (Beginning -middle and end) linear musical. It is a collection of powerful songs that examines life, love and the choices that we make. Each song holds a theme of entering into a new world. Not just actual land. But a world of personal loss, love, faith, and struggle.

"Songs for a New World" unifying gift is how it shares similarities of the human heart and mind. Early in his career, Brown had written all of these songs to be used in various projects. After several years inspiration struck and Brown combined all the songs into this musical. Great art always finds a way to blossom with creative tenacity.

I was able to speak with some the cast to get their creative insight into giving life to this popular musical. Total run time of interview 14:20.

BWW Interview:  The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD  Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre
00:55 - Director Brandon Bruce

BWW Interview:  The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD  Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre
02:41 - Actress Sara James

BWW Interview:  The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD  Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre

05:47 - Actor Jalen Brown

BWW Interview:  The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD  Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre

07:30 - Musical Director John Allen Bankson

BWW Interview:  The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD  Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre

10:47 - Actress Leah Luker

BWW Interview:  The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD  Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre

12:50 - Actor Christopher Charleston


Songs of a New World by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Brandon Bruce

Musical Direction by John Allen Bankson

Birmingham Festival Theatre

1901 1/2 11th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35205

July 25th thru Aug 10th

Thurs - Sat 8pm / Sun matinee: 2:00

For tickets and more information: www.bftonline.org or (205) 933-2383




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