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Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together Tomorrow

Chris Isaacson has announced that directly from the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles where he is conducting his Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County and directly off her European tour supporting her newest EP "Shadows to Light", 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). Live at Catalina Bar & Grill in the heart of Hollywood, CA.

Marking his first concert in Los Angeles in over three years and backed by his band, The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, Mr. Brown will perform tunes from his Award-winning musicals The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas and new songs from his forthcoming CD as well as classics from Songs for a New World, Parade, The Last 5 Years, 13 and more.

Tickets: $40 - $65, VIP Seating Available. Box Office (866) 468-3399 or online at www.TicketWeb.com.

Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Proudly presented by CHRIS ISAACSON PRESENTS

*Tickets purchased online receive priority seating.
*Single Entree or Drink minimums apply for all tickets

JASON ROBERT BROWN is the ultimate multi-hyphenate - an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer - best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including the recently revived "The Last Five Years", his debut song cycle "Songs for a New World", and the seminal "Parade", for which he won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score.

JASON ROBERT BROWN has been hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim" (Philadelphia Inquirer), and his "extraordinary, jubilant theater music" (Chicago Tribune) has been heard all over the world, whether in one of the hundreds of productions of his musicals every year or in his own incendiary live performances. The New York Times refers to Jason as "a leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American musical." "The Bridges of Madison County," a musical adapted with Marsha Norman from the bestselling novel, is currently running on Broadway, directed by Bartlett Sher and starring Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale. "Honeymoon In Vegas," based on Andrew Bergman's film, opens on Broadway later this year following a triumphant production at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. A film version of his epochal Off-Broadway musical "The Last Five Years" will be released later this year, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan and directed by Richard LaGravenese. His major musicals as composer and lyricist include: "13", written with Robert Horn and Dan Elish, which began its life in Los Angeles in 2007 and opened on Broadway in 2008 (and was subsequently directed by the composer for its West End premiere in 2012); "The Last Five Years", which was cited as one of Time Magazine's 10 Best of 2001 and won Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics (and was subsequently directed by the composer in its record-breaking Off-Broadway run at Second Stage Theatre in 2013); "Parade," written with Alfred Uhry and directed by Harold Prince, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre in 1998, and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Musical, as well as garnering Jason the Tony Award for Original Score; and "Songs for a New World," a theatrical song cycle directed by Daisy Prince, which played Off-Broadway in 1995, and has since been seen in hundreds of productions around the world. "Parade" was also the subject of a major revival directed by Rob Ashford, first at London's Donmar Warehouse and then at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. His orchestral adaptation of E.B. White's novel "The Trumpet of the Swan" premiered at the Kennedy Center with John Lithgow and the National Symphony Orchestra, and the CD was released on PS Classics. Future projects include a new chamber musical created with Daisy Prince and Jonathan Marc Sherman called "The Connector", an untitled new piece created with Claudia Shear and Casey Nicholaw, and a new solo album for release in 2015. Jason is the winner of the 2002 Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyrics and the 1996 Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Award for Musical Theatre. Jason's songs, including the cabaret standard "Stars and the Moon," have been performed and recorded by Audra McDonald, Billy Porter, Betty Buckley, Karen Akers, Renée Fleming, Philip Quast, Jon Hendricks and many others, and his song "Someone To Fall Back On" was featured in the Walden Media film, "Bandslam."

As a soloist or with his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, Jason has performed sold-out concerts around the world. His first solo album, "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes", was named one of Amazon.com's best of 2005, and is available from Sh-K-Boom Records. His collaboration with singer Lauren Kennedy, "Songs of Jason Robert Brown", is available on PS Classics. Jason's piano sonata, "Mr. Broadway" was commissioned and premiered by Anthony De Mare at Carnegie Hall. Jason is also the composer of the incidental music for David Lindsay-Abaire's "Kimberly Akimbo" and "Fuddy Meers," Marsha Norman's "Last Dance," David Marshall Grant's "Current Events," Kenneth Lonergan's "The Waverly Gallery," and the Irish Repertory Theater's production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," and he was a Tony Award nominee for his contributions to the score of "Urban Cowboy the Musical." He has also contributed music to the hit Nickelodeon television series, "The Wonder Pets." His scores are published by Hal Leonard. Jason currently teaches musical theater performance and composition at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

For the new musical "Prince of Broadway," a celebration of the career of Harold Prince, Jason will be serving as the musical supervisor and arranger. Other recent New York credits as conductor and arranger include "Urban Cowboy the Musical" on Broadway; Oliver Goldstick's play, "Dinah Was," directed by David Petrarca, at the Gramercy Theatre and on national tour; and William Finn's "A New Brain," directed by Graciela Daniele, at Lincoln Center Theater. Jason was the musical director of the pop vocal group, The Tonics, with whom he performed at the 1992 tribute to Stephen Sondheim at Carnegie Hall (recorded by RCA Victor); he was the conductor and orchestrator of Yoko Ono's musical, "New York Rock," at the WPA Theatre (on Capitol Records); and he orchestrated Andrew Lippa's "john and jen," Off-Broadway at Lamb's Theatre (Varese Sarabande). In 1994, Jason was the conductor and arranger of Michael John LaChiusa's "The Petrified Prince," directed by Harold Prince, at the Public Theatre. Additionally, Jason served as the orchestrator and arranger of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams's score for a proposed musical of "Star Wars." Jason also took over as musical director for the Off-Broadway hit "When Pigs Fly." Jason has conducted and created arrangements and orchestrations for Liza Minnelli, John Pizzarelli, Tovah Feldshuh, and Laurie Beechman, among many others.

Jason studied composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, and Joseph Schwantner. He lives with his wife, composer Georgia Stitt, and their daughters in New York City. Jason is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802 & 47. Visit him on the web at www.jasonrobertbrown.com.

SHOSHANA BEAN's independent solo releases have topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK in peak positions 5, 3 and #1 with the release of her latest EP Shadows to Light. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having debuted in the original cast of Hairspray and starred as the very first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked. Most recently she appeared in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical Beaches as CeeCee Bloom, and inked a deal with ABC Signature for a new musical pilot she co-created and for which she will compose the music. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe and performed alongside Brian McKnight, Bebe Winans and sang back up for Michael Jackson for his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. Shoshana arranged vocals for Jennifer Lopez's American Idol performance of "I Luh Ya Papi" and her music has been featured in television shows on NBC, MTV, Oxygen and Showtime.

ABOUT CHRIS ISAACSON AND THE "UPRIGHT CABARET" SERIES

This "young impresario" has created, produced and promoted over 450 events since forming his company in 2004.

From small clubs to major theatres, Isaacson has produced some of the most influential stars of his generation including Adam Lambert, Lea Michelle, Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Holliday, Molly Ringwald, Megan Hilty, Erich Bergen, Andy Grammer, Natasha Bedingfield, Belinda Carlisle, Taylor Dayne and Grammy Award winners Paula Cole, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes and more. CIP's concerts have been featured on Access Hollywood, Extra, KABC's On The Red Carpet, KTLA Morning News and in the Los Angeles Times and New York Post. Visit www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com

Tickets to the only Los Angeles show are available by calling the Box Office at (866) 468-3399 or online at www.TicketWeb.com



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