Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Broadway Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown to Perform at Axelrod PAC Next Month

The performance is at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16.

Broadway Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown to Perform at Axelrod PAC Next Month

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents an afternoon with Broadway composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16. The three-time Tony Award-winner is best known for the musicals Parade and The Bridges of Madison County, the latter which had a star-studded run at the Axelrod in Spring 2022.

"For those who have been hesitant to return to the theater after COVID-19, now is your chance," said Axelrod Artistic Director Andrew DePrisco. "For all new and returning donors, this concert will be FREE as our way of thanking you for being a part of our mission to bring diverse, quality arts to Monmouth County!"

Brown is best known for his dazzling scores to some of the most renowned musicals of his generation and has been hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim" (Philadelphia Inquirer). The New York Times refers to him as "a leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American musical." Two of his Off-Broadway musicals, The Last Five Years and 13, were recently turned into films.

"I am thrilled to be bringing my music to the Axelrod," said Brown. "After last season's extraordinary production of The Bridges of Madison County, I feel certain that my work has a home in Deal."

Brown has created arrangements and orchestrations for Liza Minnelli, John Pizzarelli and Michael Feinstein, among others, and shared the mic with the likes of Ariana Grande, Shoshana Bean and Anika Noni Rose. His songs, including the cabaret standard Stars and the Moon, have been performed and recorded by Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter, Betty Buckley and Renée Fleming.

"I am especially excited to collaborate with my friend Mykal Kilgore, surely the most exciting vocalist I know, as is attested by his Grammy nomination!" said Brown. "We will be performing a mix of songs from my shows and albums, as well as several new pieces I am working on. I can't wait to share this work with the wonderful audiences at the Axelrod."

Brown was the musical arranger for Prince of Broadway, a celebration of the career of his mentor, Harold Prince. He contributed music and/or lyrics for the stage versions of Honeymoon in Vegas, Fuddy Meers, The Waverly Gallery and Mr. Saturday Night.

Tickets are $32-65 and are available by calling (732) 531-9106 ext. 14. For more information on VIP tickets, visit www.axelrodartscenter.com. The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is located at 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park, just five minutes from downtown Asbury Park, with plenty of free parking.



Placer Rep To Present A Holiday Variety Show Featuring Local Performing Artists  Photo
Actors, singers, comedians, writers and more will take the stage on December 7 at  Placer Repertory Theater's annual variety show with open mic that celebrates the  completion of Season 2022 on Wednesday, December 7th at Studio E in Lincoln. 

Entertain and Dine NJ  Style– Madison Edition Photo
We are happy to continue this series of articles highlighting a top entertainment venue and a local restaurant that you can visit.

Special Offer: JOY at George Street Playhouse Photo
Special Offer: Joy: The Musical - Erika Henningsen Stars!

Hudson Theatre Works Presents Its Annual 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Benefit Photo
Hudson Theatre Works presents its Annual 10 Minute Play Festival benefitting Hudson Theatre Works including new plays by John Patrick Shanley, Richard Vetere, Barbara Blatner, Joanne Hoersch, Zach Weed, Lenny Horst, and Sarah T. Schwab with Robert Funaro of the Sopranos.


More Hot Stories For You


Placer Rep To Present A Holiday Variety Show Featuring Local Performing Artists Placer Rep To Present A Holiday Variety Show Featuring Local Performing Artists 
November 25, 2022

Actors, singers, comedians, writers and more will take the stage on December 7 at  Placer Repertory Theater's annual variety show with open mic that celebrates the  completion of Season 2022 on Wednesday, December 7th at Studio E in Lincoln. 

Surflight's Presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 3-18Surflight's Presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 3-18
November 23, 2022

Surflight Theatre, after a terrific summer and fall season is now thrilled to be presenting the festive and beloved musical White Christmas from December 3-18th.  With spectacular tap dancing and a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean”, Count Your Blessings and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical perfect to bring joy in the Holiday Season.

Hudson Theatre Works Presents Its Annual 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL BenefitHudson Theatre Works Presents Its Annual 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Benefit
November 23, 2022

Hudson Theatre Works presents its Annual 10 Minute Play Festival benefitting Hudson Theatre Works including new plays by John Patrick Shanley, Richard Vetere, Barbara Blatner, Joanne Hoersch, Zach Weed, Lenny Horst, and Sarah T. Schwab with Robert Funaro of the Sopranos.

Visual Arts Center Of New Jersey Receives Multiple GrantsVisual Arts Center Of New Jersey Receives Multiple Grants
November 23, 2022

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) recently received multiple grant awards from several funders signifying VACNJ's continued commitment to empowering people to see, make, and learn about art. The grants awarded to the Art Center were:

Josh Canfield Joins Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater's THE NUTCRACKER ROCKS Beginning On December 2, 2022Josh Canfield Joins Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater's THE NUTCRACKER ROCKS Beginning On December 2, 2022
November 23, 2022

Josh Canfield, actor and former CBS Survivor contestant will reprise his role as Clara’s eccentric rocker Uncle Drosselmeyer in Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT)’s THE NUTCRACKER ROCKS! Canfield has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at A.R.T., in productions including the Tony Award-winning production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Doctor Zhivago and the touring Broadway production of Falsettos.