VIDEO: On This Day, June 20 - Happy Birthday, Jason Robert Brown!VIDEO: On This Day, June 20 - Happy Birthday, Jason Robert Brown!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 20, 2019

On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer, Jason Robert Brown! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 6/20: Todrick Hall in WAITRESS, and More!Wake Up With BWW 6/20: Todrick Hall in WAITRESS, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 20, 2019

Today's top stories: Todrick Hall in Waitress, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Robert Brown Reflects on His Music, Working with Lauren Kennedy, and More in Advance of Theatre Raleigh's Upcoming ConcertBWW Interview: Jason Robert Brown Reflects on His Music, Working with Lauren Kennedy, and More in Advance of Theatre Raleigh's Upcoming Concert
by Lauren Van Hemert - Apr 22, 2019

Jason Robert Brown has been hailed as one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters. In fact, The Chicago Tribune referred to his work as 'extraordinary, jubilant theater music.' But Brown, who wrote the book and score for THE LAST FIVE YEARS and the music and lyrics for the stage adaptation of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, as well as the music and lyrics for PARADE for which he won the 1999 Tony Award, isn't one to pontificate. In fact, he says, it's all about looking ahead. 'I think I'm just running forward,' he says. 'There's more work to do.' (more...)

Portland Stage Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS By Jason Robert BrownPortland Stage Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS By Jason Robert Brown
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Portland Stage presents The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown April 30 through May 19. This hit musical by Tony Award-winning lyricist Jason Robert Brown deconstructs a love affair and marriage between an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress over five years. Told almost entirely through song, this piece moves backward and forward through time weaving the beginning and end of a love affair. (more...)

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Cast Recording is Released TodaySONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Cast Recording is Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Jason Robert Brown's landmark musical Songs for a New World (New York City Center 2018 Encores! Off-Center Cast Recording) is released today, Friday, January 25, in streaming and digital formats, in addition to a two-CD set. This is the show's first recording since the world premiere album over 20 years ago. In the ensuing years, these songs have become staples of contemporary musical theater, including the modern standard "Stars and the Moon." The CD package includes a 12-page booklet with production photos and a note from Jason Robert Brown. To order the album, please visit: ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/songsforanewworld (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE Musical Will Get NYC Reading in FebruaryJason Robert Brown's FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE Musical Will Get NYC Reading in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Jason Robert Brown's next big musical project is on its way to the stage!According to an Equity casting notice, his adaptation of the 1993 film Farewell My Concubine will get a staged reading February 11-15. The project, which features a book by Kenneth Lin, will receive direction by Moises Kaufman and musical direction by Thomas Murray. (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Host MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Reunion in JanuaryNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Host MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Reunion in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

After opening night, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along closed after just 16 performances, ending an epic era of Harold Prince/Sondheim collaborations that changed Broadway forever.  It was a short run, but a beloved cult classic was born. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's HOW WE REACT AND HOW WE RECOVER is Available in Stores NowJason Robert Brown's HOW WE REACT AND HOW WE RECOVER is Available in Stores Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the release of How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, on physical CD online and in stores today, Friday, September 28. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 19, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25thSilver Anniversary at the theatre) in association with T&D Productions, LLC are thrilled to present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original "Janis" starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

Original 'Janis' Mary Bridget Davies Returns to the Lead Role in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at La MiradaOriginal 'Janis' Mary Bridget Davies Returns to the Lead Role in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment in association with T&D Productions, LLC present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original 'Janis' starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan and Jason Robert Brown to Team Up for Concert at SubCulture NYCJeremy Jordan and Jason Robert Brown to Team Up for Concert at SubCulture NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

It was announced tonight that composer Jason Robert Brown and Broadway and TV star Jeremy Jordan will team up for a performance at SubCulture NYC on September 17th! Tickets and information can be found here. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Jason Robert BrownExclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Jason Robert Brown
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Will Workshop New Musical THE CONNECTOR at Princeton This FallJason Robert Brown Will Workshop New Musical THE CONNECTOR at Princeton This Fall
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 2, 2018

Composer Jason Robert Brown, best known for The Last Five Years and The Bridges of Madison County, will be workshopping a new musical called The Connector at Princeton University this fall. (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Reveals The Remarkable Artistic Maturity of a Young Jason Robert BrownBWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Reveals The Remarkable Artistic Maturity of a Young Jason Robert Brown
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2018

Jason Robert Brown was just 25 years old when his SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD took the stage of Off-Broadway's intimate WPA Theatre. As he played piano and led the handful of musicians in director Daisy Prince's production, a quartet of actors who all had big things ahead of them (Brooks Ashmanskas, Andrea Burns, Jessica Molaskey and Billy Porter) revealed the vivid collection of complex and approachable emotions expressed by the extraordinarily relatable collection of characters created by this young man's music and lyrics. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Barbara Walsh, Alex Brightman and More Added to Vassar's Powerhouse SeasonKate Shindle, Barbara Walsh, Alex Brightman and More Added to Vassar's Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced additional casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through Sunday, July 29. (more...)

New Album by Jason Robert Brown To Be Released This MonthNew Album by Jason Robert Brown To Be Released This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

How We React and How We Recover, the new album from three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, will be released by Ghostlight Records this month. His first solo recording in over a decade is a politically-charged, far-reaching rumination on love, family and music. The album will be available in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 29, with a physical CD planned for later this year. The release will coincide with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production of Brown's landmark New York debut show Songs for a New World, which runs from June 27-30. (more...)

Brief 6/20: GIRLS AND BOYS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway, and More!Brief 6/20: GIRLS AND BOYS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Girls and Boys, starring Carey Mulligan, opens tonight off-Broadway, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Vassar & New York Stage and Film Gears Up for Powerhouse Season!Photo Flash: Vassar & New York Stage and Film Gears Up for Powerhouse Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Vassar & New York Stage and Film will soon present the 34th Powerhouse Season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions, workshop presentations, and readings of new plays and musicals in progress. (more...)

La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Presents Disney's NEWSIESLa Mirada & McCoy Rigby Presents Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to 'Seize the Day' as they present the fifth and final show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40thanniversary of the iconic theatre) with Disney's NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed and choreographed by Richard J. Hinds. NEWSIES will preview on Friday, June 1, 2018 (with a press opening today, June 2 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, June 24, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

La Mirada & McCoy Rigby Presents Disney's NEWSIESLa Mirada & McCoy Rigby Presents Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to 'Seize the Day' as they present the fifth and final show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40thanniversary of the iconic theatre) with Disney's NEWSIES, book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed and choreographed by Richard J. Hinds. NEWSIES will preview today, June 1, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 2 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, June 24, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

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