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Songs for a New World - 1995 - Off-Off-Broadway

a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3341"Jason Robert Brown/a

says, "it's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having

to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back." These

are the stories and characters of today, the strongSONGS FOR A NEW WORLD/strong.brbra href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3341"Brown/a

transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to

a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of

characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball

is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich

nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. brbrWith a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today?s popular music, strongSONGS FOR A NEW WORLD/strong is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.

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WPA Theater

(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020
Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess have released a new cover of 'I'd Give It All For You' from Songs For a New World!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Not even a global pandemic can shut down the power of music. In the face of COVID-19, Seattle Opera and other arts groups are finding creative new ways to perform. This week, Seattle Opera announced its new recital series, Songs of Summer, which will bring beloved singers to a new stagea?"your phone, tablet, or computer screen. Beginning weekly on May 28, recitals will be available to stream on Seattle Opera's website, Facebook, and YouTube.  
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Out of the Box Theatrics has announced ​Past and Present ​- a new virtual series highlighting previous OOTB productions while looking toward the future.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2020
On June 3rd, 2020, at 8pm EDT, five Latinx Broadway sensations will unite 'separately' to premiere a new, bilingual version of The New World as part of the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe's 'Art Is Not Canceled Night of Special Performances.'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Eight genre- and format-spanning pieces are among the works being developed by a diverse array of theatremakers at the 2020 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2020
The new streaming service Quibi has officially renewed Dishmantled, a new cooking competition show hosted by Tituss Burgess!
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020
Below, watch as Jason Robert Brown and company perform his new song, 'In the Time Of,' dedicated to musicians who lost their lives to COVID-19. Donate to the Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund at https://erf.local802afm.org
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Billy Porter took to Instagram to issue a fashion challenge to his followers with the instructions: Be creative!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Billy Porter will voice the character of Desmond on tonight's episode of The Simpson's!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
Jason Robert Brown took to Twitter to announce the release of the women edition 'JRB Plays JRB' which features the composer playing accompaniments to his own songs.
by Adrienne Proctor - Mar 18, 2020
The GOING DARK Series continues with three more UCO performing arts students. Their take on the impact of COVID-19 and the response of theatres around the world to postpone and cancel all shows for the foreseeable future is here in an honest and unfiltered interview. These are the human stories behind COVID-19. This is GOING DARK.
by Adrienne Proctor - Mar 17, 2020
An artistic director, a professional actor/singer, and a musical theatre performance student give their take on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it's impacting the performing arts. Their stories are unique, yet similar. They've all faced cancelled shows, seasons, and auditions. These are the real stories behind the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is GOING DARK.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
NO LIMITS, an exciting, brand-new song-cycle by Sam Thomas featuring a stellar cast will run in the Studio at The Other Palace from Monday 20th April - Sunday 26th April.
by Student Blogger: Annie Coulson - Jun 8, 2020
Sunday should've been the 2020 Tony Awards, Broadway Christmas. The world, and Broadway, have stood still since early March. Broadway is at intermission right now, it will come back, we just need to wait.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including NaTasha Yvette Williams, Jelani Alladin, Josh Gad, Rob McClure, Nikki M. James, and more!
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2020
Need some musical inspiration to make it through the day? This new take on a Jason Robert Brown song might do the trick. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Broadway and television star, Billy Porter, took to social media tonight to deliver a lengthy and impassioned address to America amidst the widespread protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd.  
by Ben Rimalower - Jun 29, 2020
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Broadway star Andréa Burns about the Tony-winning musical 'In the Heights,' in which she originated the iconic role of Daniela. And in celebration fo the release of Hamilton on Disney+ (July 3), they also discuss the mega-hit musical and its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Andréa has appeared in beloved shows such as 'Songs for a New World,' 'The Nance,' 'The Ritz,' and 'On Your Feet.' She is also currently the Monday guest host on Seth Rudetsky's acclaimed YouTube series 'Stars in the House.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Theater for the New City (TNC), in its 50th season, joins the LGBT community, family and friends in celebrating the 51st anniversary of Stonewall and the 50th anniversary of LGBT Pride.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2020
Today's top stories: check out the full list of winners for the Drama Desk Awards, Broadway stars will #KeepSharingTheMic today, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2020
Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Liz Callaway, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, the cast of Company, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Billy Porter has released the music video for his single 'For What It's Worth.' Paying homage to the protests against police brutality happening across the country, the video is entirely made up of footage from the demonstrations. 
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2020
A group of stars have performed a new virtual cover of The New World from Jason Robert Brown's Songs For a New World.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Millennial Theatre Company will produce a digital production of Songs For a New World this fall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2020
Kick off the holiday weekend with fifty of our favorite patriotic showtunes. From musicals about American history like Ragtime and Hamilton, to American anthems that come straight from the Broadway stage. Get ready to party like it's 1776!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2020
This weekend (July 25-26) in live streaming: Broadway gathers to support Joe Biden, Megan Hilty sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by Caroline Cronin - Jul 24, 2020
Jason Robert Brown has gifted the world with immeasurable talent through his flair for theatrical compositions with a pop/rock bent and broad vocal ranges. The UK has been gifted with a wealth of JRB productions over the years - most recently an inspired lockdown performance of The Last Five Years, and before that a stunning Menier Chocolate Factory production of Bridges of Madison County.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Today (July 24) in live streaming: Megan Hilty visits Backstage Live, Sierra Boggess returns to Stars in the House, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
NAGLY (the North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ+ Youth) and MassOpera are partnering to present A NAGLY Virtual Cabaret on Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 PM via NAGLY's YouTube and Facebook pages.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
A virtual production will be streamed of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World, filmed entirely in isolation, beginning tonight, July 23!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Today (July 23) in live streaming: a Cinderella Reunion, the Fame gang is back together, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Second Stage Theater has confirmed two plays for its Broadway home, The Hayes Theater, as well as one play for its off-Broadway home, The Tony Kiser Theater, for its upcoming 42nd Season in 2021. An additional off-Broadway production will be announced in the coming months.
by Student Blogger: Torie Brown - Jul 21, 2020
As of today, it has been four months since I have sat in a theatre and witnessed a live theatre production, four months since I have worked on a live theatre production, and around four months since the last time anyone has stepped on a New York Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with Andréa Mondays! Watch as guest Host Andréa Burns welcomes R.Evolución Latina founder, Luis Salgado. R.Evolución Latina is an organization that activates individual and collective human growth through artistic experiences for transformation and social change. A revolution of evolution, Making a difference through the Arts.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 2, 2020
Today's top stories: read the reviews for Hamilton on Disney+, a virtual production of Songs For a New World has been announced starring Rachel John, Ramin Karimloo, Cedric Neal, and Rachel Tucker, and more!
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2020
Billy Porter performed a live virtual rendition of a?oeFinally Readya?? for the NYC Pride 2020 TV special. 
by Caroline Cronin - Jul 14, 2020
Fans of Jason Robert Brown will be embracing the opportunity to witness a fresh production of Songs From A New World. It was last performed in the UK way back in 2015 - when The Other Palace was known as St James Theatre - and had an impressive cast of Jenna Russell, Cynthia Erivo, Dean John Wilson and Damian Humbley. Songs For A New World is Brown's first musical, and Lambert Jackson Productions is bringing it back to the masses with a new isolated production starring Rachel John, Cedric Neal, Rachel Tucker and Ramin Karimloo.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
Shoshana Bean (Waitress, Songs for a New World, Wicked, Hairspray) will join Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, Smokey Joe's Cafe) on his upcoming album, Broadway Soul Vol. 2. The concept album arranged and produced remotely, will also feature Blaine Alden Krauss (Hamilton, The Cher Show) and Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Broadway and television star, Billy Porter, returned to social media today to follow-up on his moving remarks from last month.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
A virtual production will be streamed of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World, filmed entirely in isolation. Séimí Campbell directs Rachel John (Hamilton), Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of The Opera), Cedric Neal (Motown) and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with Guest Host Andréa Burns with guests Helen Hunt and Tracie Thoms.
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2020
The new streaming service Quibi has officially launched! One series airing on the platform is Dishmantled, a new cooking competition show hosted by Tituss Burgess! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Singer? Dancer? Actor? Musician? Comedian? Get ready for MTA's Virtual Zoom Talent Showcase for ALL AGES! Act should be limited to 3 minutes, and winner, determined by a random online generator, will receive a $50 MTA Gift Card to be used for any MTA offering such as tuition, tickets, or workshops!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Monumental Theatre Company has released a new video of, 'Hear [Our] Song.' 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Billy Porter has announced that his new single 'For What It's Worth' is now available!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020
L. Steven Taylor and Holly Ann Butler performed a Rent parody, called 'The Tango Quarantine.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
NO LIMITS, an exciting, brand-new song-cycle by Sam Thomas featuring a stellar cast, will run in the Studio at The Other Palace from Monday 30th November - Saturday 5th December 2020.