Songs for a New World

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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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
With The Bay at Nice currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the European premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 12 July, and runs until 14 September. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier today - 7 May, with public booking on 13 May at 9am.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother).
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Billy Porter has been making his rounds of red carpets lately, and dropping jaws everywhere he goes. From the Met Gala to the Golden Globes, people have been loving to talk about the actor's over the top outfits.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
MainStage Irving-Las Colinas has announced their 2019-2020 season to be produced at their award-winning theatre in the heart of the metroplex located at Irving Arts Center (3333 N MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX). This season is to be presented from September 2019 to August 2020 including five main-stage productions plus two special season add-ons.
by Sarah Hookey - May 2, 2019
Fresh off a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Variety Act, Musical Comedian on the rise, Anesti Danelis, returns to the Toronto Fringe with Six Frets Under premiering at The Tranzac Club Tiki Room for 10 performances July 3 - 14, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
With Orpheus Descending opening at the theatre, and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Jenna Russell will lead the company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Voting is open and continues for the BroadwayWorld Theater Fans' Choice Awards! Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presented the 2019 installment of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring works by new/emerging/outstanding musical theatre writersAmanda D'Archangelis & Sami Horneff, Julian Hornik, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, and Madeline Myers. In addition to these six writers, this year's NEO of the Future program showcased two songs by writers who are currently undergraduate students: Sarah Kaufman, a senior at CAP21/Molloy College, and Caleb Smith, a junior at Penn State.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, has announced, today, Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina of The Skivvies will host, with their clothes on, the 2019 installment of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring works by new/emerging/outstanding musical theatre writers Amanda D'Archangelis & Sami Horneff, Julian Hornik, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, and Madeline Myers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Broadway Advocacy Coalition? announces its first quarterly Community Gathering, to be held on April 1st, 2019 at 7:00pm in the lobby of Signature Theater.
by Kristen Price - Mar 25, 2019
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by Fiona Scott - Mar 25, 2019
Multi-award winning composer, lyricist and playwright Jason Robert Brown is the man behind the well-loved scores of Songs for a New World, Parade, The Bridges of Madison County and more. He will perform his music in concert at the Theatre Royal Haymarket later this month featuring West End stars Rachel Tucker, Tyrone Huntley and Carrie Hope Fletcher as special guests. Jason spoke to Broadway World about the upcoming show:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces a concert featuring three-time Tony Award  winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County) and 2018 Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Wicked, Dogfight) on April 18, 2019 in the Eisenhower Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, gives a concert entitled Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen, today, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, joined by acclaimed vocalists Mykal Kilgore, Storm Large, Ashley Park, and Ryan Silverman. The orchestra performs iconic songs from beloved movies include 'Over the Rainbow' from The Wizard of Oz, 'Moon River' from Breakfast at Tiffany's, 'The Way We Were' from The Way We Were, and 'Footloose' from Footloose.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces A Star is Born: The Concert, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. The show features a number of Broadway' finest singers, from shows such as Cats, Crazy for You, Aida, and more. Bay Street audiences will remember director/performer Scott Coulter from Music Monday's Stephen Schwartz & Friends and the 8-Track Memories concert. 
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019
Everyone at Radio City Music Hall for this year's Tony Awards was given a special treat as Billy Porter was coaxed into singing 'Rose's Turn' in karaoke during one of the ceremony's commercial breaks! Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Tony Award winner Billy Porter recently attended the Season Two premiere of his FX television series Pose and worked the red carpet in true Billy Porter fashion. Check out the video to get a peek!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
New York City's premier cabaret highlighting the talents of transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming performers returns to The Duplex to celebrate World Pride on Saturday, June 22nd at 9:30pm. The show is directed by Donnie Cianciotto, with Musical Direction by Anessa Marie and. Cianciotto will also serve as the emcee of the evening.
by DC Felton - Jun 4, 2019
Coming into downtown Des Moines on June 3, I saw a parade of students in black heading towards the heart of downtown. Where were these students going? They were heading to the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines for the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards Showcase. An event that brings talented students from all corners of the state to celebrate the musicals they had put on through the year.
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2019
Billy Porter, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of FX Network's 'Pose,' closed the World Pride opening ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Dave D'aranjo presents Open This Pit Up!, a 35th B'day B'way Extravaganza Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 9:30pm at Feinstein's54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.
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!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 20, 2019
Today's top stories: Todrick Hall in Waitress, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Colorado Theatre Guild's 14th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, located at 10075 Commons St. Lone Tree, CO 80124. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a catered reception at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Tickets are $35 for CTG members, $40 non-members or $50 at the door. Tickets go on sale Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 1:00PM MDT through the Lone Tree Arts Center website at www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or by calling the box office at 720-509-1000.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Huntington Theatre Company announced today that tickets to The Purists are now on sale to the general public. The world premiere play, directed by Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, 'Pose' on FX), will begin performances at the South EndCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Friday, August 30, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Anne Kauffman today announced casting for the production of Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2019
James Corden is back hosting his talk show, fresh off hosting the 2019 Tony Awards the night before. Corden decided to share a special moment during a commercial break when he asked Billy Porter to sing some karaoke -- and Billy absolutely crushes 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' from the Broadway classic Gypsy.
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019
Billy Porter stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday to talk about his iconic award show outfits, including the one he wore last night to the 2019 Tony Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, November 5-16.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Patrick Barlow's witty mystery play The 39 Steps from July 5 through July 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This award winning comic thriller adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered on Broadway in 2008. The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier (United Kingdom); Helpmann (Austraila); Moliere (France) and Tony Awards. The play garnered the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy; the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production; and the 2009 Moliere Award for Best Comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Stomping Ground Theatre Co., based in New York, will be making its St. Louis stage debut with a new musical revue with music and lyrics by Brett Kristofferson, entitled THIS VERY MOMEMT! The show will be presented August 2nd and 3rd at 8:00pm at Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wydown Boulevard.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
After several weeks of a nationwide search, Garden Theatre has selected Joseph C. Walsh to be the new Artistic Director. Mr. Walsh will move from his home in Massachusetts to join the Garden Theatre team and will begin his role as Artistic Director this June.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Broadway's pit orchestra musicians are some of the most passionate, hardworking, and talented people around! In his first NYC show as band leader this Saturday, April 27th, bassist Dave D'aranjo will curate a high-energy, groovy evening of Contemporary Musical Theater at The Green Room 42, featuring fourteen incredible performers; rising stars from both on - and below - the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced that the Award-winning Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre.
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 20, 2019
The future of musical theater is looking pretty bright.
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.
by Michael Quintos - Apr 15, 2019
If you were fortunate enough to be one of the many who caught the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN during its Southern California stops at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre or, more recently, at O.C.'s Segerstrom Center of the Arts this past January, then you, no doubt, would remember Broadway veteran Aaron Lazar, the handsome and very talented man tasked with the role of Larry Murphy, the distant but distraught father to a suicidal teenager. The role has earned him much-deserved universal praise, not only for such a thoughtful, searing acting performance but also for his obvious singing prowess. Those powerful pipes were on full display this past weekend, where Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center once again played host to Lazar, this time for a splendid solo cabaret set entitled BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD that entertained audiences for three nightly performances, April 11-13.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
New York City's premier cabaret highlighting the talents of transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming performers returns to The Duplex with the all new show, 'Make 'Em Laugh', for it's 8th performance at The Duplex on Saturday, April 27th at 6:30pm. The show is directed by Donnie Cianciotto, with Musical Direction by Anessa Marie. Cianciotto will also serve as the emcee for the evening.
by Caroline Cronin - Apr 1, 2019
Jason Robert Brown's annual pilgrimage to the UK culminated this year in an intimate concert at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, launching its 'Sunday Encounters' residencies. Known for his penchant for writing a rather lengthy tune, Brown kept this show to a timely 130 minutes…which left his audience desperate for more.
by Herbert Paine - Apr 1, 2019
There's something for everyone in the Phoenix region's growing and robust world of theatre - from upstart to established companies, from black box to dinner theatre and theatre-in-the-round, from edgy and provocative to classics and family-friendly shows, from Broadway-inspired musicals to comedy and drama. Nonprofit theatre companies are leading the way in ensuring that Valley of the Sun audiences have as vital and diverse a selection of quality offerings as possible.