Posted on January 30, 2007 at 1:31 pm

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Well. It’s been a while. Um. How about those Cardinals? Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! Best wishes for 2007! Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.!

All right, that about catches us up.

I actually had to Google “world series” to find out it was the Cardinals. You might think that’s pathetic, but I’m not as clueless about pop culture as I used to be. I know who Taylor Hicks is! (He’s Clay Aiken’s boyfriend, duh.)

The point is, I know I haven’t written you in a long time. Things have been a little crazy out here in Los Angeles. “13,” my new musical, opened on January 7 to some wonderful reviews, and the show’s been selling out. A lot of folks have been writing and asking when the CD is coming out, and I hope to have some information about all of that by the end of the run. Unless, as always, someone wants to donate seventy-five thousand dollars to the cause now, in which case, we’ll get right on it.

Meanwhile, I have just a few things to tell you about. First off, as many of you know, I’ll be performing at the Allen Room at the Time Warner Center in New York City as part of the American Songbook Series on Friday, February 9 at 8:30 pm. It’s gonna be quite an evening: me, the Caucasian Rhythm Kings, the Juilliard Choral Union (conducted by Judith Clurman), and two unbelievable guest singers, Rozz Morehead and Tony nominee Laura Benanti! Can you get over that? It’s ridiculous.

Apparently, the concert’s been sold out for a while, but you can always call and ask. More info on my website.

But if you can’t get in to Lincoln Center, fear not; I’ll be coming to Birdland for a whole week in April with more new songs, more great singers, and more gray hairs.

And then, my last fun piece of news is that I’ll be conducting and performing in a very special production of “Songs for a New World,” produced by the too-groovy-for-words Signature Theater in Washington D.C. The Caucasian Rhythm Kings and I are thrilled to be part of this series at Strathmore, May 16 and 17. (Yes, it’s a Wednesday and a Thursday night, I have no idea why.) Wanna know more? Check out that website.

Hopefully, I’ll have more cool news soon about “13,” “Honeymoon In Vegas,” a whole bunch of new concerts in L.A. and S.F., and … a very high-profile production of “Parade.” But I can’t tell you about any of that yet! Sorry, I’m such a tease.

That’s all for now. For all the new subscribers, welcome! And for all the old subscribers, well, you’re not such an exclusive club anymore. But I’m delighted that you’re all on board, and I hope to see you all, live and in person, soon!

A più tardi,
Jason Robert Brown