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Monthly Archives: May 2007

SFANW Strathmore preview: Broadway On The Pike (Washington DC Gazette, 5/9/07)


Chris Slattery’s article here. Broadway on the Pike Strathmore presents – and produces – “Songs for a New World” by Chris Slattery, staff writer It’s the arts world equivalent of the house on the block where all the kids like to play: the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Which is why the prolific Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown is planning to visit next week, along with a hand-picked Broadway ‘‘dream cast” and a group from the Arlington-based Signature Theatre, to perform his song cycle ‘‘Songs for a New World.” ‘‘This all happened in a roundabout way,” BrownRead More »

The JRB May ’07 Newsletter!


News, news, lots of news! I go to New York on Monday to start rehearsals for the big all-star Songs for a New World concert at Strathmore. Man, I’m excited about this. Alice came over this week and was rehearsing with me and holy cats, can that woman sing. Did you buy your tickets yet? Huh, did ya? Did ya? Huh? Closer to home, I’ve got a weekend of great concerts coming up. On June 8, I’ll be down in Rolling Hills, CA for a swingin’ night with the Caucasian Rhythm Kings and our special guest Jan Bunker. Then, theRead More »



The title of this entry is based on an entirely unjustified optimism that I’ll do one of these every month. Wagers are being taken. Marshman 21 wants to know: I was just wondering why you changed George Epps’s name to Frankie Epps for Parade? Simple, probably stupid question, but I thought that there was no harm in asking it. JRB say: A couple of people have asked me this over the years. It’s a logical question. We also changed the name of one of the police officers; his real name was Rogers, we changed it to Ivey. That was aRead More »