Posted on October 8, 2007 at 8:43 am
Man oh man, it’s nice to be home.
Don’t get me wrong, I had a tremendous time in London. The Caucasian Rhythm Kings and I did a sell-out concert at the South Bank Centre with three unbelievably talented guest singers; I taught five masterclasses at the best drama schools in England and got to work with some truly gifted actors and singers; and of course, Parade opened in a glorious new production at the Donmar Warehouse to some very satisfying reviews.
All that said, between 13 at the Taper, Songs for a New World at Strathmore, the reading of Honeymoon In Vegas in New York, two months in London with Parade and all of my other concerts this year, I need a little break.
So this newsletter is maybe not the most newsy thing I’ve ever sent. Basically, I’ve got lots of writing to do (revisions for 13, changes on Honeymoon In Vegas, new songs for my next solo album) and I miss my house, so I’m not leaving Los Angeles much until Thanksgiving.
One thing I couldn’t turn down was an opportunity to work with my friend John Pizzarelli, conducting the Syracuse Symphony in a tribute to Sinatra. (I’ll also be singing a song, if you can imagine.) It’s gonna be a truly swingin’ gig, and John puts on a hell of a show, so if you’re in Syracuse next weekend – and where else would you be? – come on down and check it out. Details on the London reviews are on the website, as well as a new blog entry detailing all the changes we made for the Donmar production, so go to JasonRobertBrown.com for all the excitement.
And hopefully next month’s newsletter will have some more actual news in it. But I’m not promising anything. We celebrated my daughter’s second birthday today, and I can’t think of anything I could do that sounds better than that.
Jason Robert Brown