Monthly Archives: February 2010
As a followup to my previous sound blog, which was about an ill-fated collaboration with David Lindsay-Abaire, today I’ll focus on one of my collaborations with David that worked out very well indeed. After the original production of Parade closed in New York, I was in parlous financial straits and needed to get out of the city for a while to recover. An offer came to be the musical director of a show in Dallas directed by David Petrarca, with whom I’d worked a couple of times. While we were in the midst of rehearsals, I noticed that he carriedRead More »
In the “Good Things Coming To Those Who Wait” Dept.: I have been getting requests for “Music of Heaven” for thirteen years now, and I am delighted to say that you can now purchase the sheet music online at SheetMusicDirect.com, along with every other song of mine currently in print. Go forth! Enjoy! Click here to go to SheetMusicDirect.com’s Jason Robert Brown feature page! And check out my new WonderPets episode starting Friday morning! What’s gonna work? Jason Robert Brown
You’re agonizing over how to spend Valentine’s Day. You don’t want to spend a lot of money, everything seems clichéd or phony, but you do like the idea of celebrating the day with the person you love; or maybe you’re alone and you hate all these punks who go around “celebrating” their stupid relationships. Either way, have I got the perfect event for you. The University of Notre Dame is presenting Parade this weekend at Washington Hall, and either you can go and appreciate the beautiful love story at the center of the show, or you can go and enjoyRead More »
I’m standing at a blackboard on which I’ve drawn a staff. Give me a key!, I shout. Someone yells “D Major!” I write two sharps on the staff. Okay, what time signature are we in? “4/4, Common time.” What’s the feel? Several conversations begin at once. Finally, a voice emerges: “Disco!” Got it. I mark out four measures on the staff, and then scribble in a melody. All right, there’s the first phrase of a cheesy melody. Now we need another phrase that answers it. Who’s got it? A couple of hands go up. One guy sings some random notesRead More »
A new JRB-written episode of the hit Nickelodeon series “The Wonder Pets” premieres on Friday, February 12 at 10:00 am. Jason Robert Brown provides music and lyrics for Linny, Tuck and Ming-Ming on a special Valentine’s Day episode. Check the listing here, and tune in! This episode is also already available on a new DVD called “Nick Jr Favorites – We Love Our Friends” which is reviewed here and is available at Amazon.com now!