Posted on August 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Willkommen, bienvenue, hellobama!

It’s going to be a very exciting September – the Caucasian Rhythm Kings and I are crossing the pond to bring our phantasmagoric extravaganza to the benighted peasantry of Europe, with some amazing singers along for the ride!

First stop: HAMBURG! This will be my first time performing in Deutschland and I’m totally stoked. In addition to our intrepid trio, we’ve got four bona fide German musical theater stars singing along with us: PIA DOUWES, WILLEMIJN VERKAIK, VOLKAN BAYDARand ALEXANDER KLAWS! And there are more fantastic singers to come!

We’ll be at the TUI Operettenhaus on Monday, September 20 at 8:00 pm, and we’re gonna kick the spaetzle out of that place! Ticket info is right here!

After Germany, the Boys and I high-tail it to LONDON, ENGLAND, site of many of our previous triumphs! This time, there are several special differences:

1. It’s our first time performing in a real live West End theatre!
2. In addition to the trio, we’ve got a drummer and a horn section to make us extra-funky!
3. We’re dragging along the amazing ANIKA NONI ROSE for her debut in the UK!

It’s almost too much entertainment for one venue to bear, but we’re going to do our best. We’ve got TWO performances, September 24 & 25 at the Garrick Theatre at 8:00 pm.

Ticket information for our London engagement can be found by clicking hither. Can’t wait to make some musical magic on the Continent!

And while I have your attention, today marks the release of Stuart Matthew Price‘s debut album, All Things In Time. Stuart was the Young Soldier and Frankie Epps in the Donmar production of Parade three years ago, and since then, he’s been pulling together this wonderful album of new theater songs. Georgia and I produced three of the tracks, including a brand new song of mine (the title track), a gorgeous Shakespeare setting by Georgia, and Stuart’s magnificent opening number from Parade. You can find out more and pick up a copy by clicking this link to SimG Productions’ website, and I would be honored if you did!

Along the same lines, the thrillingly-voiced Kevin Odekirk has released a new CD called Unheard, featuring previously unsung musical theater songs, and two of them are mine (with me at the piano and conducting the band) – “I Take It Back” from the not-particularly-lamented Urban Cowboy, and “My Name Is Archie,” which was cut from 13 after the LA run. (And there’s a song of Georgia’s on this CD too!) You can pick up a copy of the CD at Amazon.com, and you’ll agree that between Stuart and Kevin, my songs are being very well-served on recordings this year!

That’s all for now, though there should be some great new sheet-music news coming soon. See you in Europe!

Auf wiedersehen, a bientôt, goodbiden!
Jason Robert Brown

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