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“BRIDGES” SHEET MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!

9/6/14

The fine folks at SheetMusicDirect.com have made 14 songs from The Bridges of Madison County available for immediate digital download. All the songs have been arranged and edited by me for solo performances and audition use, with new shiny piano arrangements that I created just for this folio.  Click on the links below and you’ll go right to the SheetMusicDirect page for that particular song. To Build A Home Temporarily Lost What Do You Call A Man Like That? Another Life Wondering Look At Me The World Inside a Frame Something From A Dream Falling Into You Almost Real BeforeRead More »

JRB ON YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

8/27/14

Kaufman and Hart’s wonderful comedy You Can’t Take It With You won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937 and has been a staple of theaters all across America ever since.  A new production started previews tonight on Broadway, starring James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Ashley and Kristine Nielsen, and I was lucky enough to write the incidental music. Ted Sod interviewed me about my score for the play earlier this month for the Roundabout Theatre Company blog, so now you can read all about my history with the Vanderhof clan, including the rather surprising role that I played in aRead More »

SET LIST: JRB & SHOSHANA BEAN AT SUBCULTURE 8/4/14

8/5/14

About a year ago, Marc and Steven Kaplan opened a new venue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan called SubCulture, and it’s exactly the kind of room I love to play – 150 seats, beautiful Steinway piano, great sound system, no drink minimum.  So when Shoshana Bean called me last month to tell me that she was going to be in New York for a very short time but wanted to do a concert with me, I called over there and was so lucky to find a night when the club was available and Sho and I could bothRead More »

COMING SOON, I PROMISE

7/28/14

There’s a long, long boring story about why the Bridges of Madison County vocal selections haven’t come out yet, but this photo documents what we all hope are the final stages of preparation: the last round of proofs! Hang in there, folks! And buy your tickets for August 4 at SubCulture right here! We’re almost sold out! J.

VIDEO: JRB & STEPHANIE BLOCK AT THE VULTURE FESTIVAL

7/15/14

Jesse Green invited me to do a live interview with him at this year’s Inaugural Vulture Festival sponsored by New York Magazine. He also asked if I would bring along an additional singer, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get to know Stephanie J. Block, who I’ve seen do such amazing work for many years although we’ve never gotten to work together. Thankfully, Stephanie was not only available, but she agreed to learn five songs she’d never sung before, and to learn them in the space of less than a week! This video comprises most of the conversationRead More »