T. Michelle Murphy interviewed me for a Valentine’s Day article in Metro New York, and here’s how it went down. JASON ROBERT BROWN SHARES SOME WISDOM ABOUT LOVE by T. Michelle Murphy, February 10, 2014 Jason Robert Brown rose to acclaim largely thanks to his nuanced and truthful inspections of love between complicated, realistic couples. “The Last Five Years” mourns a marriage gone astray, while some of the medleys from “Songs for a New World” look at what happens to love when it’s compacted into a moment of truth. We spoke to the musician just before the opening of hisRead More »
SIRIUS XM TO PREMIERE JASON ROBERT BROWN’S SONG “A MILLION MILES” FROM THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY ON FEBRUARY 6, 2014 The producers of The Bridges of Madison County are pleased to announce “SIRIUSXM on Broadway” will debut the full version of “Before and After You/One Second & a Million Miles” by Jason Robert Brown. “SIRIUSXM On Broadway,” America’s only 24-7 radio channel dedicated to the theatre, will premiere the track on channel 72 on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 6PM EST, introduced by host Seth Rudetsky. Morning listeners can also tune in Friday, February 7, 2014, at 9:30AM ESTRead More »
Lorne Manly’s profile in the New York Times Arts and Leisure section is on the NYT website, along with a wonderful video of the Bridges sitzprobe. You’ve Got Another Chance, Broadway Jason Robert Brown, Back in New York, With ‘Madison County’ by LORNE MANLY, Jan. 16, 2014 The composer Jason Robert Brown is never happier than when surrounded by musicians. Kibitzing with the string section, directing the percussionist to feather in the high-hat more softly, poking fun at his own orchestrations, Mr. Brown, 43, was in his element on a recent Thursday at a musical theater ritual known as theRead More »
Parade debuted fifteen years ago this month at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, and everything about my life changed because of it. In this clip, just posted to the Masterworks Broadway site, the director Harold Prince talks about the show, the score, and the original cast recording. I had no idea this interview existed until a friend alerted me to it on Facebook – I’m so moved hearing Hal talk about the show and the work we all did. It was a magical experience for me, and I’ll never stop trying to be worthy of Hal’s praise. Here’s the clip.
Thanks to Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press, who has named the Second Stage Theatre production of The Last Five Years as one of the ten best-in-theater of 2013. I am so proud of this production and so grateful for the way it has been received. Here’s what the AP writes: “The Last Five Years:” A revival of Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle about a troubled marriage was a highlight of Second Stage Theatre’s last season. But if you missed it, look out for a movie version soon with “Smash” star Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick from “Up in theRead More »