The 2016 production of The Last Five Years at London’s St. James Theatre (now known as The Other Palace) was awarded the 2017 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production at Sunday night’s ceremony at London’s Palace Theatre. The acclaimed production was directed by JRB himself, with Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey starring, and Torquil Munro leading the orchestra. The Guardian article about the awards can be seen here.
JRB’s new song, “Hope,” written as a response to this year’s election and premiered at Kristin Chenoweth’s most recent concert on Broadway, is now available as digital sheet music at SheetMusicDirect.com. JRB recently performed the song at the Library of Congress, as well as on Jonathan Schwartz’s Christmas show on NPR. The song can be heard on JasonRobertBrown.com. Click here to purchase the sheet music to “Hope” on SheetMusicDirect.com.
Jason Robert Brown will be the featured guest at Kristin Chenoweth’s “A Love Letter to Broadway,” where he will perform a new song written today, the day after the 2016 Election. The song, “Hope,” is available on his website and below: HOPE I come to sing a song about hope. I’m not inspired much right now, but even so, I came out here to sing a song. So here I go. I guess I think That if I tinker long enough, one might appear. And look! It’s here. One verse is done. The work’s begun. I come to sing aRead More »
Tonight, September 19, Ariana Grande performs the broadcast premiere of “Jason’s Song (Gave It Away)” with the Roots and Jason Robert Brown on piano, in a live performance on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”, 11:30 PM EST on NBC! The album version of the track, produced by Jeffrey Lesser, is available on iTunes and the sheet music can be purchased at SheetMusicDirect.com.
Town Hall. September 12. 8 pm. Cynthia Erivo. Joshua Henry. The Last Five Years. A benefit for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. From The New York Times, August 11, 2016: CYNTHIA ERIVO AND JOSHUA HENRY TO STAR IN “LAST FIVE YEARS” BENEFIT by ERIK PIEPENBURG The big-voiced actress Cynthia Erivo has been called all kinds of goddess, from “a goddess of musical theater” to just plain “goddess,” by the theater god Lin-Manuel Miranda. But “shiksa goddess”? Not so much. Until now: On Sept. 12, Ms. Erivo, a Tony Award winner for her role in “The Color Purple,” willRead More »