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 »
She stars on Broadway. She stars on TV. But now she climbs to the pinnacle of show business success: On Monday, August 15, mega-talent Megan Hilty joins JRB and the whole gang of dingbats at SubCulture for a fantastic night of music, memories and melodrama. We’re really bringing out the big guns for the 18th concert in the JRB Residency: Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5, Smash) is ready to reduce the entire venue to splinters, collaborating with the Aspirationally Legendary Caucasian Rhythm Kings. Songs from JRB shows, songs from other people’s shows, and the usual collection of “What theRead More »
Hello my beloved Brownies! Yes, it’s hot. Yes, it’s humid. Yes, the Republican Convention. Yes, yes, yes to all of that misery BUT there is relief on the horizon! This Wednesday night, July 27, as part of my SubCulture residency, I’m sharing the stage with the amazing singer/songwriter/pianist/genius child Shaina Taub for an amazing show. If you’ve never heard Shaina do her thing, you have exquisite pleasures ahead of you. I first heard her only last year singing at the Lilly Awards and I’ve become a rabid fan. (And her new album is ALL THE THINGS. All of them.) I’mRead More »
I have been so torn, so overwhelmed about how to react to the terrible shootings in Orlando this week; I have felt helpless and hopeless and, in a strange way, imprisoned by inaction. When I mentioned this on Facebook, many of my friends wrote me to say that an artist can only respond to the world with his or her art, and that in fact it was my responsibility to continue speaking, continue singing, continue to give the people who listen some kind of words and music that would allow them to share that emotion together. In April, I premieredRead More »