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Monthly Archives: November 1999

Millenium Approaches


InTheater asked a distinguished group of artists, producers, and critics to share their thoughts on theater at the turn of the millennium. Parade’s Harold Prince and Jason Robert Brown were among them. HAROLD PRINCE: Producing Results The Chelsea Theatre Center’s alliance with my office in producing the revised Candide in Brooklyn in 1973 was among the first successful marriages of not-for-profit and commercial theater. It was followed soon after by A Chorus Line. What was amazing in those days was how cynically such a marriage was viewed, particularly by the National Endowment for the Arts and the not-for-profit community. TimesRead More »

THE DRAMATIST 11/99: Interview with Jason Robert Brown


Interview for THE DRAMATIST magazine, November 1999 by Gregory Bossler Jason Robert Brown made his Broadway debut as a composer with Parade and received the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score. His first musical, Songs for a New World, debuted Off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre in 1995. For his work on that show and others in progress, Brown received the 1996 Gilman and Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theatre Award. He also has worked as arranger for William Finn’s A New Brain (Lincoln Center), as orchestrator for Andrew Lippa’s john and jen (Lamb’s) and Yoko Ono’s New York Rock (WPA), and as musicalRead More »