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Monthly Archives: June 2003

What a way to go…


HAVING already left an indelible mark on this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival with two remarkable but very different shows, New York composer Jason Robert Brown once again delivered the goods to bring this year’s event to a rousing finale. Unlike his complete shows Songs for a New World and The Last Five Years, the closing concert was a grab-bag of tunes from other assignments, ranging from Tony Award-winning musicals to box office duds, from incidental music reinterpreted for albums to songs which have never been recorded – and therefore never before heard in Australia.  Again, they demonstrated the amazing diversityRead More »

Not Expecting a Statue or Accolades, Just a Seat


Tomorrow at Belmont Park, a horse named Supervisor will line up for the Belmont Stakes. At odds of 50 to 1, he is almost certain to trot home a loser.  Jason Robert Brown knows how he feels.  On Sunday, Mr. Brown’s name will be announced at Radio City Music Hall as one of the 30 songwriters on the failed musical "Urban Cowboy," which was, surprisingly enough, nominated for a Tony Award for best score, along with "Amour," "A Year With Frog and Toad" and "Hairspray." What does he make of his chances?  "The odds are, how should I say?" Mr.Read More »