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Monthly Archives: January 2004

Brown Out


You’d think that any young composer who’d been plucked from relative obscurity to replace Stephen Sondheim in a new Broadway musical, then landed a Tony Award for his efforts, would thank his lucky stars. Not Jason Robert Brown. "Broadway is an inhospitable place to work," said Brown, 33, who stepped in for a departing Sondheim to finish "Parade," based on the infamous murder trial and lynching of Leo Frank; Brown won a 1999 Tony for original musical score. "Broadway isn’t kind or forgiving to new or smart work. It’s unsophisticated and sort of, well, stupid. Everyone in the business knowsRead More »