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Monthly Archives: February 2007

The JRB March ’07 Newsletter!


[You know, you can get this delivered directly to your home e-mail. Just type your address into that little white box on the home page! Or you can just read it here, I guess, if you think that’s fun. Whatever, it’s your life.] Welcome back to the fold, believers. Below: a very special event in Los Angeles on March 11, a week of concerts in New York April 4-8, and other fun news! To begin with: All right, 13 is over, back to the old grind (and the old grand). For those of you who didn’t get to see it,Read More »

“Parade” Comes to London Autumn 2007


Read here. The musical Parade is coming to London, where it will receive its West End premiere at the Donmar Warehouse. The production will be directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford and will open on 24 September following previews from 14 September. Also on the Donmar’s summer slate are revivals of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by Roger Michell (as previously reported), and a bill of absurdist plays by N.F. Simpson and Michael Frayn, to be presented under the umbrella title Absurdia and directed by Douglas Hodge, who is a newly appointed associate director of the theatre. Parade, which opened onRead More »

American Theatre Magazine interview: “Getting Over It”


Zachary Pincus-Roth’s article would be here if the TCG people wanted you to read it online, but they don’t, so instead you’ll have to go buy the magazine to read it. Unless you happen to read it somewhere else. JASON ROBERT BROWN: Getting Over It His first new musical in four years is steeped in teenage turmoil By ZACHARY PINCUS-ROTH American Theatre Magazine, February 2007 Everyone knows Jason Robert Brown is a wildly talented songwriter. His personal reputation is a different story. When asked about what kind of guy he is, his past collaborators tend to give similar responses. “HeRead More » Interview: “Popularity Contests” (2/13/07)


Mollie Wilson’s article here. Popularity Contests Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters. By Mollie Wilson “I gotta tell you, Rabbi, when you’re a geek, it’s the loneliest thing in the world,” sings Evan, the teenage protagonist of composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown’s new musical, 13. Transplanted from New York City to Indiana in the wake of his parents’ divorce, 13-year-old Evan is anxious to establish a new identity. He’s the only Jew in school, and as far as he’s concerned, the most important detail of his approachingRead More »



Or at least Stephen Holden does. Julien Jourdes, the photographer from the New York Times, also took this photograph and posted it on his blog. (I know I should have made it smaller for this page, but it’s too beautiful to shrink down.) It was a very emotional and draining concert. Benanti sang gorgeously, and Rozz was unbelievable at bringing “Stars and the Moon” and “Mr. Hopalong Heartbreak” to life in a very new way. We all sang “Hear My Song” at the end, which I dedicated to all of us onstage who had lost a loved one in theRead More »