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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Trumpet of the Swan Preview: “Stars Align for ‘Swan'” (Washington Post, 11/28/08)


Ellen McCarthy’s article here. (I never got called to be interviewed for this article. My publicist is fired. Oh wait, I don’t have a publicist. Aha.) Stars Align for ‘Swan’ By Ellen McCarthy Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, November 28, 2008; Page WE53 Next week the following talents will come together to put on a five-show run at the Kennedy Center: Oscar winner Kathy Bates, improv legend Fred Willard, acclaimed composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown, “The Color Purple” stage director Gary Griffin and writer Marsha Norman, whose résumé includes a Pulitzer and a Tony. The material being tackled by this coveyRead More »

“13” Won’t Reach Maturity on Broadway (NYT, 11/21/08)


’13’ Won’t Reach Maturity On Broadway Compiled by Dave Itzkoff New York Times, 11/21/08 It’s proving an especially difficult season to be a teenager on Broadway. Producers have announced a closing date for the musical “13,” the other Broadway show about the struggles of adolescence (this one set in present-day Indiana rather than 19th-century Germany, as “Spring Awakening” is). It will play its final performance on Jan. 4 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. The show features music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (“Parade,” “The Last Five Years”) and says it was the first on Broadway to have anRead More »

Concert review: “Jason Robert Brown wows ’em again at Red Mountain” (Birmingham News, 11/7/08)


Alec Harvey’s column here. Jason Robert Brown wows ’em again at Red Mountain Theatre Company Posted by Alec Harvey, The Birmingham News November 07, 2008 10:44 PM Jason Robert Brown Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Performs again Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. 325-2424 Review gets five stars out of five The amazing thing about seeing Jason Robert Brown in concert is that his music is the least of it. His stirring, Tony Award-winning score from Parade, his hard-driving pop songs laced with humor, his soul-searching ballads, his songs from the current Broadway musical 13 — they all show aRead More »

The JRB November ’08 Newsletter!


Hellobama! (That’s my new greeting. Like it?) Well, this month has already been too exciting, so I understand if you just want to lie down and recover for a while, but I alas must push on, creating even more excitement, breaking down even more barriers, dragging a reluctant world into a new century. Will you give all you can give so that our banner may advance? This weekend brings me to the Southern climes, as the Caucasian Rhythm Kings and I return to Birmingham, Alabama for two concerts and a masterclass with the Red Mountain Theater Company. Concerts are FridayRead More »