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Monthly Archives: January 2013



The first New York revival of The Last Five Years starts performances March 7, 2013 at Second Stage Theatre, directed by me, with the amazing Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor. Single tickets are on sale now! Here’s the press release: Single Tickets Go On Sale For THE LAST FIVE YEARS At Second Stage Theatre Saturday, January 19th at 10am * * * * * * * * Previews Begin Thursday, March 7 Opening Night is Tuesday, April 2 January 17, 2013 – Single tickets will go on sale to the general public for Second Stage Theatre’s revival of JASON ROBERTRead More »

NYMT’s “13” in The Public Reviews’ BEST OF 2012


The Public Reviews issued its list of the best theatre across the UK in 2012, and I am very proud to say that the NYMT’s production of 13 is included. Features editor Lucy Thackray writes: NYMT’s 13 – The Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue 13, a brilliant, witty, silly, vocally explosive musical by Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish and Robert Horn, was performed with such zest and energy by its cast of 13-16 year olds from the National Youth Music Theatre. Directed by Jason Robert Brown himself in a summer camp-style workshop of just a few weeks, the set at theRead More »



Happy New Year, my wonderful fans, friends, family, followers and fellow frequent fliers! I’m looking forward to a very exciting 2013, and I hope to be able to share much of it with you! This month’s insanely long newsletter is divided into five sections, so let me give you a quick précis so you can skip to the relevant paragraph. We’ve got the 13 West End cast album now available, then we’ve got the cast and dates for the Off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years this spring, an announcement of a concert in February with the students at OrangeRead More »

“Honeymoon” and “Bridges” in the New York Times


In today’s New York Times, Patrick Healy writes about several long-aborning musicals, among them Honeymoon In Vegas and The Bridges of Madison County. Here are the relevant sections: The producers of Honeymoon in Vegas are now negotiating to run at a nonprofit theater in the 2013-14 season, according to the show’s composer, Jason Robert Brown. Asked if a lack of money had hindered Vegas, which included Tony Danza in its announced cast, Mr. Brown said yes. “If you can’t get the money you need, you won’t get a theater, and you will probably need to do more creative development,” Mr.Read More »



It has been a wonderful and difficult year, and I am so grateful to all of my collaborators, all of my fans, and all of my family for getting me through 2012. Thanks to all the students and teachers and incredible performers and musicians I worked with this year in Salt Lake City, UT; Portland, OR; Winter Park, FL; Toronto, ON; Fort Worth, TX; Woodland, CA; Santa Monica, CA; Birmingham, AL; Southampton, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Albany, NY; Elon, NC; Pasadena, CA: Sonoma, CA; Buffalo, NY; East Greenwich, RI; Westport, CT; Los Angeles, CA; Spokane, WA; Interlochen, MI; Olathe, KS; Houston,Read More »