Monthly Archives: January 2016
Everett Evans’s review is here. Artistry, emotion ring true in ‘Bridges’ By Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle January 21, 2016 12:45pm On Broadway in spring 2014, “The Bridges of Madison County” impressed as a distinguished piece of musical theater writing, expertly realized – indeed, one of the most beautiful and moving new musicals of recent years. So it’s a pleasure to report that the national tour, now at Hobby Center, is every bit as exquisite. Bartlett Sher’s artfully understated direction has been carefully recreated by Tyne Rafaeli. Most crucially, Elizabeth Stanley and Andrew Samonsky give sterling performances in their lead rolesRead More »
Happy New Year! I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be starting another season as the Artist-in-Residence at SubCulture! The first three concerts of 2016 – January 25th, February 20th and March 14th – are already on sale, and we’ll be announcing some amazing guests in the weeks ahead. January 25, come join me and the Caucasian Rhythm Kings as we welcome two thrilling artists to the fold. The amazing Tituss Burgess is gonna do some serious singing, and also some very funny singing. The only Emmy nominee who has also played a crab on Broadway, Tituss will be performing everyRead More »
In a concert at Hollywood’s Catalina Bar and Grill on January 4, JRB was joined by surprise guest Ariana Grande. Grande, the winner of Best New Artist at the American Music Awards, performed three songs with JRB’s band (Jason Robert Brown, piano; Jamie Eblen, drums; Randy Landau, bass; and Andrew Synowiec, guitar) and headliner Shoshana Bean, including two from the musical in which she made her Broadway debut, “13”. Video courtesy of Frankie J Grande.