Production History

JRB’s first produced show, a musical revue in the mold of “Starting Here, Starting Now” and “Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well,” directed by Daisy Prince with a spectacular cast featuring Andrea Burns, Brooks Ashmanskas, Jessica Molaskey and Billy Porter (who was unable to record the role, so Ty Taylor stepped in for the album and did a tremendous job). Since its debut at the WPA Theater in October 1995, the show has been produced hundreds of times all over the world, and its centerpiece song, “Stars and the Moon” has been recorded by countless wonderful singers including Audra McDonald, Karen Akers and Betty Buckley.


Review: Songs for a New World (CD) 1996-12-01
Gramophone Magazine

Songs for a New World 1995-11-06
Greg Evans

Novita e curiosita a Broadway e dintorni: e “musical” ovunque
OGGI Italian Language Daily
di Mario Fratti

Fresh as a Daisy 1995-11-01
Encore Magazine
Leslie (Hoban) Blake

Theater Review: “Songs For A New World” 1995-11-01
Time Out New York
Randy Gener

Wit and New-Age Sentiments Meet Rock and Gospel Beats 1995-10-30
The New York Times
Lawrence Van Gelder

Theater Review: “Songs For A New World” 1995-10-27
The Hollywood Reporter
Michael Adams

‘New World’ puts a career in orbit 1995-10-27
New York Post
Clive Barnes

His “World” & Welcome To It 1995-10-27
New York Daily News
Howard Kissel

Songs for a New World 1995-10-27
Back Stage
Eric Grode

Gifted Composer Shows His Wares 1995-10-27
New York Law Journal
Martin Gottfried

A Pastiche of Songs by Rising Talent 1995-10-27
New York Newsday
Aileen Jacobsen

Sorcerer’s Apprentice 1995-10-25
Time Out New York
Frank Scheck