Category: Jason Robert Brown

Review: The Bridges of Madison County (Marriott Theatre)

Kathty Voytko and Nathaniel Stampley star as Francesca and Robert in Bridges of Madison County            
         

The Bridges of Madison County

By Jason Robert Brown (music & lyrics)
   and Marsha Norman (book)
Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire, IL (map)
thru Aug 13  |  tix: $50-$60  |  more info
       
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July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Review: Parade (Writers Theatre)

Patrick Andrews and Brianna Borger star as Leo and Lucille Frank in Parade at Writers Theatre           
         

Parade
 
By Jason Robert Brown (music, lyrics)
     and Alfred Uhry (book)
Writers Theatre, Glencoe (map)
thru July 9  |  tix: $35-$80  |  more info
       
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June 12, 2017 | 2 Comments More

Review: Songs for a New World (NightBlue Performing Arts)

Curtis Bannister stars as Man 1 in NightBlue Performing Arts' "Songs for a New World" by Jason Robert Brown, directed by David Walters. (photo credit: Drew Peterson)        
      
Songs for a New World

Written by Jason Robert Brown  
Directed by David Walters
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru March 30  |  tickets: $25-$35   |  more info
       
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March 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Last Five Years (Kokandy Productions)

Allison Hendrix and Jim DeSelm star as Cathy and Jamie in Kokandy Productions' "The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown, directed by John D. Glover.        
      
The Last Five Years

Written by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by John D. Glover
at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont (map)
thru Aug 25  |  tickets: $32   |  more info
       
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August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Last Five Years (Another Production Company)

Dominique Reid (Catherine Hyatt) and Rob Riddle (Jamie Wellerstein) star in Another Production Company's "The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Toma Tavares Langston and Raymond K. Cleveland.       
      
The Last Five Years 

Written by Jason Robert Brown 
Directed by Toma Tavares Langston
    and Raymond K. Cleveland
at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont (map)
thru Oct 5  |  tickets: $25   |  more info
       
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September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Ovation TV to begin 2-week long Broadway Festival with Hal Prince documentary

Starting June 6th, Ovation TV begins a two week, on air, Broadway Festival, where viewers can catch: “Mr. Prince,” the new documentary about the legendary Hal Prince in addition to performances of “Cabaret”, “Victor/Victoria”, “New York, New York” to name a few. They will also air other great programs in the Broadway series, including ‘Making of Phantom of the Opera’ and the documentary, ‘Annie” Life After Tomorrow’, which features Sarah Jessica Parker.  Here’s a trailer for this exciting documentary:

For a complete list of all the stage shows that Hal Prince has been involved in, starting with the 1950 “Ticket Please!”, where Mr. Prince served as assistant stage manager, click on “Read More”.

May 31, 2009 | 0 Comments More

Sunday Night Sondheim – "Good Thing Going" and "Company"

Regarding this wonderful video:

  • Songs: “Good Thing Going” from “Merrily We Roll Along” by Stephen Sondheim, incredible vocal arrangement and performance by The Tonics. There is also a short bit of “Company” from the musical “Company”.
  • The Tonics” performed together for six years in the late 1980s/early 1990s.
  • A young (22yo?) Jason Robert Brown wrote the orchestrations, conducted the orchestra and can be seen accompanying them on piano. JRB was the musical director for The Tonics for several years.
  • Singers (from left to right) are Cortes Alexander, Brian Lane Green, Lindy Robbins and Gene Reed.
November 30, 2008 | 0 Comments More

Broadway’s Rough Road Ahead???

View of Broadway Theaters
It’s not if Broadway will suffer in this tough economy, it’s how much the theatre ticket sales will suffer.  The New York Times tackles this issue:
Nearly every show had its audience shrink last week, with 14 productions experiencing more than a 10 percent drop in ticket sales. So musicals and plays are trying to hang on until the holidays bring an influx of cheer-seeking visitors to New York, looking to be entertained. After the new year they will try to hang on again, through January and February, traditionally two of the industry’s slowest months.
Here’s hoping that the actual outcome is not so dire.
November 5, 2008 | 0 Comments More