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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

“THE CONNECTOR” EXTENDS TO MARCH 17 by Jason Robert Brown

What, you may ask, is "popular demand"? "Popular demand" is when we've been selling so many tickets for The Connector in its world pr... Read more.. The post “THE CONNECTOR” EXTENDS TO M…

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

LAUNCHING “THE CONNECTOR” (and other news) by Jason Robert Brown

Sometimes you get so excited about the fact that tickets are on sale for your new show that you turn on a camera and talk about it for thirteen minutes. Read more.. The post LAUNCHING “TH…

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THE CONNECTOR VIDEO BLOG VOL. I: "THREES" by Jason Robert Brown

I figure I'm just gonna talk for twelve minutes about something that means the world to me. Two weeks until rehearsals start for my first show with Daisy Prince in over twenty years. THE CON…

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

SET LIST: ME AND MILLIGAN IN INDY, THE CABARET, INDIANAPOLIS IN, 11/3 & 4/23 by Jason Robert Brown

It's been 12 years since my last trip to Indianapolis and things have sure changed. The Cabaret's new purpose-built venue is a wonder, a great room for making and listening to music, with a …

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

SET LIST: FNAM’S INSPIRE AWARD, PACIFIC PALISADES CA, 10/15/23 by Jason Robert Brown

Georgia and I were honored with this year's Inspire Award by the folks at the Foundation for New American Musicals, and we decided to bring some friends along to help us celebrate (and sing …

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

SET LIST: MUSIC WITH THE DIGIFIDDLER, BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY, PITTSFIELD MA, 8/31-9/1/23 by Jason Robert Brown

ImprovisationI L... Read more.. The post SET LIST: MUSIC WITH THE DIGIFIDDLER, BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY, PITTSFIELD MA, 8/31-9/1/23 appeared first on Jason Robert Brown.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

CONCERTS IN THREE CITIES! by Jason Robert Brown

Pittsfield, MA – August 31 & September 1, I'm on the stage at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company, playing every song I've ever written, in chronological order! I'll be shar…

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Monday, March 27, 2023

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, URBAN COWBOY by Jason Robert Brown

It's surely one of the less expected things on my résumé, but for a brief period of time in 2003, I put on a cowboy hat and boots every night and led the band of the Broadway musical, Urba…

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

THE PARADE CAST ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE! (Also, concerts in April…) by Jason Robert Brown

Real big news: As of today, right now, this very instant, you can stream and/or download the 2023 Broadway cast album of PARADE! Produced by myself and Jeffrey Lesser, with B... Read more.. …

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

ABOUT THE PROTESTS OUTSIDE OF PARADE by Jason Robert Brown

On February 21, 2023, the night of the first preview of the new Broadway production of Parade (a musical about the Leo Frank case that premiered in 1998), audience members waiting to enter t…

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Friday, October 21, 2022

SET LIST: SUNDAY IN THE JERZ WITH MYKAL KILGORE, AXELROD PAC, DEAL NJ, 10/16/22 by Jason Robert Brown

A gorgeous autumnal Sunday in suburban New Jersey with my magnificent band and truly one of the most amazing singers in the world. Not only did we get to play extended versions of some of ou…

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Monday, October 10, 2022

SET LIST: RETURN TO RED MOUNTAIN, 10/7-8/22, BIRMINGHAM AL by Jason Robert Brown

An amazing weekend with the folks at Red Mountain Theater in Birmingham AL. I’m always surprised that I have this long, rich relationship with a theater in the Deep South, but Keith Cromwe…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Lots of words, lots of notes, lots of chords. by Jason Robert Brown

JRB, Danielle Lee Greaves, Tasha Michelle doing another of JRB's crazy patter songs. Sunday night, 9/11/22 at 54 Below!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

13 THINGS ABOUT THE NEW MOVIE OF “13”! by Jason Robert Brown

To my utter astonishment, as of right now, you can turn on Netflix and see the film adaptation of my musical 13! Directed by Tamra Davis, produced by Neil Meron, with a screenplay by Robert …

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

SET LIST: BROWNIE AND SHOBEAN AT 54 BELOW, 8/14/22 by Jason Robert Brown

Shoshana Bean and I have been yodeling, complaining, cracking each other up and messing up lyrics together for about fifteen years now. We sang together at a wedding, we sang together at a b…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

“13: THE MUSICAL” MOVIE TRAILER! by Jason Robert Brown

Nineteen years after I started writing 13 with Dan Elish, I have the flabbergasting joy of presenting to you… the trailer for the Netflix motion picture “13: The Musical,” which begins…

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

SETLIST: THE NEW STUFF AT 54 BELOW (5/13-15/22) by Jason Robert Brown

When Mr. Saturday Night opened on April 29 at the Nederlander, it marked the first time I’ve had a new full score on Broadway since Honeymoon In Vegas closed in 2015. Certainly there’s b…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The JRB Country Trio by Jason Robert Brown

JRB, Anastasia Talley and Cheeyang Ng in rehearsal for JRB's concert at 54 Below, May 2022.

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A QUICK INTERVIEW by Jason Robert Brown

One of my kids’ camp counselors needed to interview a composer for her school, so I got volunteered. I ended up kind of liking what I had to say, so I thought I’d post it here in case it…

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Friday, January 21, 2022

SET LIST: CLOSING OUT ’21 AT 54 (12/11/21) by Jason Robert Brown

Not that long ago, I did 30 to 40 concerts a year, traveling all over the country, racking up frequent flier miles and staying in weird hotels and eating a lot of late dinners by myself. Thi…

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

THE JRB HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021 by Jason Robert Brown

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* THE JRB HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2021 It’s holiday time!  Let’s fling our masks aside with joyous abandon and celebrate (as long as you’ve got a second mask on underneat…

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

SET LIST: BACK TO LIFE, 54 BELOW 6/26 & 7/12/21 by Jason Robert Brown

Four hundred and seventy-four days. I did a show in Los Angeles on March 9, 2020, and I didn’t perform in front of a live audience again for four hundred and seventy-four days. I was in To…

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Monday, June 7, 2021

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER by Jason Robert Brown

This morning – nineteen years after I first wrote down a list of characters including “Evan Goldman” and “Archie” and “Patrice”; eighteen years after Dan Elish and I started wr…

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

PRESENTING THE CAST OF NETFLIX’S “13”! by Jason Robert Brown

Over the next several months, I’m going to be able to tell you lots of things about the movie of “13” that we’re currently rehearsing in Toronto. I’ll be able to tell you what song…

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Why I Forgot The Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Lake Forest Academy, Chicago IL, 16 April 2010. Jason Robert Brown, piano & vocal Randy Landau, fretless bass Gary Sieger, acoustic guitar (You can see me do the whole song here: http://www…

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Friday, December 18, 2020

WHY WE MADE “COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE” by Jason Robert Brown

The night that New York City went into lockdown, March 16, was to have been the 58th concert in my monthly residency at SubCulture, a series that has given me so much joy and fostered so muc…

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Monday, December 14, 2020

NEW ALBUM “COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE” RELEASED 12/18! by Jason Robert Brown

I am overjoyed to announce the release of COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE, the remixed and remastered soundtrack of our Virtual SubCulture concert from this past April, featuring Shoshana Bean …

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN A NEW WORLD by Jason Robert Brown

That year, Bill Clinton was the president, and he was younger than I am now. That year, there was only one show eligible for the Best Score Tony, and so it went to Sunset Blvd. by default. T…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

IN MEMORY OF BRENT CARVER by Jason Robert Brown

I only ever saw Brent Carver play two roles, both of them men unjustly imprisoned. His Molina in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” was flamboyant, relentless, emotions splaying like a pinwheel.…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

IN PERFORMANCE: FROM THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL by Jason Robert Brown

Ordinarily, the International Thespian Festival is a gathering of thousands of theater teens converging on a college campus in the Midwest to geek out about plays and musicals and connect wi…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

IN THE TIME OF…, a new song by Jason Robert Brown

I’ve found it punishingly hard to write music during these last nine weeks (nine weeks!), but I did manage to do this, a tribute to the great Bucky Pizzarelli and all the extraordinary jaz…

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards