All tagged Jason Robert Brown
Two weeks ago, I attended what might long rank among the most magical and special concerts I will ever have the privilege to see: Jason Robert Brown in concert with Stephen Sondheim, featuring Katrina Lenk, special guests Shoshana Bean, Joshua Henry, and Rob McClure, and a cameo from Lin-Manuel Miranda
List of Olivier Award winners; Michael Urie to host Drama Desk Awards; Ryan Murphy to adapt "The Prom" into a movie musical for Netflix; "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" books Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre; Patti LuPone may head all-female version of "Glengarry Glen Ross" on Broadway next season; "Do You Feel Anger?" extends; a musical of "The Outsiders", a Maya Angelou bio-play, 3 musicals using the BMG catalogue, and a musical of "Mr. Saturday Night" are all in development; 2 new songs from “Beetlejuice”; “The Cher Show” cast recording out tomorrow; RIP Eric LaJuan Summers
"Jagged Little Pill" to open on Broadway this fall; "Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough" will play Chicago before Broadway in 2020; "Magic Mike" will premiere in Boston before Broadway in 2020; La Jolla Playhouse to present Broadway-bound musical "Fly"; London cast of “Hadestown” announced for Broadway; "Dreamgirls" may be headed to Broadway; "Choir Boy" extends to March 10th; "Fosse/Verdon" premieres April 9th; 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards to be held June 2nd; RIP Michel Legrand and Jojo Smith
Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon to star in "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" on Broadway; "American Son" to be adapted for Netflix; Michael C. Hall to star in an original musical commercial for Skittles; Broadway's "Frozen" announces new cast; Melissa Etheridge composing "Mystic Pizza" musical; David Henry Hwang penning live action Disney remake of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"; Tony Hawk is spearheading a musical adaptation of Nick Hornsby's 2007 novel "Slam"; Jason Robert Brown's new musical "Farewell My Concubine" to get a reading; "The Band's Visit" marks 500 performances on Broadway; RIP Kaye Ballard
Keen Company’s revival of Adam Gwon’s delightful chamber musical “Ordinary Days” cleanses the soul, lifts the spirit, and reminds you what you love about New York. All four performers in this almost entirely sung show are outstanding as they tell a simple, beautiful, and original story about how small acts and interactions can change lives. This sweet and quietly extraordinary musical is a must-see.
“Show Time! The First 100 Years of the American Musical”, a one-man presentation of the history of the American Musical, has the feel of a slick TedTalk with the added benefit of songs. Serious musical theatre history buffs and those genuinely seeking a lively academic instruction on the roots and evolution of the art form should definitely not miss this show.
"SpongeBob SquarePants" will close September 16th; "Straight White Men" replaces a replacement; Lauren Ambrose will no longer perform Sunday matinees of "My Fair Lady"; Shaina Taub is teaming up with Elton John for musical adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada"; Jason Robert Brown has a new album of original songs; “Chicago” revival original cast member Jeff Loeffelholz commits suicide