London's Bridewill Theatre will host "An Evening with Jason Robert Brown" on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 PM.
The one-night-only concert to support the Bridewell's commitment to new musical theatre will feature the Tony Award-winning composer performing his own new and old tunes. Concertgoers can expect to hear such Brown works as "Stars and the Moon," "I'm Not Afraid of Anything," "The Old Red Hills of Home" and "Goodbye Until Tomorrow." The evening will also boast special guest performers, including Lauren Kennedy, who starred in the recent London mounting of South Pacific; We Will Rock You's Golda Rosheuvel, who appeared in the Bridewell production of Brown's Songs for a New World; and Jenna Russell, who currently stars in BBC's "Born and Bred."
Jason Robert Brown won the Tony Award for Best Score for his Broadway debut, Parade. His most recent musical, The Last Five Years, played a brief run at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, although the score was preserved on Sh-K-Boom Records with its two-person cast, Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie René Scott. Brown also composed the score for Songs for a New World and wrote incidental music for Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, The Waverly Gallery and the Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Brown will serve as the arranger and musical director for Philip Quast's Divas at the Donmar outing from Aug. 19-24.
The Bridwell Theatre is located on Bride Lane in London. Tickets, priced between £12.50 and £17.50, are available by calling the theatre's box office at 011 44 020 7936 3456.
—By Andrew Gans