Jason Robert Brown Returns to Birdland Sept. 11; Ripley Is Special Guest

News   Jason Robert Brown Returns to Birdland Sept. 11; Ripley Is Special Guest Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown — whose latest project is a musical comedy with Dan Elish, 13 — returns to Birdland Sept. 11.
Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown

Part of the "Broadway at Birdland" series, Brown will perform at the famed jazz club at 7 PM. He will be joined by The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, Broadway favorite Alice (Side Show, Sunset Boulevard) Ripley and jazz singer Kate McGarry. Jason Robert Brown, who was the musical director and arranger for the musical Urban Cowboy, won the Tony Award for Best Score for his Broadway debut, Parade. His two-person musical, The Last Five Years, played a brief run at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, and was preserved on Sh-K-Boom Records. 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.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $35 cover and $10 food/drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations.