Tentatively titled "The Jason Robert Brown Collection," the folio will be published by Hal Leonard. Composer Brown announced the news in one of his regular mass e-mails. Brown writes, "[The songbook] will include lots of songs that have never been available commercially. This is great for all of you who've been e-mailing me asking for this song or that one. So if there's a song for which you've been dying to get your hands on the sheet music, let me know. I'll take into account all of your suggestions when we make the final list. Be a squeaky wheel! Get the grease!" The award-winning composer will also celebrate the release of his new CD — "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes" (Sh-K-Boom Records) — with concerts June 10 and 11 at the El Portal Theater in Los Angeles and in New York at Au Bar, June 27, 29, 30 and July 1-3.
"Wearing Someone Else's Clothes" will hit stores around the country June 28. The single CD features Brown on lead vocals, backed by the Caucasian Rhythm Kings. Track titles include "Someone Else's Clothes," "Long Long Road," "Someone to Fall Back On," "Getting Out," "Over," "Music of Heaven," "Nothing in Common," "I Could Be in Love with Someone Like You," "I'm in Bizness," "Coming Together" and "Grow Old With Me."
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.