Lauren Kennedy and Jason Robert Brown Offer CD Signing in NYC March 18

News   Lauren Kennedy and Jason Robert Brown Offer CD Signing in NYC March 18 Singer-actress Lauren Kennedy and composer Jason Robert Brown will sign copies of Kennedy’s new CD, “Songs of Jason Robert Brown,” March 18 at Union Square’s Virgin Megastore.

Kennedy will perform a few tunes from the new CD at the singing, which is scheduled for 5:30 PM. The duo will also offer two more concerts at New York’s Triad Theatre March 23 and 30. Those evenings will include songs from the new disc, which boasts the premiere recordings of three new Brown tunes, "And I Will Follow," "Letting Go" and "If I Told You Now." Lauren Kennedy covered the role of Daisy Hilton in the Broadway production of Side Show and also appeared in the New York company of Sunset Boulevard and Les Misérables. She starred in The Rhythm Club and was also a part of the early incarnations of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years, playing the role that would be played Off-Broadway by Sherie Rene Scott, when Kennedy crossed the Atlantic to star as Nellie Forbush in the National Theatre's revival of South Pacific.

Jason Robert Brown, who is the musical director and arranger for the new musical Urban Cowboy, 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 Rene 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 recently served as the arranger and musical director for Philip Quast's Divas at the Donmar outing this past August.

The Virgin Megastore is located in Manhattan at 52 East 14th Street. The Triad Theatre is located at 158 West 72nd Street. Reservations may be made by calling (212) 362-2590. For information about PS Classics, the label that released the new Brown-Kennedy disc, visit www.psclassics.com.