From Sept. 23 to Sept. 26, the composer of Parade and The Last Five Years will perform at the New Players Theatre. Brown will be joined by several vocalists including Olivier Award-winning actress Joanna Riding. Riding's West End credits include The Witches of Eastwick, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Carousel and A Little Night Music. 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.
The New Players Theatre is located at the Arches in London. Call the theatre's box office for reservations, 0870 033 2626.