Tony Award-nominated composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown told Playbill On-Line May 12 that some lesser-known, independent songs not from Parade or his revue, Songs for a New World, will be heard in his May 17 gig at Joe's Pub in New York City. Brown said there are no plans right now for an album of trunk songs and lesser-known pieces, but he'll share some material fans might not know in the 8:30 PM show, at the pub-cabaret off the lobby of the Joseph Papp Public Theater on Lafayette Street.
Joining Brown, whose two-month run of Parade at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater earned nine Tony nominations including Best Score, will be joined May 17 by Jessica Molaskey (Mary Phagan's mother in of Parade), jazz musician-singer John Pizzarelli, and probably others. The evening will also include songs from Parade.
Brown will sing and play piano.
Tickets are $25. Call (212) 239-6200 for information.
-- By Kenneth Jones