Jason Robert Brown to Play Week-Long Stint at Birdland in 2009

By Andrew Gans
December 27, 2008

Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, who is currently represented on Broadway with the new musical 13, will return to Birdland in 2009.

Brown will play the famed jazz club, according to the official Birdland website, March 31-April 4, 2009. Show time each night is 7 PM.

The evenings, according to composer Brown's website, will feature new material and special guests.

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 (a revised version of Parade recently played London's Donmar Warehouse). 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. His newest musical is titled 13 and is currently playing Broadway's Jacobs Theatre. He also recently presented a workshop of another new musical, Honeymoon in Vegas, which is based on the film of the same name.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. There is a $40 general admission charge, $50 for orchestra seating. For more information visit www.birdlandjazz.com or call (212) 581-3080.