Jason Robert Brown to Tour Australia; Itinerary and Guest Star Announced

News   Jason Robert Brown to Tour Australia; Itinerary and Guest Star Announced
Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, most recently represented on Broadway with the kid-friendly musical 13, will perform The One Night Only Tour in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth in 2011.

Joined by Australian musical theatre star Rachael Beck, Brown will perform previously unheard material, as well as a selection of songs from his shows Songs for a New World, Parade, The Last 5 Years and 13.

Tour dates follow:

Feb. 28, 2011, at The National Theatre in Melbourne
March 7 at The Parade Theatre in Sydney
March 9 at the Octagon Theatre in Perth
March 11 at the Qld Conservatorium Theater in Brisbane
March 16 at the Dunstan Playhouse in Adelaide

Jeremy Youett, who is producing the Australian tour, said in a statement, "It's a thrill to be bringing one of the world's most acclaimed and prolific contemporary composers of Music Theatre out to Australia to perform a series of concerts across the country with one of the greatest talents of the Australian stage and screen, Rachael Beck. Jason is also excited about the opportunity to work with our home grown talent in a series of Master Classes being held across the country while he is here."

On his official website, Brown recently posted answers to several readers' questions. In one answer he details his current projects, writing, "Oh, my, there’s a lot on my plate at the moment. Daisy Prince and I are writing a new show together, which we hope to premiere in the spring of 2012. Marsha Norman and I are hard at work on a musical version of The Bridges of Madison County, and we’ll probably do a private reading of the first act early next year. Alfred Uhry and I are adapting a French musical for Kathleen Marshall to direct. I’ve been hired once again to write the score for the 2011 State Farm National Convention. A screenplay of 13 is currently being shopped to movie studios, and a movie of The Last Five Years is in pre-production. I’m trying to finish a new solo album for release this summer. And a German theater producer has asked me to write some songs for a musical version of a very famous fantasy novel. Not to mention Honeymoon In Vegas, which is on a path to Broadway in 2012, and a possible Broadway production of The Last Five Years which I will be directing!" Brown won a Tony Award for his score to Parade.

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