Happy Hour #24: A New World Whirl – ‘Songs for a New World’
Set sail with us as we explore Jason Robert Brown's early song cycle, “Songs for a New World.” We talk the contentious differences between Revues, Musicals and Song Cycles, kvetch about the “Contemporary Musical Theatre Song” and ruminate on misplaced production concepts.
Jason Robert Brown not only played piano during the original production of Songs for a New World he also regularly performs his own stuff! Check him out singing “King of the World!”
Feel like Tommy? Didn't know “Surabaya Santa” was a reference to a Kurt Weill song? Well, live in the dark no longer!
You'd never believe it, but this is the London production Jimi references.
What's the certain sign of a “contemporary musical theatre” show? A song about coffee, that's what.
We didn't talk about it, but listen to this “Jason Robert Brown Song.”