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‘Brown’s intelligent music was aided by the swell of the live orchestra’: AN EVENING WITH JASON ROBERT BROWN – London Palladium

In Concerts, London theatre, Opinion, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Songs for a New World, Parade, The Bridges of Madison County and The Last 5 Years – these are a just a handful of the musicals penned by composer Jason Robert Brown, and just few of the treats that were peppered amongst his packed-out, one-off concert at the London Palladium.

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‘The Radio 2 audience are unlikely to be disappointed’: An evening with Jason Robert Brown – London Palladium ★★★★

In Concerts, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

A packed Palladium saw Jason Robert Brown, supported by the lush BBC Concert Orchestra and the composer’s own rhythm section record a Friday Night Is Music Night show for future broadcast. The music was grand and with the stunning talents of Betsy Wolfe and Norm Lewis also flown in specially from Broadway to join the British Isle’s very own Rachel Tucker, the vocal talent was top-notch too.






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INTERVIEW: Jason Robert Brown on his upcoming London Palladium concert

In Concerts, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Quotes by Olivia MitchellLeave a Comment

Last week I posted my interview with Rachel Tucker all about her participation in the upcoming concert An Evening with Jason Robert Brown on 11 April at the London Palladium, starring Betsy Wolfe and Norm Lewis. I was also lucky enough to do a brief interview with the main man himself, Jason Robert Brown, to get you even more excited for the concert.






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The Last Five Years: Who else played Cathy & Jamie before Samantha & Jonny?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Photos, Sticky by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Samantha Barks and Jonathan Bailey are just the latest in a line of musically exquisite, broken-hearted couples to tackle Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle. Remember Lara Pulver and Damian Humbley in the UK premiere? Here’s a pictorial timeline including them and other transatlantic pairings you may recognise.