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Jason Robert Brown

Aisle View: Finn's Brainy Musical

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

While it was too intense--or just too strange--to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.

The Tony Nominations: Reflections A Week Later

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As a fever ate away at my remaining brain cells last week, I was bombarded with questions about the Tony nominations. I answer two main questions below.

The Last Five Years' Richard Lagravanese: How Glee Made His Film Possible

Brandon Judell | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

With The Last Five Years, Lagravanese was aiming small. He wasn't seeking out the mall crowds but that bijou contingent of folks who can tell the difference between Kelli O'Hara and Patti Lupone.

Rob McClure's Honeymoon on Broadway

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Dustin Fitzharris

Honeymoon in Vegas is the latest film to leap off the silver screen and onto the Broadway stage. Coming off his Tony-nominated role as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin: The Musical, Rob McClure brings his comedic brilliance to the leading role, originally played by Nicholas Cage in the 1992 film.

James Thilman

Jason Robert Brown Is The Busiest Man On Broadway | James Thilman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown often finds himself with little time to write. With multiple projects in the air, his impr...

On the Culture Front: 'Kung Fu,' 'Bridges of Madison County' and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

David Henry Hwang peers into the fleetingly short life of martial arts artist-turned-actor Bruce Lee in his rich new bio-play, Kung Fu.

Aisle View: Bridge Over Troubled Adaptation

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

A trip to Madison County is well worth while; Broadway rarely sees two such wonderful singing performances, and things are mighty incandescent when Mr. Brown's love songs are being sung. How discouraging that the rest of the enterprise dulls what might have been glorious.

The Jason Robert Brown Generation

Suzy Evans | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

This is not a dig to say that all of Brown's music sounds the same, but simply to say that right now, in this moment, Brown is doing what he does best.

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

First Nighter: Tony Danza Puts the Honey in Honeymoon in Vegas

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Tony Danza on stage--or anywhere, for that matter--is just about impossible to dislike. This contemporary show-biz given is both a boon and a problem for Honeymoon in Vegas.

Adding Music to Movies by Way of the Stage: Sleepless in Seattle to Kinky Boots

James Sims | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
James Sims

Glancing at the shows nominated for Best Musical for this year's Tony Awards, it is easy to mistake the list as being a Hollywood box office report.

'The Bridges Of Madison County'... The Musical?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.07.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The novel "The Bridges of Madison County," which was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, is heading to Broadway as ...

The Scottsboro Boys: New Kander-Ebb Musical, Old Kander-Ebb Formula

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Time was, audiences went to musicals--more often called musical comedies then--to see famous entertainers sing great songs written by first-rate lyric...