Songs for a New World” A Theatrical Song Cycle by Jason Robert Brown (13, Parade)
The MET Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Doma Theater Co. presents Songs for a New World, from composer Jason Robert Brown, creator of the acclaimed musicals 13 and Parade. This is Brown’s first theatrical work, originally produced off-Broadway in 1995 and described by the composer as neither a musical nor a revue, but rather a “very theatrical song cycle.” The series of songs are thematically connected, illustrating points of major decision in the characters’ lives. The songs are performed by four cast members who play different characters throughout. The vocally demanding score is influenced by multiple genres, including pop, gospel, jazz and classical.