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Jason Robert Brown is preparing for his series of Australian shows.

Following sell-out concerts in New York, Europe and the West End, the Tony Award-winning composer will perform The One Night Only Tour in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

Joined by special guest, Rachael Beck, one of Australia’s brightest stars of musical theatre, the pianist, singer, and critically acclaimed composer will be performing brand new, 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.

Hailed as “one of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim” and influenced by musical legends such as Leonard Bernstein, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder, Jason Robert Brown is a composer and lyricist who has amassed an impressive body-of-work and a dedicated following from musical theatre fans worldwide.

The Last 5 Years was named one of Time Magazine’s 10 Best of 2001 and won Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics.

Parade, which was directed by the legendary Harold Prince premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre in 1998, and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Musical, as well as garnering Jason the Tony Award for Original Score.

Jason’s credits also include Songs for a New World, a theatrical song cycle, which played Off Broadway in 1995, and has since been seen in hundreds of productions around the world.

Brown is renowned for his masterclasses and will be working with budding Australian performers in public workshops being held in each city.

Presented in Australia by Your Management International, The One Night Only Tour is a rare opportunity to see one of the finest exponents of contemporary musical theatre at the peak of his career.

An excited producer Jeremy Youett said it was going to be a spectacular tour.

“It’s a thrill to be bringing one of the worlds 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,” he said.

“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.”

Jason Robert Brown performs in Melbourne on Monday night (February 28) before shows across the country.

For more details, see www.yourmanagement.biz.

 

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