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Jason is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – an equally
skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator,
director and performer – best known for his dazzling scores to
several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including
the generation-defining The Last Five Years, his debut
song cycle Songs for a New World, and the Broadway
musicals Parade and The Bridges of Madison
County, for which he won three Tony Awards. Two of his
Off-Broadway musicals, The Last Five Years and 13,
were recently turned into films.
As a solo artist and lead singer, Jason has performed
concerts around the world. He has recorded popular albums, sharing
the mic with such artists as Ariana Grande, Shoshana Bean, Anika Noni
Rose, Lauren Kennedy and others. He has conducted and created
arrangements and orchestrations for Liza Minnelli, John Pizzarelli,
and Michael Feinstein, among many others.
Like all nonprofit arts groups in the country, the Axelrod
Performing Arts Center is working harder than ever to come back
and regenerate after the pandemic. Our audiences are still 40% less
than 2019.So, if you haven’t returned to the theater, we miss
you and this season is your opportunity to return! Donor support is
more important than ever. For all new donors and donors rejoining
us this year as members, this special Jason Robert Brown
concert will be FREE to you as our way of thanking you for being
a part of our mission to bring diverse, quality arts to Monmouth
County and beyond!
An Afternoon with Jason Robert Brown launches
the Axelrod’s Sondheim Centennial Project which will
include new productions of a Sondheim musical each season as well as
concerts featuring living songwriters to honor the Master’s
commitment to new talent and the future of musical theater.
The first musical, coming in November 2023, will be
the Sondheim-Lapine Pulitzer Prize winning musical Sunday
in the Park with George.