Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown will hold a conversation talk-back and concert at 6 p.m. May 7 in the newly remodeled 6,000-square-foot Encore Room at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane. Brown’s appearance will mark the inaugural event in the new space and will coincide with ABT’s production of his 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway hit “The Bridges of Madison County,” on stage April 13 to May 13 at ABT.
The evening will include a performance of selections from Brown’s extensive repertoire, performances by members of ABT’s cast of “The Bridges of Madison County,” and a talk-back with the composer and audience, moderated by the host of ABC15’s “Sonoran Living,” Susan Casper.
An accomplished pianist, music director, conductor and lyricist, Brown is known for his scores that fuse pop-rock stylings with theatrical lyrics. He is the three-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of Songs for a New World (1995), Parade (1998), The Last Five Years (2002), 13 (2008), The Bridges of Madison County (2013) and Honeymoon in Vegas (2014). Brown’s shows are regularly performed on stages across the world, and his songs are regularly heard on television, film and recordings. He has recorded several albums featuring his band, The Caucasian Rhythm Kings. Brown lives in New York City with his wife, Georgia Stitt, and his two daughters.
Tickets range from $25 to $50 with a select number of student tickets (17 and younger) available for $15.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit azbroadway.org/event/jrb-bridges or call the ABT Box Office at 623-773-8400.