Two Acts, Revue, Pop / Rock, Rated G
Original Off-Broadway Version
This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery.
It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having
to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. These are the
stories and characters of today, the SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (PARADE, BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make.
transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to
a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of
characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball
is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich
nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage.
With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of todayís popular music, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.
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After Colm Wilkinson sang "Bring Him Home" from LES MISERABLES for the first time in rehearsal, director Trevor Nunn said, "See? I told you this show is about God." One of the actors responded, "Yes, but you didnít tell us you engaged him to sing it."