2 Acts, Revue, Pop / Rock, Rated PG-13
Original Off-Broadway Version (1995)
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.
Brown 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 today's popular music, Songs For A New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.
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Pacific Overtures was ground-breaking in that it attempted to tell of the meeting between Western and Asian cultures from a totally Asian perspective.