KCUR Arts
11:51 am
Mon November 14, 2005

An Interview with Jason Robert Brown

Jason Robert Brown is part of a group of young musical theatre composers described as successors to Stephen Sondheim. In 1999, Brown won a Tony for his score to Parade - about the anti-Semitic lynching of Leo Frank in 1915 Georgia. More recently, he was the composer and lyricist of The Last Five Years, and Songs for a New World.

Kansas City, MO – Jason Robert Brown is part of a group of young musical theatre composers described as successors to Stephen Sondheim. In 1999, Brown won a Tony for his score to Parade - about the anti-Semitic lynching of Leo Frank in 1915 Georgia. More recently, he was the composer and lyricist of The Last Five Years, and Songs for a New World. Before Jason Robert Brown's visit to Kansas City this week, he talked with KCUR's Laura Spencer.

Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown performs a concert of new cabaret songs with Broadway veteran Emily Skinner on Monday night at 8 at the Quality Hill Playhouse.