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May 18, 2008 | Liesl Bradner
Jason ROBERT BROWN'S music can been heard all over the place, whether in one of the many productions of his musicals such as "Parade," "The Last Five Years" and "13" (which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum last year) or in his own incendiary live performances. Even toddlers can sample some of his compositions weekday mornings on Nick Jr.'s "Wonder Pets!"
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May 14, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
Exceptional integrity distinguishes “Parade” in Fullerton. The company 3-D Theatricals attains a rarefied level of artistry with this arresting, beautifully appointed take on Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Tony-winning 1998 account of the notorious Leo Frank trial in 1913 Atlanta. Combining the intimately revised 2007 Donmar Warehouse version (seen at the Mark Taper Forum in 2009) with the larger scope of Harold Prince's epic Vivian Beaumont staging, director T.J. Dawson, choreographer Dana Solimando and musical director David Lamoureux approach the fact-based property and its complex themes -- anti-Semitism, legal malfeasance and political expediency among them -- with uncompromising conviction.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
Exceptional integrity distinguishes “Parade” in Fullerton. The company 3-D Theatricals attains a rarefied level of artistry with this arresting, beautifully appointed take on Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Tony-winning 1998 account of the notorious Leo Frank trial in 1913 Atlanta. Combining the intimately revised 2007 Donmar Warehouse version (seen at the Mark Taper Forum in 2009) with the larger scope of Harold Prince's epic Vivian Beaumont staging, director T.J. Dawson, choreographer Dana Solimando and musical director David Lamoureux approach the fact-based property and its complex themes -- anti-Semitism, legal malfeasance and political expediency among them -- with uncompromising conviction.
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June 26, 2008 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
Brimming with intimate character portraits, sophisticated intelligence and emotional sincerity, the impeccably crafted songs of John Bucchino have garnered admiration in cabaret-style performance settings. Yet despite his recent close call with "A Catered Affair," wider recognition has so far eluded the composer and lyricist. That relative obscurity is something director Daisy Prince set out to rectify in teaming with Bucchino to create the musical revue "It's Only Life."
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June 26, 2008 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
Brimming with intimate character portraits, sophisticated intelligence and emotional sincerity, the impeccably crafted songs of John Bucchino have garnered admiration in cabaret-style performance settings. Yet despite his recent close call with "A Catered Affair," wider recognition has so far eluded the composer and lyricist. That relative obscurity is something director Daisy Prince set out to rectify in teaming with Bucchino to create the musical revue "It's Only Life."
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December 28, 2003 | Robin Rauzi, Times Staff Writer
Kim HUBER sings the last goodbye of the final bittersweet song of "The Last Five Years" and then tells the director, "This is the loneliest play I've ever been in." It's a joke. Sort of. The sung-through musical by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown traces a five-year relationship from courtship to court filings. The characters traverse time headed in opposite directions: He begins after their first date while she begins at their separation.
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January 29, 2004 | Mike Boehm
"The Last Five Years": Jason Robert Brown's musical tells the story of a failed marriage from both interwoven points of view but in different chronological sequence. The husband lives it forward, and the wife backward, starting at the bitter end and finishing at the hopeful beginning.
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May 26, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
After a Los Angeles tryout in January, the new Jason Robert Brown musical "13," about teenagers coping with being teenagers, is headed to New York next season. Bob Boyett, who invested in the production at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, said he'll mount "13" on Broadway in early 2008 at a theater to be named. Boyett, a television executive turned Broadway producer, said he expects "13" to cost $8 million to $10 million.
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June 23, 2009 | Lisa Fung
T.R. Knight, who announced his departure from "Grey's Anatomy" last week, will star in a revival of the 1998 musical "Parade" at the Mark Taper Forum in downtown L.A. Previews start Sept. 24. Knight will portray Leo Frank in the production, which features a book by Alfred Uhry ("Driving Miss Daisy") and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown ("13"). Tony winner Rob Ashford will direct and choreograph the show, which tells the true story of the arrest, conviction and lynching of Frank in Atlanta in 1915.
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June 4, 2006
IT is interesting to contrast your piece ["It's Not Quite Time to Mourn the Musical," May 28] with Ben Brantley's critique of the musical season on Broadway last week in the New York Times. Maybe it takes 3,000 miles to give perspective to the current state of the musical theater. Pacheco had it and was able to highlight some of the remarkable young talent like Adam Guettel and Jason Robert Brown. Los Angeles will be fortunate to see both Guettel's "Light in the Piazza" and the world premiere of Brown's "13" next season.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2008 | Liesl Bradner
Jason ROBERT BROWN'S music can been heard all over the place, whether in one of the many productions of his musicals such as "Parade," "The Last Five Years" and "13" (which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum last year) or in his own incendiary live performances. Even toddlers can sample some of his compositions weekday mornings on Nick Jr.'s "Wonder Pets!"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2003 | Robin Rauzi, Times Staff Writer
Kim HUBER sings the last goodbye of the final bittersweet song of "The Last Five Years" and then tells the director, "This is the loneliest play I've ever been in." It's a joke. Sort of. The sung-through musical by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown traces a five-year relationship from courtship to court filings. The characters traverse time headed in opposite directions: He begins after their first date while she begins at their separation.
NEWS
January 4, 2007
Young teenagers in Indiana cope with budding adolescent angst and middle school survival -- especially one newcomer who's trying to figure out a way to get all the cool kids to come to his bar mitzvah -- in "13," a world premiere musical comedy by Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish, directed by Todd Graff. The cast and band are made up entirely of young teens. "13," Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Opens 2:30 p.m. Sunday (no evening performance). $55 and $65. (213) 628-2772; www.
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January 7, 2007 | Iris Schneider
AS the all-kid cast prepared for last month's opening of "13," a new musical that follows the attempts of a newcomer to get the "cool kids" to come to his bar mitzvah, there were lots of expectations. "To say I was excited would be an understatement," said Ricky Ashley, 17, who flew out from New York to join the 13-member cast of the play, written by Jason Robert Brown and directed by Todd Graff, at the Mark Taper Forum. "I love high-pressure situations.
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