Jason Robert Brown is a three-time Tony Award winning composer who has created one magical musical theatre hit after another. And for your convenience, here’s a full list of all of the legendary Jason Robert Brown musicals, sorted chronologically.
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Jason Robert Brown Musicals
Songs for a New World (1995)
Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
Songs for a New World was Jason Robert Brown’s first major produced show. The show is more of an abstract musical – a song cycle revolving around a central theme of “the moment of decision”.
Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Alfred Uhry
This Drama Desk/Tony-Award winning musical centers around the trial and lynching of Leo Frank – a man who was wrongly accused of murder in 1913.
The Last Five Years (2001)
Music/Lyrics/Book: Jason Robert Brown
This delightfully simple, yet emotional musical shares the story of a five-year marriage – from the romantic first encounters to the tragic final breakup.
Urban Cowboy (2003)
Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Others Book: Latham, Oesterman
Based on the 1980 Western film, Urban Cowboy is a country musical that tells the story of a country boy who moves to the big city.
Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Dan Elish, Robert Horn
13 is a special show because the cast is made up entirely of teenagers! It’s the story of Evan Goldman who moves from bustling NYC to a sleepy small-town in Indiana.
The Bridges of Madison County (2013)
Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Marsha Norman
Based on the 1992 novel, The Bridges of Madison County is a Tony-Award winning musical about the love-affair between a traveling photographer and a discontented housewife.
Honeymoon in Vegas (2013)
Music/Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Book: Andrew Bergman
Honeymoon in Vegas is a romantic comedy about an elopement in Las Vegas that doesn’t quite go as planned. And it’s based on the 1992 film of the same name (also written by Bergman).
Mr. Saturday Night (2021)
Music: Jason Robert Brown Lyrics: Amanda Green Book: Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Mr. Saturday Night had its start at Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts and moved to Broadway in 2022. The show is currently receiving positive reviews.
Additional Work by JRB
2005: Chanukah Suite (chorale composition) Listen
2005: Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes (solo album) Listen
2016: “Jason’s Song (Gave It Away)” – Ariana Grande Listen
2018: How We React and How We Recover (solo album) Listen
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Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.