SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
STREAMING MAY 7-31, 2021
Contemporary Pop Musical
Songs is recommended for ages thirteen and up.
Starring Antonio Symone, Emily Elborn, Taylor Darden and Karen Murdock
A contemporary song cycle that weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery.
Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “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 that we make. With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs transports its audience from the deck of a spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches. A small but powerful diverse cast and a supercharged, well crafted score appeal to old and new generations alike as each character -- in their own way -- takes hold of that one moment and enters a new world.
Songs for a New World Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)