Jason Robert Brown’s latest musicals-in-progress
Jason Robert Brown is a very busy man! He recently responded to questions from his fans on his website, including one question about his latest projects, which include a musical version of The Bridges of Madison County, and upcoming movie versions of The Last Five Years and 13:
Kyle Freesen asks: What ideas are bouncing around for the next show?
“Oh, my, there’s a lot on my plate at the moment. Daisy Prince and I are writing a new show together, which we hope to premiere in the spring of 2012. Marsha Norman and I are hard at work on a musical version of The Bridges of Madison County, and we’ll probably do a private reading of the first act early next year. Alfred Uhry and I are adapting a French musical for Kathleen Marshall to direct. I’ve been hired once again to write the score for the 2011 State Farm National Convention. A screenplay of 13 is currently being shopped to movie studios, and a movie of The Last Five Years is in pre-production. I’m trying to finish a new solo album for release this summer. And a German theater producer has asked me to write some songs for a musical version of a very famous fantasy novel. Not to mention Honeymoon In Vegas, which is on a path to Broadway in 2012, and a possible Broadway production of The Last Five Years which I will be directing! (Oh, I’ve also got a tour of Australia in February and March, The Trumpet of the Swan at the Kennedy Center in March, and concerts all over the world booked for the next year. Oh my God.)”