Broad­way singer-song­writer to per­form at Hill School

The Boyertown Area Times - - ENTERTAINMENT -

POTTSTOWN >> The pub­lic is in­vited to a con­cert by Tony Award­win­ning com­poser Ja­son Robert Brown at 7:15 p.m. on Satur­day, Nov. 10, in The Hill School’s Cen­ter For The Arts, 760 Beech St., Pottstown.

“Broad­way at The Hill, Ja­son Robert Brown Live in Con­cert!” is of­fered free of charge through spe­cial ar­range­ment by Chris McGriff, The Hill’s di­rec­tor of the Cen­ter For The Arts and In­struc­tor of The­ater. The­ater and mu­sic-lovers are warmly in­vited to this ex­cit­ing and in­ti­mate event.

Guests will join Brown for an up-close and per­sonal look into his ca­reer on Broad­way, from his hum­ble be­gin­nings to his cre­ation of Tony Award-win­ning hits such as “Songs for a New World” (re­cently staged by Hill’s student El­lis Theatre Guild), “The Last Five Years,” and Tony Award-win­ning “Pa­rade,” not to men­tion his Tony-Award win­ning score for “The Bridges of Madi­son County,” among other tri­umphs.

The in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned Brown will sing some of his iconic songs, as well as works from his new al­bum, “How We Re­act and How We Re­cover,” and pos­si­bly some new works in de­vel­op­ment.

McGriff, whose ca­reer as a di­rec­tor and pro­ducer has in­cluded work in the­ater in sev­eral Broad­way and off-Broad­way houses, has di­rected many singers cho­sen by Brown for var­i­ous cabaret con­certs and staged read­ings.

“Ja­son and I have a lot of mu­tual friends,” McGriff said re­gard­ing this unique per­for­mance event here in Pottstown. “The Broad­way com­mu­nity is very small and tight, so we all know each other if only through oth­ers in the Broad­way fam­ily; it’s al­ways two de­grees of sep­a­ra­tion.

“We’re thrilled that Ja­son will so gen­er­ously share this mu­si­cal and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­nity not only with Hill stu­dents and fam­i­lies, but with any­one from the re­gion who wants to meet him and en­joy his amaz­ing mu­si­cal ge­nius,” McGriff said. “This will be the op­por­tu­nity of a life­time, and well worth the trip to Pottstown!”

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Ja­son Brown will per­form at The Hill School in Pottstown.

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