20 Jan Songs for a New World
Showing at: Bridge House Theatre Music
Songs for a New World takes us to those moments in life where everything can change, and every one of its characters is forced to make a decision with no idea how their lives might look afterwards.
Jason Robert Brown’s score unifies elements of pop, gospel, and jazz, in this song cycle that is “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.”
A young woman discovers she’s pregnant; lovers reconnect after taking time to find themselves; and a mother who, faced with losing her husband and son, feels there is nothing she can do to help – she resolves to make flags in the hope that her loved ones are dying for something worthwhile.
Brown sends us back to 1492 with On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, while Just One Step takes place 57 floors above Manhattan traffic! “There is no specific location other than the natural ambiguity of the human heart and mind.”