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So usually the congress-edits bot shows people from Congress IPs editing government-related articles, but this person helpfully added to JRB’s page:

[Honeymoon in Vegas… opened on Jan 15…] “before closing on April 5, 2015, due to insufficient ticket sales.”

thank you anonymous Congressional staff member!

Will you share your life with me for the next ten minutes? The next ten minutes–we can handle that. We could watch the waves, we could watch the sky, or just sit and wait as the time ticks by, and–if we make it ‘til then–can I ask you again for another ten?
—  The Last 5 Years, Jason Robert Brown
I'd Give It All for You
Original Cast Recording
I'd Give It All for You

365 Showtunes DAY 171SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - I’d Give It All For You

Happiest of happy birthdays to Jason Robert Brown! Despite the fact that his shows are forever cursed to not stay on Broadway very long (or get there at all), despite the fact that he’s had so many successful shows in the community theatre/college track, he’s only won Tony Awards for two of his shows (Score for Parade, and Score and Orchestrations for Bridges of Madison County).

But despite (or in spite, I’m not sure) those things, I still think this man has had one of the strongest influences on where our generation of musical theatre is going.

And that really is a big statement coming from me.

Anyway, happy birthday JRB! In honour of it let’s have what is probably my all-time favourite JRB song in all of his combined words. (At least in his staged shows. I think Someone To Fall Back On might be a strong contender otherwise. I’m rambling now. Kay bye.)

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/kEDwxwUwM3g

Sutton Foster sings it all fades away from bridges of Madison county

“He’s a bro — he’s a total dude,” said Jason Robert Brown, the “Bridges” composer, “in a way that can be very disorienting in a Broadway musical that does not have a broad population of brothers and dudes.”

“Now, in addition to being a guy who does television,” Mr. Brown added, “he has this other thing, which is he’s the star of a Broadway musical and he’s killing it. What can you do in the face of that, except surrender?” (x)