Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown with continue his SubCulture Artist-in-Residency concert series virtually this month. SubCulture co-founder Marc Kaplan announced today that the concert will be free to watch while viewers are encouraged to donate money to assist the SubCulture staff and musicians during the Covid-19 crisis. The concert will be available on the SubCulture Facebook page and Vimeo Live Stream.
SubCultures first virtual concert will premiere on Monday, April 27th at 8PM EST and Jason Robert Brown will be joined by special guests Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean. Grande made her Broadway debut in Brown's 2008 musical 13, and this concert will mark her first Residency appearance. Bean, who is considered the foremost interpreter of Brown's work, returns to the Residency for the fifth time. Both Grande and Bean will be performing from the comfort of their own homes.
“What I have missed and mourned the most over these last extraordinary weeks has been my ability to connect with music – to play and sing with other musicians, and to feel the audience responding,”Brown said. “Every month for the past five years, I’ve been able to do just that at SubCulture, working with the best musicians and singers I know to make music together for a smart, involved and joyful audience in a place that’s come to feel like a second home. Sitting here watching the news go by, I had to do something, I had to figure out some way to let these notes and words in my head come out and be shared with my collaborators and my audience, and so, here we are. All of us in our homes, making music however and whenever we can, with an amazing team to help pull it all together, and two of the greatest singers on the planet Earth: the patron saint of the SubCulture Residency, Shoshana Bean, and Grammy-winner, icon and total theater nerd Ariana Grande. We’ve put together a show about what we’ve lost, what we’ve discovered and what we’re grateful for, and I can’t wait to share it with you.”
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