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Jason Robert Brown: Ten Questions
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Jason Robert Brown, composer

1What was your most memorable theatrical experience as a child?

I played Banquo in a fourth-grade production of Macbeth, and as I lay sprawled on stage after being murdered, the curtain swept in, and the audience and I realized at the same time that my left arm remained downstage of the curtain. I then made the rookie mistake of withdrawing my arm in excruciating slow motion, inch by grueling inch, to increasing laughter from the crowd.


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Jason Robert Brown

is the composer and lyricist of, among other things, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, and Parade, the 2023 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival.