What is your morning jam? You know what I mean. Your go to song when you are heading to work, the song you blast while getting ready for the day, or the song you set as your alarm because it is impossible to hate or, worse, sleep through.
A New Brain , written by the brilliant duo of William Finn and James Lapine, gives audiences life — even when telling a story that is mostly centered around death. I have never woken up in a hospital with a tumor, I have never felt stressed to write an award-winning song for an animated frog, etc. Through the love felt between Gordon and his mother, boyfriend, friends and even hospital nurses, I found myself smiling through the tears all the way through.
Though many of Finn's previous musicals were to some extent autobiographical, A New Brain dealt directly with his own harrowing experience with an arteriovenous malformation and the healing power of art. Finn wrote many of the songs soon after his release from the hospital. The musical premiered Off-Broadway in and has been revived in the U. A New Brain started as a "series of songs that Bill Finn wrote after he left the hospital", with a concert of those songs produced at The Public Theater. The musical was first produced Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center , with previews beginning on May 14, , and closed on October 11, The musical was presented as part of the Encores! The production included multiple rewrites by Finn and Lapine and was directed by Lapine. A new, updated cast recording has been recorded by the cast of the Encores! Off-Center production with the exception of Fogler, who was filming a movie in London at the time of the recording and was replaced by Christian Borle as Mr.
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