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Vulture Festival: Bridges of Madison County Composer Jason Robert Brown Sings and Talks About Songwriting

We tried to cover as many mediums as possible in our inaugural Vulture Festival. Thanks to Jason Robert Brown, we were able to make sure musical theater was one of those mediums. The Tony Award–winning composer behind such hits as Parade, The Last Five Years, and the recent The Bridges of Madison County spoke with our theater critic, Jesse Green. Brown talked about the philosophy behind songwriting — theatrical and otherwise — and played some of his songs to illustrate his points. He also brought out singer Stephanie J. Block, who beautifully crooned a few tunes. Watch below!