Songs for a New World is a work of musical theatre written and composed by Jason Robert Brown. Brown and director Daisy Prince put together songs he had written for other venues and events, resulting in “neither musical play nor revue, it is closer to a theatrical song cycle.
Songs for a New World premiered in the UK in 2001, at the Bridewell Theatre in a production directed by Clive Paget. The cast consisted of Golda Rosheuvel, Craig Purnell, Sarah Redmond and Nigel Richards.
The first professional revival in New York was staged in October 2008 at the Chernuchin Theatre, featuring a 14-member youth ensemble in addition to the four principal performers. The production was directed by Debbie Slevin
The show continues to be popular among amateur theatre groups with performances across Australia, the US and the UK.