Brown Alumni Project — Edinburgh Fringe

We have singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (’90) to thank for getting this off the ground: “Together Apart” is “a collection of 10 mini musicals about one life-changing year” written, composed, directed-by, and starring Brown University alumni. Donations will benefit The Actors Fund.

Last summer a group of Brown musical theater alums got together for a Zoom reunion. From The Brown Daily Herald:

In August 2020, dozens of University musical theater alums gathered around their laptops, tablets and phones for a Zoom reunion including graduates from the early ’80s through the late ’90s. The call, which began with everyone sharing their kids’ ages and current occupations, quickly turned into everyone sharing memories from their time on College Hill. . .

“Because the people on the musical theater Zoom reunion were so animated … I thought, ‘This is a musical. This would be hilarious,’” said Loeb.

Over 100 Brown alumni wanted to participate after hearing Loeb’s concept. While live performances have returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, they will continue to offer a selection of streaming events.

The New York Times recommended “Together Apart” and other digital Fringe offerings:

The cast includes some big-name actors not really known for their musical prowess, so color us intrigued by Julie Bowen (’91), Josh Hamilton (’91) and JoBeth Williams (’70).

Together Apart runs through August 20. For a comprehensive cast list go to Times Square Chronicles.


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