Songs for a New World is an intimate, four-actor rock musical about the universal human experience of slamming into an unexpected obstacle (like a pandemic!) as all the rules suddenly change around us. From Jews fleeing Spain for the New World, to Martin Luther King Jr. sitting in a jail cell, to a woman out on the ledge of her Manhattan highrise apartment building, to a chronically unsatisfied Mrs. Claus, this brilliant, complex show comes at this same human experience from all angles, from people in different times and places, but all of them facing some new world. Never before has a show become so powerfully relevant so long after its debut, but today it feels like it was written just for a post-pandemic America. With music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, the show had a limited run off Broadway in 1995. New Line produced the show in 1998 to rave reviews.