London Revival of John and Jen With Rachel Tucker Sets DVD Release

London Revival of John and Jen With Rachel Tucker Sets DVD Release

The live capture of Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald's musical John & Jen, filmed live in London, will be released on DVD next year.

This announcement follows our exclusive story from last week that Liberator films will release the London revival of Anything Goes with Sutton Foster on DVD and Blu-Ray early next year.

John & Jen offers an intimate look at the complexities of familial relationships in a changing America. Set in both 1985 and 2005, the musical follows brother and sister John & Jen who were born seven years apart but are completely inseparable. 

Liberator Films, a production house from director-producer Austin Shaw, produces the DVD release. Recent releases from the studio include Kinky Boots the Musical42nd streetThe Wind in the WillowsAn American in Paris, and West End musical From Here to Eternity.

Here's everything we know about the upcoming DVD release of John and Jen:



The live recording of John & Jen, by Bray Productions and Stage2View productions (Liberator Film Studios), captures the London revival which was heavily revised since the show's original Off-Broadway production. The musical is an emotional rollercoaster of a musical that explores the dynamics of family relationships.

Filmed in the summer of 2021 at the Southwark Playhouse in London, the worldwide premiere of the new production stars Olivier Award-nominee Rachel Tucker (Come From Away, Wicked) and Lewis Cornay (The Book of Mormon).

John & Jen will be released on DVD March 14, 2023 from Liberator Films for a retail price of $16.95.  The DVD will be classified as "Region 1" and runs 102 minutes. No Blu-Ray release is planned at this time.

The film is directed by Austin Shaw (42nd Street: The MusicalAnything GoesAn American in Paris) with orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown (13, The Last 5 Years) and Andrew Lippa.



The filmed musical starts off in 1985 with John and Jen, brother and sister, who were born seven years apart and grow up together totally inseparable. Jen makes a "forever pact" with her little brother to always protect him against anything and anyone, including their own dad.

The production fast forwards to 2005, where Jen lives alone in Canada with her baby boy whom she has named John, a living memorial to the brother she failed to protect. The beautiful and haunting score emotionally captures the zeitgeist of contemporary America.

When announcing the live capture of the musical, Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald said, "This new London-born production of "John & Jen" has been gloriously captured on film and forever captured our hearts. You'll see, when Rachel Tucker and Lewis Cornay inhabit our musical, just how deeply two great singing actors can move, inspire, and entertain. Powerfully directed on stage by Guy Retallack and masterfully filmed by Austin Shaw, this production of "John & Jen" will help the show reach a new audience of families and musical theater lovers, and we couldn't be happier."