Jason Robert Brown's 13 Coming to the Big Screen?
Composer Jason Robert Brown has a lot on his plate, with Honeymoon in Vegas currently playing at Paper Mill Playhouse and The Bridges of Madison County coming to Broadway in early 2014, and even more is coming soon. Brown revealed in a recent radio interview with David Kenney that his 2008 musical 13 is heading to the big screen.
When asked about his upcoming projects, Brown repsponded: "I believe, knock on wood, that there will be a movie of 13 coming up- maybe in the next year. That's really thrilling for me."
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13 is a musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.
The musical opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on September 16, 2008 in previews, with an official opening on October 5, 2008 and closed on January 4, 2009 after 105 performances and 22 previews. The director and choreographer were as at Goodspeed, and most of the Broadway cast was also in the Goodspeed production (except Moro, Hammond and Williams). There is a teen band, as in prior productions. This production received one Drama Desk Awardnomination, for Outstanding Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.