Ghostlight Records Releases New Ariana Grande Single 'Brand New You' from Jason Robert Brown's 13
Ghostlight Records will release the two-track single by pop sensation Ariana Grande from the Broadway show 13 - The Musical. Grande made her acting debut in the 2008 Broadway production, which has music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Fans of the chart-topping singer can hear her earliest recorded work as the songs "Brand New You" and "A Little More Homework" are now available together for the first time on iTunes here. A special new lyric video of "Brand New You" is available on YouTube here. The full original Broadway cast recording of 13 - The Musical, as well as the London cast recording, is available from Ghostlight Records. Since its Broadway premiere, the show has had over a thousand productions around the world and is being developed as a movie musical by CBS Films.
13 - The Musical is a grown-up story about growing up! When his parents get divorced and he's forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year: easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumors. With an unforgettable rock score from composer Jason Robert Brown, the show is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. 13 - The Musical premiered at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, California in 2007 before opening on Broadway in 2008.
JASON ROBERT BROWN has composed music and lyrics for Songs for a New World, Parade (Tony Award, Best Score), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk Awards, Music and Lyrics), 13, The Bridges of Madison Country (Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations) and Honeymoon In Vegas (now in previews on Broadway). As a pianist and singer, Jason has toured the world with his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, and his solo album Wearing Someone Else's Clothes was on Amazon.com's 100 Best list. Mr. Brown conducted the National Symphony in his orchestral piece The Trumpet of the Swan (written with Marsha Norman). In 2015, the film of The Last Five Years will arrive in theaters. Jason has taught musical theatre performance and composition at USC and is an Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University. He directed 13 in the West End and the 2013 production of The Last Five Years Off-Broadway at Second Stage. Jason lives in New York with his wife, composer Georgia Stitt, and their two daughters. www.jasonrobertbrown.com
Ghostlight Records also has recorded Brown's scores for The Bridges of Madison County, The Last Five Years (both the 2002 original and 2013 Revival) and his solo album Wearing Someone Else's Clothes Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the upcoming film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
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