Sunday, January 07, 2007

Jason Robert Brown + Mark Taper Forum = 13

Jason Robert Brown + Mark Taper Forum = 13

This afternoon marks the world premiere opening for 13, Jason Robert Brown's new musical about teenage life in Appleton, Indiana. Boasting an all-teenage cast and band, 13 is scheduled to play the Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center in Los Angeles through February 18.

This is an exciting development for Brown fans, who once were told by the composer that he wasn't quite sure he would write again, despite outstanding efforts on such works as Parade -- for which he won a Tony -- and his intensely personal The Last Five Years.

Michele Lynch, whose choreography can currently be seen on Broadway in The Coast Of Utopia, handles the same responsibilities for 13.

We'll find out tomorrow whether Brown still has the magic touch as critics weigh-in. I'll provide a capsule on Monday.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
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At 08 January, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Post Script:

I've been searching for reviews of "13" and have yet to find any. Please rest assured that when I do, I'll report on the notices.



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