Posted on August 14, 2008 at 3:52 pm
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The complete teenage cast and teenage band was announced today for 13, A New Musical, with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years). The 13 talented performers that will star in the Broadway musical include Al Calderon as Eddie, Eamon Foley as Richie, Caitlin Gann as Molly, Ariana Grande as Charlotte, Aaron Simon Gross as Archie, Elizabeth Gillies as Lucy, Malik Hammond as Malcolm, Joey La Varco as Simon, Delaney Moro as Kendra, Eric Nelsen as Brett, Graham Phillips as Evan, Allie Trimm as Patrice, Brynn Williams as Cassie. Meet the lucky 13 at www.13themusical.com.
13, A New Musical begins previews on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 and officially opens at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) on Sunday, October 5, 2008. With a book by award winning children’s author & songwriter Dan Elish (“Born Too Short, Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case”) and veteran writer for TV and film Robert Horn (“Designing Women”), 13, A New Musical is directed by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Sams (The Sound of Music in the West End) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific). Tom Kitt (High Fidelity) is the Music Director.
Also in the cast are Riley Costello, Henry Hodges, Mary Claire Miskell, LiAna Ortiz, Max Schneider, Corey Snide and the onstage teen band members are Lexi Bodick on Bass, Zac Coe on Percussion, Adam Kaufman on Keyboard, Zach Page on Guitar, Chris Raymond on Guitar, and Charlie Rosen (Swing Musician).
Evan Goldman has it all – he’s popular, has the perfect family and lives in the greatest city in the world – New York. That is until his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move with his Mom… to Indiana. Uprooted from his old life, he has to make new friends and somehow manoeuvre his way through the minefield of High School to become part of the “in-crowd”. A grown-up story about growing up, featuring the only all-teenage cast ever to hit Broadway! With an explosive score by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 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.
The production features scenic & costume design by Tony Nominee David Farley (2008’s Sunday in the Park with George), lighting design by Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt (The Coast of Utopia Part I) and sound design by Jon Weston (The Color Purple).
13, A New Musical earned the LA Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Production and Best Musical Score for its world premiere production at Center Theatre Group/The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles (December 22, 2006 – February 18, 2007) and enjoyed a successful run at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT (May 8, 2008 – June 9, 2008).
The musical is produced on Broadway by Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Tim Levy, Stacey Mindich, Jane Bergère, Broadway Across America, Ken Davenport, Ted Hartley, Sharon Karmazin, Carl Moellenberg, Jamie Lightstone/Nina Keneally, Tom Miller/True Love Productions, Olympus Theatricals, Center Theatre Group in association with Shorenstein Hays Nederlander and The Araca Group.
Tickets for 13, A New Musical can be purchased through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com. The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) box office will open on Monday, August 25th, 2008. For more information, cast videos and a free download of the title track, visit: www.13themusical.com.