Production History

Evan Goldman has six weeks to go before he turns 13, and after an idyllic childhood in New York City, he’s just been uprooted and brought to Appleton, Indiana with his mother. He has one mission: get all the cool kids in school to come to his Bar Mitzvah, or else spend the rest of his academic career banished to the land of the Geeks. “13″ is a show about finding out who you are, finding out what you need, and finding out what’s really important. Book by Dan Elish, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Todd Graff, choreography by Michele Lynch, and musical direction by David O, and featuring a cast of thirteen 13-year-olds and a six-piece teenage rock band. Opened at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA in 2006; opened at the Jacobs Theatre on Broadway, NYC, on October 5, 2008; West End premiere will be August 22 at the Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue in London.

Reviews:

“13″ – NYMT at the Apollo Shaftesbury 2012-08-23
The Stage
Mark Shenton

The Kids are Alright in ’13′ 2007-01-15
The Orange County Register
Paul Hodgins

’13′ In Tune with Teens 2007-01-14
Variety
Bob Verini

Review: 13 2007-01-08
Variety
Bob Verini

Will ’13′ Be Lucky? 2007-01-04
Jewish Journal
Naomi Pfefferman

The Age for the Stage 2007-01-04
Daily News
Evan Henerson

PLAYBILL.COM’S BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Playbill
Robert Simonson

All Over the Map 2006-12-18
Theatre Mania
Michael Portantiere