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Monthly Archives: October 2008

JRB Talkbacks at 13 October 21-23!


Hey y’all! You remember last week when I told you we needed to get people into the theater NOW, so we were offering $25 tickets? (If you don’t, click here for details.) Well, we’ve gotten an unbelievable response, but we’re still trying to make those weeknight shows a little fuller, so I offered to do a special event for three performances next week – and it still only costs $25 a ticket! After the 7 pm performances on October 21, 22, and 23, I’ll take the stage of the Jacobs Theatre with a couple of the amazing cast members, ourRead More »

See “13” for just $25 through November 3!


Hello, my wonderful fans and friends. You may have heard that my newest show, “13”, opened this week. We got a lot of wonderful reviews from the press, the audiences are really loving the show every night, and the cast is absolutely knocking it out of the park every single performance. I am as proud of “13” as I am of anything I have ever done in my entire career. It’s a show that has everything I want in a musical: sensational singing and dancing, wonderful comedy, a great big heart, and a real personal point of view. When youRead More »

Lucky “13” (Jewish Exponent, 10/8/08)


The Jewish Exponent, 10/8/08 Lucky ’13’ Teens teem on stage with a Bar Mitzvah in the balance Michael Elkin, Arts & Entertainment Editor The Jewish Exponent, October 8, 2008 Becoming “13”: Today you are a … musical? Bimah him up: Evan Goldman is having a meltdown that would drown a dripping ice-swan sculpture and curdle the cream cheese — and just about make chopped liver out of his chipper life. The Bar Mitzvah boy to be is about to celebrate turning 13 — which turns out to be the unluckiest number of all: His newly minted Manhattan manhood has becomeRead More »

Review: “13” has tween market to itself (H’wood Reporter, 10/7/08)


Broadway musical “13” has tween market to itself By Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter, Tue Oct 7, 2008 6:18am EDT NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – Broadway has plenty of shows for adults and several (nearly all of them courtesy of Disney) for young kids. But until now the tween market has largely been neglected, despite the mega-success of such musical acts as Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers. The musical “13,” which opened Sunday at the Jacobs, is an attempt to rectify that situation, and because the stage version of “High School Musical” is taking its sweet time getting here, “13”Read More »

Review: Musical Mazel Tov for Heartland Teens (NY Post, 10/6/08)


Musical Mazel Tov For Heartland Teens By BARBARA HOFFMAN New York Post, October 6, 2008 RATING: 3 out of 4 stars I can’t remember the last Broadway musical with a big Torah number. Then again, I can’t re member a leading man six years shy of legal drinking age. All that (and more) adds up to “13,” the disarmingly charming new musical that opened last night. With a raw, rousing score by Jason Robert Brown sung by a cast of 13- to 17-year-olds, it’s Sondheim for MySpacers – the perfect show for those too old for Disney, too young forRead More »