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Monthly Archives: March 2009



Karen Pogorelc writes: I have a suggestion/comment. My daughters and I saw 13 in NY, in December. We really enjoyed the show. We were disappointed with the exclusion of “Opportunity” from the show. The song is fantastic. I also thought the show should have had an intermission. With the inclusion of “Opportunity”, you could definitely have had that intermission. We just purchased the Hal Leonard vocal selections of 13, and “Opportunity” was not included in the book. Will that piece be available to purchase? Are you restoring that song to the show? I work for a local theater group, andRead More »

JRB at Birdland 3/31-4/4!


Oh yes, people, it’s time for the Annual Spring Hysteria at Birdland, and I hope you’ll be coming! You’ve got five nights to choose from next week, and they’ll all be packed with the usual brand of ludicrously enthusiastic caterwauling that Jim Caruso calls “entertainment.” From March 31 – April 4, we’ll be raising a ruckus at the House That Jazz Built Back When Jazz Could Still Build Things. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights, my guest singer will be the luminous Lauren Kennedy, who’ll be singing from The Last Five Years, Honeymoon In Vegas, and her album Songs ofRead More »

Broadway’s 13 to Make Regional Debut in Houston


Adam Hetrick’s article here. Broadway’s 13 to Make Regional Debut at Theatre Under the Stars By Adam Hetrick Playbill Online, 23 Mar 2009 A revised production of 13, the recent teen-targeted Broadway musical from Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, will receive its first post-Broadway production at Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars in September. The TUTS production, running Sept. 10-12, will follow the blueprint of the Broadway incarnation of 13, which employed a cast and band composed of teens. Auditions will be held in Houston April 25-26 for actors and for young musicians on April 26 and May 3. Prior toRead More »