Jason Robert Brown's 13 Being Made into a Movie Musical for Netflix

Source: | Posted: September 20 2019 @ 5:07 pm

Songs for A New World writer and composer Jason Robert Brown makes an appearance.

The 2008 Broadway musical 13, penned by Tony-winning theater makers Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County) and Robert Horn (Tootsie), is being adapted into a film for Netflix, according to Deadline. Tamra Davis will direct the screen version, which is expected to schedule a release date soon.

Robert Horn
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The fan-favorite musical comedy follows 13-year-old Evan Goldman, who 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 maneuver his way through the minefield of high school to become part of the "in" crowd.

With a book by Horn (who will pen the screen adaptation) and Dan Elish and a score by Brown, 13 played 105 performances at Broadway's Jacobs Theatre from 2008-2009, in a production directed by Jeremy Sams and boasting a cast that included Graham Phillips and Ariana Grande.

Casting for the Netflix film will be announced at a later date. Till then, look back at the recording session for ...

Odds & Ends: Boys in the Band's Andrew Rannells & Tuc Watkins to Reunite on Black Monday & More

Source: | Posted: September 20 2019 @ 4:18 pm

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today.

Boys in the Band's Andrew Rannells & Tuc Watkins to Reunite on Black Monday
We love a reunion! Tuc Watkins and Andrew Rannells, who played lovers Hank and Larry in the Tony-winning Broadway staging of The Boys in the Band, will take to the small screen together on the second season of Showtime's Black Monday, according to Deadline.  Watkins has booked a guest arc as a Republican congressman alongside Rannells in the series-regular role of Blair Pfaff; Black Monday follows the aftermath of the 1987 stock market crash. A second-season start date will be announced soon.

Casting Set for Stephen Adly Guirgis' Upcoming World Premiere Play
Casting is here for Halfway B**ches Go Straight to Heaven, a new play by Pulitzer-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy), set to appear in a world premiere co-production with Atlantic Theater Company and LAByrinth Theater Company this fall. John Ortiz will direct the new play—which follows the inner workings of a women's halfway house in New York City—set to begin previews on November 14 and open on December 9 at the Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater. The cast will include ...

Derrick Davis on 'Carrying the Mantle' as the First Phantom of Color on The Phantom of the Opera Tour

Source: | Posted: September 20 2019 @ 3:29 pm

Derrick Davis in The Phantom of the Opera (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Derrick Davis is currently playing the music of the night across the country as the title character on The Phantom of the Opera national tour. Davis is thrilled to be part of the tour, which offers a new staging of the musical. "It feels like a dream come true," he said to Ryan Lee Gilbert in a recent interview on's #LiveAtFive. "This production is stunning. It captures the mood and the time and everything so perfectly. The audience is completely transported; it's magical."

Playing the Phantom is a full-circle moment for Davis because The Phantom of the Opera was teh first show he saw. "My parents took me to see it as a kid," he said. "Like so many people in the United States that I've come to meet, it was the show that introduced me to musical theater. I didn't even clock the idea that I could play the Phantom for years and years because it hasn't traditionally been held by a person of color, but this creative team is genius and opened up the possibilities."

Norm Lewis made history by becoming the ...

See Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman Get Ready for The Sound Inside to Open on Broadway

Source: | Posted: September 20 2019 @ 2:32 pm

Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker joins fresh talent Will Hochman in Adam Rapp's New York premiere of The Sound Inside, which centers on accomplished professor Bella Baird and her mysterious student. On September 20, Parker, Hochman, Rapp and director David Cromer met the press at Studio 54, where the production is officially scheduled to open on October 17. Take a look at the photos, and then experience this intriguing play through January 12, 2020!

See Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman in Broadway's The Sound Inside at Studio 54 through January 12, 2020!

See Clips of Eileen Atkins & Jonathan Pryce in Broadway's The Height of the Storm

Source: | Posted: September 20 2019 @ 2:02 pm

In Florian Zeller's acclaimed work The Height of the Storm, Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce play a couple 50 years into their marriage.

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