Music Theatre International is licensing the musical, which features a score by Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. The new musical, which explores 12-year-old Evan Goldman's "struggle between being popular and being himself," played Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Sept. 16, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009. A novel version of the musical, by Brown and Elish, is also now available. The young adult novel, according to press notes, "remains faithful to the plot of the musical while opening up the world of the characters, giving fans of the show new insights, and exposing others to the story for the first time."
Fans of the musical can also expect a new cast recording, which reflects the final version of the show, later this fall. The new disc will also feature two demo recordings of cut songs sung by composer Brown and nine karaoke tracks. Sh-K-Boom Records will release the disc.
The original cast album from Ghostlight Records was released through digital services Sept. 30, 2008 and in stores Nov. 25, 2008.