Free tickets for the 8 PM performance were made available to theatregoers ages 13-18 through the musical's official website: 13fans.com. Producers of the new musical, which begins previews Sept. 16, have also opened up the dress rehearsal to students from schools in the tri-state area.
Parents and chaperones of 13 fans who won a free ticket are provided a special discount and priority seating at Planet Hollywood, in addition to a discount offer to return to see 13.
Opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs is Oct. 5.
Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by award-winning children's author Dan Elish ("Born Too Short, Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case") and veteran writer for TV and film Robert Horn ("Designing Women"), 13, A New Musical is directed by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Sams and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific).
The cast features Al Calderon as Eddie, Eamon Foley as Richie, Caitlin Gann as Molly, Ariana Grande as Charlotte, Aaron Simon Gross as Archie, Elizabeth Egan Gillies as Lucy, Malik Hammond as Malcolm, Joey La Varco as Simon, Delaney Moro as Kendra, Eric M. Nelsen as Brett, Graham Phillips as Evan, Allie Trimm as Patrice, Brynn Williams as Cassie. Also in the cast are Riley Costello, Henry Hodges, Mary Claire Miskell, Liana Ortiz, Max Schneider and Corey J. Snide. The onstage teen band comprises Lexi Bodick on bass, Zac Coe on percussion, Adam Michael Kaufman on keyboard, Zach Page on guitar, Chris Raymond on guitar, Charlie Rosen (swing musician).
"Evan Goldman 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.' A grown-up story about growing up, featuring the only all-teenage cast ever to hit Broadway! With an explosive score by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it," read press notes for 13.
13 features scenic and costume design by David Farley, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Jon Weston. Tom Kitt serves as musical director.
The musical is produced on Broadway by Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Tim Levy, Stacey Mindich, Jane Bergère, Broadway Across America, Ken Davenport, Ted Hartley, Sharon Karmazin, Carl Moellenberg, Jamie Lightstone/Nina Keneally, Tom Miller/True Love Productions, Olympus Theatricals, Center Theatre Group in association with Shorenstein Hays Nederlander and The Araca Group.
Tickets for 13, A New Musical can be purchased through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com.
For more information, cast videos and a free download of the title track, visit 13theMusical.