The show's run ended Aug. 25, and on Aug. 26 the cast reunited to be part of a one-night benefit at the Apollo Theatre for the National Youth Music Theatre at which Brown sang and played as well. The cast then went into London's Sphere Studios Aug. 27 to record the show. According to a press representative for the National Youth Music Theatre, Brown will mix and produce the album at his studio in L.A., and it is expected to be released and distributed internationally by his U.S. label Ghostlight Records.
13, for which he provided music and lyrics, premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. in 2007, and was subsequently presented in a new production at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in 2008, where it opened officially Oct. 5 and ran through Jan. 4, 2009, following an earlier run at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre.
The show revolves around "13-year-old Evan Goldman, who apparently 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 — to a small town in Indiana. Uprooted from his old life, he has to make new friends and somehow maneuver the minefield of High School to become part of the 'in-crowd.'"