Will Jason Robert Brown Musical 13 Hit the Big Screen?
02 Oct 2013
Jason Robert Brown
The Jason Robert Brown-Dan Elish-Robert Horn musical 13, following a teenager who moves from New York City to small-town Indiana, may materialize on the big screen, according to Tony-winning composer Brown.
Brown, who sat down with WBAI radio host David Kenney, said in an interview, "There's still a long way to go before [The] Bridges [of Madison County] opens [on Broadway], and if Honeymoon in Vegas manages to take its step to Broadway after Paper Mill, then that will be consuming a lot of my time. And then there's the movie of 'The Last Five Years' coming out… I believe — knock on wood — that there will be a movie of 13 coming up maybe in the next year, so that's really thrilling to me."
As for other upcoming projects, Brown said he is adapting a piece with playwright Claudia Sheer and writing another piece with Marsha Norman, who penned the book for the Broadway-bound Bridges of Madison County.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.