The score for 13, A New Musical was recorded over Labor Day weekend. The recording — now available at your favorite digital online music source, such as iTunes, or at the Ghostlight website — is produced by Jeffrey Lesser and composer Brown and executive produced by Ghostlight president Kurt Deutsch and Bill Rosenfield.
The cast album will be available at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where the musical is scheduled to open Oct. 5 after previews from Sept. 16, shortly. The CD will arrive in stores in time for the holiday season. No official in-store date has been announced.
Visit http://www.sh-k-boom.com/13.shtml for digital download instructions. Final track listing for 13 is as follows:
1. 13/PERFECT PARTY
2. THE LAMEST PLACE IN THE WORLD
3. HEY KENDRA
4. GET ME WHAT I NEED
5. WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A FRIEND
6. ALL HAIL THE BRAIN / TERMINAL ILLNESS
7. GETTING READY
8. ANY MINUTE
9. HERE I COME
11. BAD BAD NEWS
12. TELL HER
13. IT CAN'T BE TRUE
14. IF THAT'S WHAT IT IS
15. A LITTLE MORE HOMEWORK
16. BRAND NEW YOU
Ghostlight previously recorded Brown's The Last Five Years and his solo CD, "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes."
13 features a score by Tony winner Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Jeremy Sams directs with choreography by Christopher Gattelli and musical direction by Tom Kitt.
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, Corey J. Snide and the on-stage teen band members are 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).
According to the producers, "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."
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.
For more information visit http://www.13themusical.com.