54 Below, Broadway’s premiere Supper Club is hosting two legendary MTI authors in November.  Martin Charnin (ANNIE) and Jason Robert Brown (LAST 5 YEARS, PARADE, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 13) will share their unique talents at  multiple performances in the popular Times Square venue.     54 Below presents a dazzling new musical revue, [...]


Filichia Features: A Lucky 13

by Peter Filichia on July 8, 2013

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“My name is Evan Goldman” are the first words said by the leading man of 13. Here, at the Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska, the line is stated unequivocally by Erick Patrick of Olathe South High School in Olathe, Kansas. A half-century ago, Patrick’s saying the line would have been met with sounds of astonishment [...]

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Have you ever seen a new show on Broadway that you absolutely LOVED only to hear that a month later it has closed? All too often amazing shows have shorter lives than we may feel they deserve. The reality is, to succeed on Broadway a show has to appeal to a massively wide audience and [...]

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David Bell has always had a special appreciation and love for music. He clearly remembers being introduced to his first 45 record at the age of six, and teaching himself how to play the drums from listening to those records. Bell recalls, “I was exposed to a variety of music because there were always albums [...]

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Choosing the right show for your high school students to perform can be a bit of a challenge. You must consider the decision from so many different angles: the size of your budget, the scope of your audience, the access to props, sets, and costumes, the number, gender and experience of your students, and, of [...]


Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is once again proud to present composer JASON ROBERT BROWN in concert for four nights on Sunday, March 14 at 7pm and Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm. These concerts are part of the long-running Broadway at Birdland concert series, which highlights performers and composers from the Great White Way on the [...]


As the new academic year begins, MTI is pleased to announce that 13 is fully available for licensing!  With a funny and honest book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn and an energetic pop rock score by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years), the musical explores 12-year-old Evan Goldman’s struggle [...]