Video of Jason Robert Brown talking about his musical 13 on halleonardbooks.com
Evan Goldman is two months from turning 13 years old, living happily in New York City, when his world is blown apart by his parents’ divorce, and he is dragged away from home to live with his mother in a small town in the Midwest. Facing a new life in a new place where the customs and culture are alien to him, Evan has to navigate who he wants to be versus who he really is, and see if he can make it through the fall without losing the best friends he’ll ever have.
About the Authors
JASON ROBERT BROWN (Los Angeles, CA) is the Tony Award–winning composer of the musical Parade, as well as The Last Five Years and Songs for a New World. He is also a pianist and singer and leader of the Caucasian Rhythm Kings. He is available for interview.
DAN ELISH (New York, NY) is the author of eight novels, including The Worldwide Dessert Contest (for kids), Nine Wives (for grown-up types), and Born Too Short, which won a 2004 International Reading Association Students’ Choice Award.
A 20-year veteran of TV and film, ROBERT HORN (Los Angeles, CA) has written and/or produced such series as Designing Women, Living Single, and High Society, as well as the screenplay for Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure for Disney.
13: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
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