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Mazel Tov! Jason Robert Brown Might Be Making a Movie of His Bar Mitzvah Musical 13

Mazel Tov! Jason Robert Brown Might Be Making a Movie of His Bar Mitzvah Musical 13
Jason Robert Brown
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Jason Robert Brown revealed that a movie version of his musical '13' in the works.

Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown has just experienced bringing his first musical to the screen with the forthcoming movie adaptation of The Last Five Years, but in a new interview, Brown revealed that his short-lived musical 13 could find its way into movie theaters as early as next year.

In an interview with WBAI’s David Kenney, Brown spoke of his excitement about the possibility of 13 reaching the silver screen. "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," said Brown. The composer previously announced in 2010 that he had written a screenplay based on his 2008 musical about a small-town Jewish boy preparing for his impending bar mitzvah, and was shopping it to studios.

What else is on the slate for Brown? The man behind Parade and Songs for a New World has a slew of upcoming projects, including Broadway's forthcoming The Bridges of Madison County, the Broadway-aimed Honeymoon in Vegas and the upcoming movie adaptation of The Last Five Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

You can listen to the entire radio conversation, where Brown goes in-depth about Honeymoon, The Last Five Years movie and The Bridges of Madison County here.

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