Netflix is adapting the Broadway musical 13 into a family film with three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown composing new music and Tony winner Robert Horn (Tootsie) to adapt the script based on the book he co-wrote with Dan Elish. Tamra Davis is attached to direct.
The musical follows young Evan Goldman as he moves from New York City to small-town Indiana. While grappling with his parents’ divorce, he prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. The Broadway version which ran for a 105 performances between 2008-2009 featured the first and only all-teenager cast and band and marked the professional debuts of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies. The musical has since been a popular production of high school theater groups. The original production of 13 premiere at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in January 2007.
Ghostlight will release Legrand Affair (Deluxe Edition) from Tony Award-nominated singer, actress and writer Melissa Errico on Friday, November 8. The highlight of this special release is the last song Legrand wrote before passing away earlier this year, “I Haven’t Thought Of This In Quite A While.” The lyrics are by Alan & Marilyn Bergman, and never performed or heard by anyone until now. Errico will celebrate the album release with concerts from November 7 to 9 at 7:00 PM at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Actor Sir Ben Kingsley, CEO Michael David Heller, and U.K. TV Star Rachel Riley will be honored at The Algemeiner’s Jewish 100 Gala on Thursday September 26, 2019 at Gotham Hall in New York City. The Gala celebrates the J100 list; 100 significant individuals who positively influence Jewish life.
Slash, co-writers/directors/actors Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey bring the newest iteration of their “pop feminist tour de force” (Office) to Ars Nova for a workshop performance directed by John Cameron Mitchell.
Tuesday, October 1 @ 8PM
A Peace Day Party happened in Times Square, Duffy Square Park, in front of the bleachers, stage 46th street from 10am-2pm, on Saturday. Richie Havens sang as the following all participated. Al Smith, Delaney, Indiggo Twins, From Canada (Ivy Reiss, Esta, Lera Salt), Peter Jam, Shiang-Jiun Chen & Dancers, Children’s Fashion Show for Peace with their own designs and sewing, Katya Grineva & Byron Duckwall, May Peace Prevail on Earth & the flags of the world, Animodules, Hugg–a- Planets representing Mother Earth, Everyone & our plant and animal kingdoms, Clear Channel Outdoor, New York City Parks, Times Square Alliance, Dr. Kazuko, Proclamations New York State, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Sarabeth, BeTerrific, Peace Organizations, Claire Diab, Reverend Paul Sladkus, Michael Fitzpatrick and Rami INVOCATION OF THE EARTH, Winnie the Dog representing our Animal Kingdom, Georgia Fumanti, Papa Guyo & Days of Wild performing the music of Sly & the Family Stone & others, along with Juma Sultan and Gerardo Velez the original Hendrix Band Members at Woodstock 69 and the Jimi Hendrix Foundation, many nonprofits Peace, Love & HOPE Organizations