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  • Will ‘13’ Be Lucky?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In Jason Robert Brown's new rock musical, "13," the 13-year-old characters stand in a semicircle, staring bewilderedly at scraps of parchment.

    The teenagers in this show, which has its world premiere Jan. 7 at the Mark Taper Forum downtown, are non-Jewish students at a middle...

  • Composer Draws Show Inspiration From Failure

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jason Robert Brown began his musical, The Last Five Years, about a doomed relationship, while in the midst of his own messy divorce seven years ago. Back then, Brown, like the show's fictional husband, was a "young, ambitious Jewish kid from New York" with a non-Jewish actress wife,...