EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has locked down the forged to its upcoming function adaptation of Broadway’s 13: The Musical.
The musical, which ran from October 2008 to January 2009 on the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre follows Evan Goldman (12) who following a transfer from NYC to small-town Indiana, grapples with his dad and mom’ divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the sophisticated social circles of a brand new college.
The Broadway model featured the primary and solely all-teenage forged and band and served as skilled debuts of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies. The musical has since been a well-liked manufacturing of highschool theater teams.
Of the 14 starring in 13: The Musical embrace Eli Golden (The Wizard of Lies), Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary (Black Is King, The Lion King, The Payne’s, Little), Frankie McNellis (Sony’s Honey Women, Black-ish), Lindsey Blackwell (The Change-Up), Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed (Disney Channel’s Simply Roll With It), Nolen Dubuc (Good Boys), Luke Islam (The Mighty Geese: Recreation Changers), Shechinah Mpumlwana (Uncorked, Blue’s Clues & You), Kayleigh Cerezo, Wyatt Moss (The Transfer), Liam Wignall, and Khiyla Aynne (Work It, Ponysitters Membership).
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Tony Award winner Robert Horn (Tootsie the Musical, Teen Seaside film) will adapt the script primarily based on the ebook he co-wrote with Dan Elish for the unique Broadway model of 13; 3x Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, who served because the composer and lyricist for the Broadway manufacturing, will compose new music; and Tamra Davis (Crossroads, Excessive College Musical: The Sequence, Slinky) hooked up to direct. Primetime Emmy winner Neil Meron, who produced Chicago and Hairspray, is producing 13. EPs are Davis, Horn, Brown, Mark Nicholson and Bob Boyett.
Golden is repped by CESD and Bercy Expertise. Uhl is repped by Buchwald, Harvest Expertise and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. McCrary is repped by UTA, Moxie, Inexperienced Room and Lawrence H. Katz. McNellis is represented by Take 3 and Mattie. Blackwell is repped by A3, J Pervis, and Vault Leisure. Reed is repped by AEFH and Stagecoach. Dubuc is repped by da Costa and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Islam is repped by Mara Leisure. Mpumlwana is repped by Newton-Landry. Aynne is repped by da Costa.
13: The Musical joins Netflix’s rising slate of live-action household films together with Skater Lady from first time director Manjari Makijany and He’s All That starring Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan directed by Mark Waters (Imply Women) . Latest releases embrace Discovering ‘Ohana, directed by Jude Weng (Recent Off the Boat) and starring Kea Peahu and Alex Aiono; Really feel the Beat, directed by Elissa Down (The Honor Checklist) and starring Sofia Carson; and 2019 comedy Tall Lady, directed by Nzingha Stewart (Little Fires In all places) and starring Ava Michelle.