Being a teenager is tough. Evan Goldman is no exception to this fact. Nearing the tender age of 13, Evan is dealing with quite a bit including his parents’ divorce and a big move from New York City to small-town Indiana with his Mom. In 13 the Musical we see Evan thrown into a new environment, he must now navigate crushes, nasty rumors, cool kids, and a little more homework as his big Bar Mitzvah approaches.
Throughout 13 the Musical’s 105 performances on Broadway between 2008-2009, the show became the first and only show to feature an all teenager cast and band. It also marked the professional debuts of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies. Which is pretty damn cool.
Over the years, 13 has since been a popular production of high school theater groups. And now, according to an exclusive from Deadline, 13 is getting the good ol’ Netflix adaption as a family film. Tamra Davis is set to direct with Tony award winner Robert Horn set to adapt the script based on the book he co-wrote with Dan Elish. The film will also feature the musical’s original composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown who is composing new music.
No release date has been announced. Nor has any casting been confirmed, however fans on social media have shown interest in getting a cameo from 13 veterans Grande or Gillies. Which I would personally love as well.
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