Netflix sets cast for '13: The Musical' from Tony winner Robert Horn
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Netflix has finally set the cast for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, 13. The cast includes Eli Golden, Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo, Wyatt Moss, Liam Wignall, and Khiyla Aynne.
13: The Musical is being adapted into a family film for Netflix by Tony Award winner Robert Horn who is set to adapt the script based on the book he co-wrote with Dan Elish for the original Broadway version of 13; three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown to compose new music, and Tamra Davis attached to direct.
The logline of 13: The Musical is thus, "Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, Evan Goldman (12) grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school." The Broadway version featured the first and only all-teenager cast and band and served as professional debuts of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies. The musical has since been a popular production of high school theatre groups.
Tamra Davis, Jason Robert Brown, Mark Nicholson, Bob Boyett, Robert Horn will be serving as executive producers on the film while Neil Meron (Chicago, Hairspray) is set as the producer.