Netflix to adapt Broadway musical 13
September 23, 2019
Broadway hit 13: The Musical is being adapted into a family film for Netflix, with three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown to compose new music; Tony Award winner Robert Horn to adapt the script based on the book he co-wrote with Dan Elish; and Tamra Davis attached to direct.
The musical tells the story of young Evan Goldman grappling with his parents’ divorce as he moves from New York to Indiana, and prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah whilst navigating 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.