Netflix has confirmed the release date for its 13 The Musical film adaptation!
The 2008 Broadway show features music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown with a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn.
It tells the story of Evan Goldman who, about to turn 13 and preparing for his bar mitzvah, struggles with the move to a new school in the wake of his parents’ divorce.
13 The Musical release date
13 The Musical will be available to stream on Netflix from 12 August 2022 at 8AM UK time.
The cast will feature 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.
Also on the cast are Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, Peter Hermann and Debra Messing.
Horn writes the screenplay while Brown has composed new songs. Direction will come from Tamra Davis.
A full synopsis shares: “Following his parents’ divorce, 12-year-old Evan Goldman uproots from New York City with his mother Jessica. With his Bar Mitzvah fast approaching, Evan is devastated that he must leave all his friends, his father and his rabbi behind.
“But upon arriving at his grandmother’s house in small-town Walkerton, Indiana, he hatches a plan to win new friends by turning his Bar Mitzvah into the coolest party ever.
“As an outsider navigating the complicated social circles of his new school, Evan quickly finds out he’s not the only one grappling with the all too familiar anxieties of eighth grade.
“While his new friends Patrice and Archie fret over the fate of the planet and unrequited love, respectively, popular cheerleader Lucy desperately plots to stave off a first kiss between her crush Brett and best friend Kendra.
“To make matters worse, Evan invites the popular kids to his party—who aren’t fans of Patrice. With these competing interests in play, Evan faces the impossible task of bringing everyone happily together in time for his party, or else risk social ruin.
“Suddenly, turning 13 isn’t looking as good as it’s cracked up to be.”
The original musical held its world premiere in Los Angeles in 2007 before transferring to Broadway a year later running for just over 100 performances.
The production was notable for its all teenage cast and and band, plus featuring the professional debuts of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies.
13 ran in the West End in 2012 at the Apollo Theatre with a West End Cast Recording released.