First Date's Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner Pen Score for 13 Going On 30 Musical | Playbill

Readings and Workshops First Date's Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner Pen Score for 13 Going On 30 Musical

A workshop of the new musical, featuring a book by screenwriters Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, will be held in the U.K.

Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner Joseph Marzullo/WENN

A two-week workshop of the new musical 13 Going On 30, based on the film of the same name, will be held next month at the Battersea Arts Centre in the U.K.

Four script-in-hand public performances will be held October 25-28 with casting to be announced.

The new musical features a book by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, who penned the film's screenplay, and a score by First Date's Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary. Andy Fickman directs.

The romantic film, which co-starred Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo, follows Jenna Rink, an adorably awkward 13-year-old girl who wishes she could skip over the horrors of middle school.

Goldsmith and Yuspa said in a joint statement, “When we poured our middle school pain into the movie 13 Going On 30, we never quite imagined it would stick around to this day as a rom-com parents show their kids, a Halloween costume, a scene in an Ariana Grande music video, and a teen sleepover staple. Now we’re thrilled to be bringing our pain across the pond with 13 Going On 30 The Musical. It’s been endlessly fun working with ROYO, Todd Garner, Revolution Studios, composer-lyricists Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, and director Andy Fickman to reinvent this story for the London stage. We can’t wait for a new generation to grab some Razzles and feel 30, flirty, and thriving.”

Casting for the adult company is by Will Burton for Grindrod & Burton Casting, and casting for the children is by Keston and Keston.

The workshop precedes an expected full production in summer 2025.

For ticket information click here.

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!