Netflix will release its screen version of the 2008 Broadway musical 13 August 12, with the soundtrack set to release on digital and streaming platforms the same day from Ghostlight Records and Atlantic Records. Get a first listen to "Brand New You" from the upcoming release above, and pre-order the soundtrack here.
Adapted from the stage musical with a score by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, 13: The Musical is directed by Tamra Davis and includes three new songs, all penned by Brown.
Eli Golden leads the cast as Evan Goldman, a 12-year-old who finds himself forced to move from NYC to Indiana just as he's getting ready to throw the perfect bar mitzvah. The cast also includes Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Broadway The Lion King alum Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo, Willow Moss, Liam Wignall, and Khiyla Aynne.
New to the mix for 13's screen version are some adult characters, played by Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, and Peter Hermann.
The musical premiered in Los Angeles in 2007, going on to bow on Broadway the following year. The production marked the first—and to date, only—musical to feature a cast and band comprising entirely teenagers. Among the company were a young Graham Phillips, Allie Trimm, and Ariana Grande.
The release is the latest in Netflix's growing catalog of stage-to-screen projects, joining screen adaptations of The Prom and tick, tick...BOOM! and the upcoming Emma Thompson-led Matilda. The streamer is also currently developing a movie version of the Off-Broadway musical The Legend of Georgia McBride and a limited series based on the long-running Broadway musical A Chorus Line.