’13 the Musical’ Netflix Adaptation Announces Full Cast
As previously reported, the Jason Robert Brown production, 13 the Musical, is coming to Netflix.
Deadline has just announced the new cast members that have completed the film adaptation’s principal cast– Josh Peck as Rabbi Shapiro, Peter Hermann as Joel Goldman, and Rhea Perlman as Grandma Ruth. They join previously announced cast member Debra Messing, together with the cast of young actors 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.
Tamra Davis is set to direct the movie musical, with Jason Robert Brown returning to write new music for the film. Robert Horn also returns to adapt the script based on the book he co-wrote with Dan Elish.
13 the Musical follows 12 year-old Evan Goldman as he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana after his parents get divorced. The musical is known for being the only Broadway musical to have a cast and a band composed entirely of teenagers. It was also Ariana Grande’s professional debut as she played the role of Charlotte the cheerleader.