Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s 13: The Musical Movie | The Broadway Buzz

Eli Golden and the cast of “13: The Musical”
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The film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s Broadway musical 13: The Musical is almost here, and now we can take a first look at it thanks to the trailer that has just been released. The film will have its world premiere on Netflix on August 12 and will star Eli Golden as Evan Goldman, The Lion King live-action movie star JD McCrary as Brett, Khiyla Aynne as Charlotte, Nolen Dubuc as Malcolm, Frankie McNellis as Lucy and Wyatt Moss as Zee. Josh Peck, Rhea Perlman, Debra Messing and Peter Hermann also star. The cast includes Broadway alumni Gabriella Uhl (school of rock) and Ramon Reed (The Lion King) as well as Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo and Liam Wignall. With a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, 13 has a screenplay adapted from Horn and is directed by Tamra Davis. The musical follows the story of a Jewish teenager named Evan Goldman, who is forced to cross the country after his parents divorce. It premiered at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater on Broadway in 2008. It was the first – and so far only – musical to feature an all-teenage cast and band. Original cast members included Ariana Grande, Graham Phillips, Allie Trimm and Elizabeth Gillies. Check out the trailer below!