The angst-filled opening musical number from Netflix's upcoming movie musical adaptation of Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish, and Robert Horn's 13 has been released. Watch the full clip above. You can also watch "Opportunity" and "I've Been Waiting," one of the three new songs written for the screen adaptation by Brown.
Adapted from the 2008 Broadway musical, 13 is set to release on Netflix August 12. The screen adaptation is directed by Tamra Davis, and includes three new songs, all penned by Brown. A soundtrack will release the same day.
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, featuring a book by Elish and Tootsie Tony winner Horn, 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.