The 2004 hit romantic comedy 13 Going on 30 is heading to Broadway as a new musical, according to Deadline. The film is reportedly being adapted for the stage by the original screenwriters, Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, and will feature music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, the duo behind First Date and the new musical17 Again.
The Broadway staging will be produced by Revolution Studios, Andy Fickman, Dean Stolber, and Todd Garner, with Fickman slated to direct. A Broadway theatre and a cast have not yet been announced.
In 13 Going on 30, a 13-year-old—wishing to be anywhere but middle school—suddenly wakes up as a successful 30-year-old career woman. The 2004 film starred Jennifer Garner in the lead role with Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, and Andy Serkis. It featured memorable renditions of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefied.”
“[It] has all the elements of a great musical: comedy, romance an empowering message—and a touch of magic,” Fickman told Deadline. His theatre credits include Heathers: The Musical and Reefer Madness Off-Broadway; his film directing credits include She’s the Man.