Jason Robert Brown fans, prepare yourself, because Netflix has released one of the Tony winner's three new songs written for Netflix's upcoming screen adaptation of the Broadway musical 13 in full. Watch "I've Been Waiting" above. You can also watch "Opportunity" and the opening number.
Adapted from the 2008 Broadway musical by Brown, Dan Elish, and Robert Horn, 13 is set to release on Netflix August 12 with direction by Tamra Davis. 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.