BREAKING NEWS: Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (TV’s Will & Grace and Smash along with coming to Broadway next year in Birthday Candles) has been tapped to join the cast of Netflix‘s upcoming movie musical adaptation of Jason Robert Brown‘s 13.
In the new Tamra Davis directed film, Messing will play “Mrs, Goldman”, the newly divorced mother of the musical’s central character “Evan” (played by Eli Golden). This is a newly created role for this film. “Mrs. Goldman” is mentioned various times throughout the musical …. she gets “Evan” away from, divorces his father, and together move out to Indiana.
13 is currently in rehearsals. Cameras start rolling next month in Toronto, Canada.
Who is excited?!!!