Debra Messing Interview, 13 THE MUSICAL!



Our beloved Broadway-bound Emmy winner is playing Evan Goldman’s mom—an offstage character in the Jason Robert Brown musical.


Will & Grace favorite Debra Messing has joined the cast of Netflix film adaptation of 13: The Musical and she’s superb! The film expands on the Broadway musical 13, which only starred kids. The roles Messing, Peck and Perlman play were written specifically for this movie. You’re able to watch the entire interview above! I wanted to thank Netflix and Debra Messing for your time and this great movie, it’s absolutely extraordinary.


13: The Musical is streaming now on Netflix and the movie’s stars, Debra Messing, Josh Peck and Rhea Perlman!



Synopsis:


Following his parents’ divorce, 12-year-old Evan Goldman (Eli Golden) uproots from New York City with his mother Jessica (Debra Messing). With his Bar Mitzvah fast approaching, Evan is devastated that he must leave all his friends, his father (Peter Hermann) and his rabbi (Josh Peck) behind. But upon arriving at his grandmother’s (Rhea Perlman) house in small-town Walkerton, Indiana, he hatches a plan to win new friends by turning his Bar Mitzvah into the coolest party ever. As an outsider navigating the complicated social circles of his new school, Evan quickly finds out he’s not the only one grappling with the all too familiar anxieties of eighth grade. While his new friends Patrice (Gabriella Uhl) and Archie (Jonathan Lengel) fret over the fate of the planet and unrequited love, respectively, popular cheerleader Lucy (Frankie McNellis) desperately plots to stave off a first kiss between her crush Brett (JD McCrary) and best friend Kendra (Lindsey Blackwell). To make matters worse, Evan invites the popular kids to his party—who aren't fans of Patrice. With these competing interests in play, Evan faces the impossible task of bringing everyone happily together in time for his party, or else risk social ruin. Suddenly, turning 13 isn’t looking as good as it’s cracked up to be. Directed by Tamra Davis, and based on the hugely popular musical 13, which debuted on Broadway in 2008, 13: THE MUSICAL is a coming-of-age journey through the unforgettable ups and downs of preteen life.


Director:

Cast: Debra Messing, Eli Golden,Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed, Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, Peter Hermann

Writer: Robert Horn - Based on the Broadway Musical “13”, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Dan Elish And Robert Horn

Producer: Neil Meron p.g.a

Executive Producers: Tamra Davis, Bob Boyett, Mark Nicholson, Jason Robert Brown, Robert Horn


13: THE MUSICAL Premieres on Netflix, August 12th