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Netflix Sets Carnival Launch, Announces 13: The Musical Cast

Netflix today has revealed a first look at Carnival (aka “Carnaval”), a new movie launching on June 2, and announced the full cast for 13: The Musical, an adaptation of the Broadway musical. You can view all the Carnival photos by scrolling down.

Carnival stars Giovana Cordeiro, GKay, Samya Pascotto and Bruna Inocencio as a group of friends very different from each other, but that complement each other.

Netflix Sets Carnival Launch, Announces 13: The Musical Cast

In the story, the digital influencer Nina (Giovana Cordeiro) discovers a video of her boyfriend’s betrayal going viral on social media. In order to overcome the breakup, Nina uses her contacts to travel to Salvador for the Carnival with her three best friends.

But they will find out that this experience will bring much more than new followers – it will make them rediscover the value of friendship.

Netflix Sets Carnival Launch, Announces 13: The Musical Cast

The cast also includes names like Flavia Pavanelli, Micael Borges, Jean Pedro, Nikolas Antunes, and Rafael Medrado.

Carnival is a Camisa Listrada production in partnership with Netflix, with argument by Lipy Adler, screenplay by Audemir Leuzinger and Luisa Mascarenhas, and directed by Leandro Neri.

The 13: The Musical cast includes Eli Golden, Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo, Wyatt Moss, Liam Wignall, and Khiyla Aynne.

13: The Musical is being adapted into a family film for Netflix. Tony Award winner Robert Horn (Broadway’s Tootsie the Musical, Teen Beach Movie) is adapting the script based on the book he co-wrote with Dan Elish for the original Broadway version of 13.

Directed by Tamra Davis (Crossroads, High School Musical: The Series, Slinky), the adaptation will feature new music by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown. Brown served as the composer and lyricist for the Broadway production of 13 and will compose new music for the film.

Neil Meron (Chicago, Hairspray) is producing, while the executive producers include Tamra Davis, Jason Robert Brown, Mark Nicholson, Bob Boyett, and Robert Horn.

In the story, following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, Evan Goldman (12) grapples with his parents’ divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

The Broadway version featured the first and only all-teenager cast and band and served as professional debuts of Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies. The musical has since been a popular production of high school theater groups.


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