Everyone start dress shopping and picking out corsages and boutonnieres. The self-dubbed “Musical comedy with issues”, The Prom, has announced its official opening. The new musical with a book by Tony Award Winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony Award Nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony Award Nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf), and lyrics by Beguelin, will begin performances on Sunday, October 21, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Cort Theatre.
Directing and choreographing The Prom will be Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw. The cast, which is full of Broadway favorites, will include Tony Award-nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), Tony-winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chapreone), Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Shrek) and will feature Caitlin Kinnunen (The Bridges of Madison County) as “a high school student banned from the prom.” The cast will also include Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day).
“Four fading Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town Indiana prom—and the press is involved—they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. Now, Broadway’s brassiest are coming to join the fight and they are ready to kick-ball-change the world.”
Group tickets are now on sale for The Prom. To purchase, visit Broadway Direct Group Sales.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.