This isn't your grandma's prom. Playbill visited the rehearsal studios recently for a high-octane session with the cast of Broadway's The Prom as they discussed the energetic Casey Nicholaw choreography—which everyone from the 19-year-old cast members to Tony winner Beth Leavel execute with elan. Watch more in the video above!
The Prom begins performances October 23 at the Longacre Theatre, where it is set to open officially November 15. Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs the show, which features a book by his Aladdin collaborator, Chad Beguelin, and fellow Tony winner Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar, and lyrics by Beguelin.
The musical, directed and choreographed by Nicholaw, tells the story of an Indiana high schooler barred from bringing her girlfriend to the prom—and the group of eccentric Broadway folk who infiltrate the town in an earnest, misguided attempt to fight the injustice.
Beginning with the first performance, the production will offer a general rush. A limited number of $40 tickets will be sold upon the box office opening at $40 each (limit two per person).
Reprising their performances from the 2016 Atlanta world premiere are Tony winner Beth Leavel, Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Brooks Ashmanskas, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Angie Schworer, Josh Lamon, and Courtenay Collins. Joining them for the Broadway bow is Michael Potts.
Rounding out the ensemble are Mary Antonini, Courtney Balan, Gabi Campo, Jerusha Cavazos, Shelby Finnie, Josh Franklin, Fernell Hogan, Joomin Hwang, Sheldon Henry, David Josefsberg, Becca Lee, Wayne Mackins, Kate Marilley, Vasthy Mompoint, Anthony Norman, Drew Redington, Jack Sippel, Teddy Toye, Kalyn West, and Brittany Zeinstra.
A cast recording will drop on digital platforms December 14 ahead of a January 11, 2019, physical release.