Musical Comedy The Prom Will Open on Broadway in 2018

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The New York bow of the Casey Nicholaw-helmed musical will follow a 2016 world premiere in Atlanta.
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Christopher Sieber, Beth Leavel, and Brooks Ashmanskas in The Prom at Alliance Theatre Dori Berinstein

Following a 2016 world premiere at Atlanta, Georgia’s Alliance Theatre, The Prom will transfer to Broadway in fall 2018.

Opening night is set for November 15, 2018, at a Shubert theatre to be announced.

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Casey Nicholaw returns to direct and choreograph; the Tony winner will also be represented on Broadway next year with the musical adaptation of Mean Girls.

The musical features a book by Chad Beguelin (who also penned the lyrics) and Bob Martin and music by Matthew Sklar.

The Prom takes place in a small Indiana town, where a prom is canceled after the high school forbids a female student from bringing her girlfriend. When a group of eccentric Broadway actors hear her story, they travel to the community in an earnest—if possibly misguided—attempt to correct the injustice.


Dori Berinstein produces alongside Bill Damaschke. Berinstein hinted at the project’s future during a panel at the second annual BroadwayCon earlier this year, discussing the decision to stage the out-of-town tryout in Georgia. “We intentionally went to Atlanta because we wanted a very diverse audience… We wanted to be in an environment where that issue might be challenging for some people; we wanted to test it in front of an audience who weren’t all, ‘Yay, go lesbian proms!’”

The Broadway production will feature sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Ann Roth and Matthew Pachtman, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Peter Hylenski, and orchestrations by Larry Hochman. Casting is by Telsey + Co.

Additional information, including casting, will be announced at a later date. The Atlanta engagement featured a cast that included Tony winner Beth Leavel and Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (both of whom will star in Paper Mill Playhouse’s upcoming Annie).


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