New in 2018 When Broadway's brassiest stars get word that a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom - and that the press is involved - they gear up to save the day in a new musical comedy. Begins October 23rd.
From the producers: They used to be the toast of Broadway, now their careers are toast - and they’re desperate for a new stage. So when these four stars 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 in this new musical comedy filled with uproarious laughs, huge heart and show-stopping dance numbers!
The Tony award-nominated team of composer Matthew Sklar and lyricist/bookwriter Chad Beguelin wrote the scores for the Broadway musicals "Elf" and "The Wedding Singer." They are the recipients of The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, The Edward Kleban Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Fall Musical Theater Award and ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Co-book writer Bob Martin is best known to Broadway audiences for his performance as reclusive theatre obsessive “Man in Chair” in "The Drowsy Chaperone," for which he also wrote the book and earned a Tony nomination for his role. "The Prom" comes to Broadway following a world premiere in 2016 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. Here is a trailer from that production.
Reprising their performances from the Atlanta run 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. The musical is directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw ("The Book of Mormon," "Mean Girls").