The Prom changes venue and is now set to open at Broadway's Longacre Theatre
The Prom will begin previews at the Longacre Theatre on October 23, 2018, ahead of an official opening on November 15.
Producers of the new musical comedy The Prom have announced a switch in venues. Originally scheduled to play Broadway's Cort Theatre, the production will now run at the Longacre Theatre, following the closure of A Bronx Tale. Performance dates remain the same, however, with the Broadway premiere beginning previews on October 23, 2018, ahead of an official opening on November 15.
Based on an original concept by Jack Viertel, The Prom features a book by Tony Award winner Bob Martin and Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin, music by Tony Award nominee Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin.
Synopsis: "We've got trouble, folks, right here in Indiana and when Broadway's brassiest hear a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom – and the press is involved – they are ready to kick-ball-change the world. A new musical comedy about the power of love (and a good 11 o'clock number), The Prom is about so much more than just a dance."
The cast of The Prom includes Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (as Barry Glickman), Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (as Dee Dee Allen), two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber (as Trent Oliver), Caitlin Kinnunen (as Emma), Isabelle McCalla (as Alyssa Greene), Michael Potts (as Mr. Hawkins), Angie Schworer (as Angie), Courtenay Collins (as Mrs. Greene) and Josh Lamon (as Sheldon Saperstein), alongside ensemble members Mary Antonini, Gabi Campo, Jerusha Cavazos, Shelby Finnie, Josh Franklin, Fernell Hogan, Joomin Hwang, Sheldon Henry, David Josefsberg, Becca Lee, Wayne Mackins,Kate Marilley, Anthony Norman, Drew Redington, Jack Sippel, Teddy Toye, Kalyn West and Brittany Zeinstra.
All principal cast members are reprising their respective roles from the 2016 Alliance Theatre world premiere in Atlanta, GA, with the exceptions of Michael Potts and Isabelle McCalla.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, the production also features music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony Award winner Ann Roth & Matthew Pachtman, lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan, wig and hair design by Josh Marquette, and make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.
Casey Nicholaw previously released the following statement: “Bob Martin, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin have created an original musical comedy that is equal parts witty, joyful and fun, filled with so much heart. The Prom is a celebration of individuality and the power of being you, which is a story that we all need to be telling right now.”
The Prom is produced on Broadway by Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke and Jack Lane.
The Prom Tickets are available now for performances from October 23, 2018 through to October 20, 2019.
(Photo by Nathan Johnson)