Theatre and first preview date for The Prom confirmed

The Prom is set to begin previews at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on October 21, 2018.

Beth Leavel & Brooks Ashmanskas in The Prom

Producers have now confirmed that new musical comedy The Prom will begin previews at Broadway's Cort Theatre on October 21, 2018, ahead of the previously announced official opening date of November 15, 2018.

Based on an original concept by Jack Viertel, The Prom features a 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."

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, 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). All the cast members are reprising their respective roles from the 2016 Alliance Theatre world premiere, with the exceptions of Michael Potts and Isabelle McCalla. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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 creative team 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 nominee Peter Hylenski, wig and hair design by Josh Marquette, and make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.

The world premiere production of The Prom was staged at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA, in 2016.

(Photo by Greg Mooney)