Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph The Prom on Broadway.
Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph The Prom on Broadway.
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The new musical comedy The Prom will officially open on Broadway on November 15, 2018, at a Shubert theater, producers have announced. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), The Prom features a book by Tony Award winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony Award nominee Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin.

The Prom is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel. It is described in press materials as follows: "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.

Casting, ticket on-sale dates and further The Prom details to be announced shortly.

The Prom features scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony Award winner Ann Roth and Matthew Pachtman, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, wig and hair design by Josh Marquette, make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman, and music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.