Get a Sneak Peek at Broadway's The Prom
Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber star in the new musical comedy under the direction of Casey Nicholaw.
The producers of the new Broadway musical comedy The Prom have released their first preview of the cast. Performances are set to begin October 23 with an official opening on November 15 at the Cort Theatre. Casey Nicholaw directs the new musical from Matthew Sklar (music), Chad Beguelin (book and lyrics), and Bob Martin (book).
Featured in the cast are Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (The Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (Jitney), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins, and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day).
The ensemble includes Mary Antonini (Jesus Christ Superstar), Gabi Campo, Jerusha Cavazos, Shelby Finnie, Josh Franklin (Anything Goes), Fernell Hogan, Joomin Hwang, Sheldon Henry, David Josefsberg (Waitress), Becca Lee, Wayne Mackins, Kate Marilley (My Fair Lady), Anthony Norman, Drew Redington (Holiday Inn), Jack Sippel, Teddy Toye (Lysistrata Jones), Kalyn West, and Brittany Zeinstra.
The story is described as follows: "Emma becomes an instant outcast, and a national headline, when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Sensing a chance to correct an injustice, and maybe get some good publicity along the way, a group of fading celebrities takes up the cause, and invades Emma's small Indiana town. But their bumbling attempts at social activism make the situation far worse than they, or Emma, could have ever imagined."
The Prom will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon), costume design by Tony Award winner Ann Roth (The Iceman Cometh, Carousel) and Matthew Pachtman (Hello, Dolly! associate costume designer), lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Frozen), sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan (Mean Girls), wig and hair design by Josh Marquette (Mean Girls), make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Mean Girls), orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman (Hello, Dolly!), and music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls).