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It's The Prom Night on Broadway!

The new musical comedy opens tonight at the Longacre Theatre.

Michael Potts, Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Caitlin Kinnunen, and the cast of The Prom, opening on Broadway tonight.
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The Prom, Broadway's newest musical comedy, opens tonight at the Longacre Theatre where it began preview performances on October 23.

Directed by Casey Nicholaw, The Prom 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."

Christopher Sieber leads an ensemble number as Trent Oliver.
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The production features music by Matthew Sklar, a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, and lyrics by Beguelin. Leading 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).

Isabelle McCalla and Caitlin Kinnunen perform opposite each other as prom dates Emma and Alyssa.
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Rounding out the ensemble are 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.

Beth Leavel and Brooks Ashmanskas lead the cast as Broadway stars Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman.
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The musical's creative team includes scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth and Matthew Pachtman, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Brian Ronan, hair design by Josh Marquette, and make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.

The cast of The Prom, opening tonight at Broadway's Longacre Theatre.
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