New Broadway Musical The Prom Announces Complete Casting
David Josefsberg, Josh Franklin, and more join Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, and the rest of the principal cast.
Full casting has been announced for the new musical comedy The Prom, which will begin performances on October 21 and officially open on November 15 at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. Casey Nicholaw directs the new musical from Matthew Sklar (music), Chad Beguelin (book and lyrics), and Bob Martin (book).
The ensemble will include 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.
They join the previously announced cast members 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 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).