The Prom Celebrates Casey Nicholaw
Nicholaw holds the distinction of having directed four shows currently running on Broadway.
Broadway's The Prom celebrated director Casey Nicholaw before the show's performance on Monday, October 29. With The Prom set to open on November 15, Nicholaw holds the unique distinction of having four musicals running simulatenously on Broadway: The Prom, Mean Girls, Aladdin, and The Book of Mormon.
After beginning his Broadway career as a performer, Nicholaw has been nominated for 10 Tony awards for directing and choreography. Nicholaw the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical in 2011 for The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits include Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten!, and Elf.
Directed by Nicholaw and featuring music from Matthew Sklar and a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, 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."