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Broadway's The Prom to Receive Film Adaptation

The musical tells the story of a young woman whose high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend.

A scene from Broadway's The Prom.
(© Deen van Meer)

Glee creator Ryan Murphy hosted a special performance of the new Broadway musical comedy The Prom on April 9 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre to benefit Hetrick Martin, GLAAD, and the Trevor Project.

Before the show, Murphy made a speech alongside Tony-winning director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw from the stage that he will be making a movie event of new original musical Broadway comedy alongside the show's creators Nicholaw, Tony winner Bob Martin (book), Tony nominee Chad Beguelin (book, lyrics), and Tony nominee Matthew Sklar (score). No further details have so far been announced.

Leading the cast of The Prom on Broadway are Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas, Tony winner Beth Leavel, Tony nominee Christopher Sieber, Caitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCalla, Michael Potts, Angie Schworer, Courtenay Collins, and Josh Lamon.

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."