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The Prom Announces a Change in Venue

The new musical comedy starring Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas, and more will still begin previews on October 23.

The Prom will now open at the Longacre Theatre.
(© Nathan Johnson)

The producers of the new musical comedy The Prom has announced that it will now officially open at the Longacre Theatre, not the Cort Theatre as previously announced. It will still begin performances on Tuesday, October 23, ahead of an opening night on Thursday, November 15.

Casey Nicholaw directs the new musical from Matthew Sklar (music), Chad Beguelin (book and lyrics), and Bob Martin (book). The cast will feature 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."

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