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The Prom to Release an Original Broadway Cast Album

The new musical begins performances October 23 at the Longacre Theatre.

The Broadway cast of The Prom, opening this fall at the Longacre Theatre.
(© Nathan Johnson)

The Prom has announced plans to release an original Broadway cast recording, with a digital release set for December 14 and a physical release set for January 11, 2019. The album is produced by Scott M. Riesett and Matthew Sklar and is now available for preorder.

The Prom, beginning performances October 23 at the Longacre Theatre ahead of November 15 opening, features music by Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Bob Martin. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

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."

Leading the Broadway cast are Tony 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).