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The Prom: From a Concept Inspired by Real Events to the Footlights of Broadway

Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas, Caitlin Kinnunen, and more talk about the Tony-nominated musical's path to success.

The Prom is that increasingly rare bird: a wholly original musical not based on a pre-existing book or film. And now it's nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In this video, the show's creators — book writer Bob Martin, composer Matthew Sklar, book writer and lyricist Chad Beguelin — and stars Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas, and Caitlin Kinnunen chronicle how The Prom began with a mere idea pitched by producer Jack Viertel and soon became one of the most beloved Broadway musicals of the 2018-19 season.