The Prom at Longacre Theatre tickets
The Prom at Longacre Theatre tickets

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About the show

Following a limited engagement at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, new musical The Prom opened in New York in 2018, and was immediately named a Critic’s Pick in The New York Times. From the creative minds behind Mean Girls, Disney’s Aladdin and Elf, this hilarious and joyful show about showbusiness getting up in other people’s business is playing at the Longacre Theatre.

Emma is a small-town teenager who just wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. But when the PTA protests and the dance is cancelled, her story goes viral on social media and catches the attention of a group of self-absorbed Broadway actors. Recently out of work, the troupe is desperate to take on a good cause to regain the spotlight... but after storming Emma's town in a truly dramatic fashion, they find themselves caught up in a fight for equality and love.

The Prom at the Longacre Theatre stars Caitlin Kinnunen as Emma, with previous credits including The Bridges of Madison County and Spring Awakening on Broadway. Her unlikely supporters are played by Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Beth Leavel, who won Tony and Drama Desk awards for The Drowsy Chaperone and Christopher Sieber, whose work includes Matilda and Shrek.

With a book by Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin), who also provides the show’s lyrics, The Prom features music by Matthew Sklar (Elf, The Wedding Singer) and is directed by Casey Nicholaw. The latter’s work as a director and choreographer can also be enjoyed in Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre.

Full of showstopping songs including “Dance with You” and “Love Thy Neighbor”, The Prom is a satirical but heart-warming story about Broadway stars bringing their own glamor to a small-town scandal. It is currently playing at the Longacre Theatre.

Recommended for

Fans of Mean Girls the musical or The Book of Mormon will want to grab tickets for The Prom, which has a similar satirical tone and uplifting message.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes (including intermission)
Opened: 23 Oct 2018
Press night: 15 Nov 2018
Booking from: 23 Oct 2018
Booking until: 11 Aug 2019

Location and map

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

56 Reviews Add review

Such an uplifting and just hilarious show! I’m so happy to have seen this show before it ends its run on Broadway. This show is definitely... More

monikamejia 5’7, 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved it from beginning to end. Genuinely laugh out loud but a show with true heart that was also really moving in places. The cast... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 64 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Such an amazing story for modern theatre. I was one of the students who had came in for when Ryan Murphy bought the balcony seats.... More

gabybway 5”2, 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An upbeat show about two girls, Emma and Alyssa who want to go to Prom together. Lots of comedy in this musical which I enjoyed and... More

jacobr 160, 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

TaraD 5'2", 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Cute show with wonderful acting from the whole cast. Shows the really sad things teens have to deal with for being themselves in a... More

KathleenCasaceli 5"4, 49 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fun laughs, good pop music, and great for teens and adults alike! Heartfelt, full of spirit, and amazing choreography.

briannasimpkins 4’11, 44 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really nice night of theater. The prom is a feel good show with some real spectacular performances. The score is good but not super... More

petermartino 15 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Fun show with heartwarming message of LGBTQ acceptance

BroadwayAngel 5’, 34 reviews, 0 helpful votes