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

The Prom


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: 8+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes, including 1 intermission
Opened: 23 Oct 2018
Booking from: 23 Oct 2018
Booking until: 20 Oct 2019

Location and map

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

6 Reviews Add review

chloeohara 5"5, 26 reviews, 16 helpful votes

markeastaugh 6"1, 226 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Such a beautiful, inspiring and funny show!

nathandeane 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Raf 5"11, 173 reviews, 66 helpful votes

jadeprince 5"4, 127 reviews, 2 helpful votes

mrob 6", 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes