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    Showbusiness gets up in other people’s business in The Prom, a new musical from the minds behind Mean Girls and Elf. A satirical but endearing story about equality and love set in small-town Indiana, catch The New York Times Critic’s Pick at the Longacre Theatre.

    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.

    Sorry this show closed 11 August 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    23 Oct 2018 - 11 Aug 2019
    Running time:
    2 hours and 25 minutes including an intermission.
    Longacre Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Recommended 8+
    Audience Notes:
    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.

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    Such an uplifting and just hilarious show! I’m so happy to have seen this show before it ends its... More

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    monikamejia 07 Jul 2019

    Loved it from beginning to end. Genuinely laugh out loud but a show with true heart that was also... More

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    stevesherwin Top 200 reviewer 29 May 2019

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

    gabybway's avatar
    gabybway 10 Jun 2019

    An upbeat show about two girls, Emma and Alyssa who want to go to Prom together. Lots of comedy i... More

    jacobr's avatar
    jacobr 19 Jun 2019

    Cute show with wonderful acting from the whole cast. Shows the really sad things teens have to de... More

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    KathleenCasaceli 08 Jun 2019

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

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    briannasimpkins 07 Jun 2019
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