BROADWAY’S THE PROM WILL DANCE TO A NEW THEATRE
THE NEW MUSICAL COMEDY WILL NOW OPEN AT THE LONGACRE THEATRE
BROADWAY’S NEW MUSICAL COMEDY WITH ISSUES
PERFORMANCE DATES REMAIN THE SAME
PREVIEWS BEGIN TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018
OPENING NIGHT ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018
(New York, NY) Producers Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke and Jack Lane announce that the new musical comedy THE PROM will now officially open at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) and not at the Cort Theatre, as previously announced. THE PROM will begin performances on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
All Cort Theatre ticket holders will be notified via email or telephone regarding the method of exchange to the Longacre Theatre. All previous transactions will remain intact and customers will have comparable, if not identical, locations at the Longacre Theatre.
THE PROM stars Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (The Iceman Cometh), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and an ensemble that includes Mary Antonini (Jesus Christ Superstar), Courtney Balan (Falsettos), Gabi Campo (Broadway Debut), Jerusha Cavazos (Broadway Debut), Shelby Finnie (Broadway Debut), Josh Franklin (Anything Goes), Fernell Hogan (Broadway Debut), Joomin Hwang (Broadway Debut), Sheldon Henry (Broadway Debut), David Josefsberg (Waitress), Becca Lee (Broadway Debut), Wayne Mackins (Broadway Debut), Kate Marilley (My Fair Lady), Vasthy Mompoint (SpongeBob SquarePants) Anthony Norman (Broadway Debut), Drew Redington (Holiday Inn), Jack Sippel (Broadway Debut), Teddy Toye (Lysistrata Jones), Kalyn West (Broadway Debut) and Brittany Zeinstra (Broadway Debut).
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), THE PROM features a book by Tony Award winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony Award nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin with scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask (Book of Mormon), costume design by Tony Award winner Ann Roth (Shuffle Along) & Matthew Pachtman (Hello, Dolly!, Associate Costume Designer), lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Frozen), sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan (Mean Girls), wig and hair design by Josh Marquette (Present Laughter), make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Present Laughter), orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman (Hello, Dolly!), music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls) and casting by Telsey + Co./Bethany Knox. The Prom is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.
We’ve got trouble, folks, right here in Indiana and when Broadway’s brassiest hear a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom – and the press is involved – they are ready to kick-ball-change the world. A new musical comedy about the power of love (and a good 11 o’clock number), THE PROM is about so much more than just a dance.
The producing team for THE PROM also includes Jim & Cathy Berges, Natasha Davison, Nelda Sue Yaw, Kimberlee Garris, Joe Grandy, Lisa Morris, Terry Schnuck, Seth A. Goldstein, Reade Fahs, Jane Dubin, Avadon Broadway LLC, Elliott Maise, Palitz-Smedes-Stern, Rosalind Productions, The John Gore Organization, Fakler-Silver, Cliff Hopkins, InStone Productions, Christopher Ketner, Ken & Nancy Kranzberg, Mike Kriak, Larry & Elizabeth Lenke, Three Belles & A Bob and The Shubert Organization in association with Darren P. Deverna & Jeremiah J. Harris and Reagan Silber.
THE PROM made its world premiere at The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, Susan V. Booth, Artistic Director, in 2016, where Variety raved, “Musical Comedy Heaven! A funny, loving and joyous musical,” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called the show “A crowd-pleasing spectacle and delightful good fun! A valentine to the outrageous egos of the Great White Way.”