BEST MUSICAL DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER
TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
AT BROADWAY’S LONGACRE THEATRE
(New York, NY) Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein and Jack Lane announce today that Broadway’s Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical THE PROM will play its final performance on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). As previously announced, the National Tour will launch in Providence, Rhode Island in February 2021.
Upon its final performance, THE PROM will have played 23 preview and 310 regular performances.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to bring this original musical comedy, full of heart and humor, to Broadway with this dream cast and creative team,” said producers Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein and Jack Lane. “Since the earliest days in the journey of THE PROM, we have known this story was something special. We are beyond thrilled that our story will continue beyond Broadway with not only a national tour, but a film, a novel and in schools and theatres all over the world.”
THE PROM officially opened November 15, 2018 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner & 2019 Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), a book by Tony Award winner & 2019 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and 2019 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by 2019 Tony & Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by 2019 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Chad Beguelin.
THE PROM stars 2019 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner & 2019 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Award Nominee Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), 2019 Tony Award nominee Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (The Iceman Cometh), 2019 Chita Rivera Award nominee 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).
On June 29, the cast of THE PROM will perform as part of Youth Pride at Summerstage in Central Park. Additionally, on June 30, 2019, THE PROM will perform at the closing ceremony of WorldPride celebration in Times Square. THE PROM is proud to be the face of Kenneth Cole’s annual PRIDE campaign in celebration of WorldPride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe & Peabody Award winner Ryan Murphy (The Boys In The Band, “American Horror Story”) recently announced that he will be turning THE PROM into a movie event for Netflix.
Viking Books also recently announced that Saundra Mitchell, author of over twenty books for tweens and teens, has written the YA novelization of the hit Broadway musical comedy, THE PROM to adapt the new original musical into a reading experience that reflects the energy and humor of the show, and echoes its message of acceptance and inclusion. The book will be published on September 10, 2019 with Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.
A worldwide licensing deal for THE PROM with Theatrical Rights Worldwide was recently announced as well.
THE PROM is the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine calls “smart and big-hearted” and The New York Times declares a Critic’s Pick! It’s a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars, a small town, and a love that unites them all.
THE PROM features 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!), additional orchestrations by John Clancy (Mean Girls), music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls), music direction by Meg Zervoulis (Mean Girls), music arrangements by Glen Kelly (Mean Girls), vocal arrangements by Matthew Sklar and Mary-Mitchell Campbell and casting by Telsey + Co./Bethany Knox. THE PROM is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.
The producing team for THE PROM also includes James & Catherine Berges, Nelda Sue Yaw, Natasha Davison, Terry Schnuck, Kimberlee Garris, Jane Dubin, Joe Grandy, Lisa Morris, Rosalind Productions Inc., Seth A. Goldstein, Fahs Productions, Mike Kriak, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra & Stephen Della Pietra, Fox Theatricals-Mosbacher-Lonow Vivek Shah Don & Nancy Ross, Cliff Hopkins, Masie Productions, Three Belles & A Bob, Armstrong-Manocherian, Arment-Tackel, Fakler-Silver, Palitz-Stern-Smedes, Larry & Elizabeth Lenke/Elizabeth L. Green, Nancy & Ken Kranzberg/David Lyons, Iris Smith/Instone Productions, Kuhlman-Ketner/Wallace-AtxRandomProductions, The John Gore Organization and The Shubert Organization in association with Independent Presenters Network, Margot Astrachan, Michael & Adrienne Blackman, Darren P. Deverna & Jeremiah J. Harris, Stephen & Heidi Distante 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.”