Ryan Murphy hosts performance of The Prom
EMMY, GOLDEN GLOBE & PEABODY AWARD WINNER
WILL HOST A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF <EM>THE PROM</EM>
THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMEDY
TO BENEFIT HETRICK MARTIN, GLAAD & THE TREVOR PROJECT
AT THE LONGACRE THEATRE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
CRITIC’S PICK! “MAKES YOU BELIEVE IN MUSICAL COMEDY AGAIN!” – New York Times
“A DAMN GOOD TIME! GENUINE JOY ROLLS OFF THE STAGE. A SMART, BIG-HEARTED NEW MUSICAL.” –New York Magazine
“I CAN’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I LAUGHED SO HARD!” – Wall Street Journal
“SO FULL OF HAPPINESS THAT YOU THINK YOUR HEART IS ABOUT TO BURST!” – Variety
“A LAUGH-INDUCING JUGGERNAUT! THE PROM IS AN UNASHAMED COMEDY WITH WELL-EARNED, GENUINELY TOUCHING MOMENTS.” – Newsweek
Directed and Choreographed by Tony Award Winner CASEY NICHOLAW
Book by Tony Award Winner BOB MARTIN & Four-Time Tony Award Nominee CHAD BEGUELIN
Music by Tony Award Nominee MATTHEW SKLAR
Lyrics by Four-Time Tony Award Nominee CHAD BEGUELIN
(New York, NY) Six-time Emmy Award winner Ryan Murphy (The Boys in the Band, “American Horror Story”) announced today on Instagram (@mrrpmurphy) that he will host a special performance of THE PROM, the critically acclaimed new original musical comedy, to benefit Hetrick Martin, GLAAD and The Trevor Project on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet).
With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), 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, THE PROM began performances on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and officially opened to rave reviews on Thursday, November 15 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet).
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 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).
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 winnerNatasha 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.
Produced by Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke and Jack Lane, 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, 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.”
Tickets for THE PROM are on sale at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street) and range from $59 – $179 (including the $2 facility fee).
$40 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Longacre Theatre box office when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cast and major credit cards are accepted.
For more information visit ThePromMusical.com.
Follow THE PROM on Instagram and Twitter at @ThePromMusical and on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/ThePromMusical/.
Lyft is the official rideshare sponsor of THE PROM.