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The Prom

 
airing on Netflix
December 11, 2020
 
Written by
Bob Martin
Directed by
Ryan Murphy
Written by
Chad Begulin
 
Starring
 
James Corden
Keegan-Michael Key
Ariana DeBose
Meryl Streep
Andrew Rannells
Jo Ellen Pellman
Nicole Kidman
Kerry Washington
Tracy Ullman
 
 
 

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Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal, the head of the PTA has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa. When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie and Trent, another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is. Directed by Ryan Murphy, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin.

Song List

ACT I

"Changing Lives" - Dee Dee, Barry, Ensemble
"Changing Lives" (Reprise) - Dee Dee, Barry, Angie, Trent
"Just Breathe" - Emma
"It's Not About Me" - Dee Dee, Barry, Angie, Trent, Ensemble
"Dance with You" - Emma, Alyssa
"The Acceptance Song" - Trent, Dee Dee, Barry, Angie, Ensemble
"You Happened" - Emma, Alyssa, Ensemble
"We Look to You" - Mr. Hawkins
"Tonight Belongs to You" - Barry, Emma, Mrs. Greene, Ensemble

Act II

Entr'acte - Orchestra
"Zazz" - Angie, Emma
"The Lady's Improving" - Dee Dee
"Love Thy Neighbor" - Trent, Ensemble
"Alyssa Greene" - Alyssa
"Barry Is Going to Prom" - Barry
"Unruly Heart" - Emma, Ensemble
"It's Time to Dance" - Emma, Alyssa, Company

Cast

Meryl Streep
Dee Dee Allen
James Corden
Barry Glickman
Nicole Kidman
Angie Dickinson
Andrew Rannells
Trent Oliver
Kerry Washington
Mrs. Greene
Keegan-Michael Key
Mr. Hawkins
Jo Ellen Pellman
Emma Nolan
Ariana DeBose
Alyssa Greene
Tracey Ullman
Vera
Kevin Chamberlin
Sheldon Saperstein
Logan Riley
Kaylee
Nico Greetham
Nick Boomer
Nathaniel J. Potvin
Kevin
Sofia Deler
Shelby
Sam Pillow
Young Barry
Dominique Kelley
Lady's Imroving Dancer
Sebastian Vale
Angry dad
Taylor Plecity
Internet student #5
Mia Danelle
Internet student
Erica Lynn
Student Dancer
Annie Ruby
Red Carpet Reporter
Owen O. Scarlett
Lady's Imroving Dancer

Creative Team

Ryan Murphy

Director

Chad Beguelin

Book/Screenplay

Bob Martin

Book/Screenplay

Matthew Sklar

Music

David Klotz

Music

Matthew Libatique

Cinematography

Alexa L. Fogel

Casting

Jamie Walker McCall

Production Design

Lou Eyrich

Costume Design

Jack Viertel

Creator

Gene Serdena

Set Decorations

Peggy Tachdjian & Danielle Wang

Editing

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Official Teaser Trailer

VIDEO: Watch the Official Teaser for THE PROM on Netflix, with Meryl Streep, James Corden & More!

The official teaser trailer for the film adaptation of "The Prom" is out now! The movie will be released December 11th on Netflix.

Watch the teaser below!

Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), THE HEAD of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they HIT THE ROAD with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

Directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Logan Riley, Nico Greetham, Sofia Deler, and Nathaniel J. Potvin, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar's award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin; the film is produced by Ryan Murphy, Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke, Alexis Martin Woodall and Adam Anders.

Photo Flash: See Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington & More in a First Look at THE PROM on Netflix

Broadway favorite "The Prom" is coming to Netflix in a new film adaptation from Ryan Murphy!

Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winnerJames Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), THE HEAD of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they HIT THE ROAD with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

Directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Logan Riley, Nico Greetham, Sofia Deler, and Nathaniel J. Potvin, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar's award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin; the film is produced by Ryan Murphy, Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke, Alexis Martin Woodall and Adam Anders.

See first-look photos from the film below!

Photo Credit: Netflix


Photo: Ryan Murphy Shares Behind the Scenes Peek of THE PROM Film

The Prom must go on! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ryan Murphy's upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Prom is still on track to be released later this year. Now he's sharing a photo from the set!

He writes: "Meet the incredible icon-packed cast of Netflix's THE PROM. A group of true troopers who buckled up and finished shooting during COVID so we could give everybody an inspirational aspirational story that we all need right now. Christmas is right around the corner..."

Pictured are: Ariana DeBose, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, Jo Ellen Pellman, Kevin Chamberlin, and Andrew Rannells.

The film, written by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, follows four Broadway stars who, to champion a cause to rehabilitate their careers, head to a small-town to find Emma, a high school senior in Indiana who isn't allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom. DeBose will star as Alyssa, a popular daughter of THE HEAD of the Parent Teacher Association.

The film is being produced by Murphy, Alexis Woodall, Bill Damaschke, Adam Anders and Dori Berinstein Music and lyrics are by Beguelin and Matthew Sklar, based on the original concept by Jack Viertel.

Photo Flash: See Meryl Streep, Ariana DeBose, Nicole Kidman & More in THE PROM Character Posters

"The Prom" is on its way to Netflix! Ryan Murphy's film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical will bow on December 4th.

Ahead of the premiere, Netflix shared character posters for all the leading actors, including Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden, Ariana DeBose, Jo Ellen Pellman, Andrew Rannells, and Kerry Washington.

In "The Prom," Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers.

Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

See the colorful character posters below!

Photo Credit: The Prom on Netflix


Listen to 'Tonight Belongs to You,' the First New Track From THE PROM Movie!

It's time to dance! Sony Music Masterworks today released "Tonight Belongs to You," the first single from Netflix's forthcoming musical THE PROM, directed by Ryan Murphy and based on the hit Broadway musical from Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar.

Originally making its debut last week as the featured track in the film's teaser trailer, "Tonight Belongs To You" is an uplifting, ensemble number with vocals from some of the star-studded cast that includes Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key as well as newcomers Jo Ellen Pellman and Ariana DeBose. With music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, "Tonight Belongs To You" is available everywhere now.

Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), THE HEAD of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they HIT THE ROAD with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

Directed by Ryan Murphy, THE PROM is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin.

Listen to the track here:

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