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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

Meet the Company

Meryl Streep

Dee Dee Allen

Meryl Streep is often described as the "best actress of her generation", Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, she has won three. Streep has received 31 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight - more nominations, and wins, than any other actor.She has also won three Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for fifteen British Academy Film Awards, and seventeen Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning two each. Streep's her film work includes The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), Evil Angels (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), Adaptation (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), August: Osage County (2013), Into the Woods (2014), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), and The Post (2017).

James Corden

Barry Glickman

Theatre work includes One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre) and The History Boys (National Theatre, Broadway and international tour); TV includes The Brit Awards, A League of Their Own, and Gavin and Stacey (co-creator and co-writer) (BAFTA Award for Television Programme of the Year, British Comedy Award for Best New Scripted Comedy. Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for Comedy Writer of the Year, South Bank Show Award for Comedy, Tric Award for Best Comedy, National Television Award 2010 for Best Comedy). Film: Into The Woods, Trolls, The Emoji Movie, Cats. In March 2015, Corden succeeded Craig Ferguson as host of the American late-night talk show The Late Late Show. Corden's Carpool Karaoke through the streets of London with pop singer Adele, a sketch which featured on his talk show in January 2016, was the biggest YouTube viral video of 2016.

Nicole Kidman

Angie Dickinson

Nicole Kidman gained universal attention in her turn as Rae Ingram in Dead Calm, Philip Noyce's critically acclaimed psychological thriller. She was honored with her first Oscar nomination for her performance in Baz Luhrmann's innovative musical, Moulin Rouge! For that role as Satine, and her performance in writer/director Alejandro Amenabar's psychological thriller, The Others, she received dual 2002 Golden Globe nominations, winning for Best Actress in a Musical for Moulin Rouge! In 2003, Kidman won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry's The Hours. In 2010, Kidman executive produced and starred in John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole, for which she received Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award nominations. Kidman also appeared in HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn alongside Clive Owen in 2012, garnering her Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as Martha Gellhorn.

Andrew Rannells

Trent Oliver

Rannells received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for his work as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. Rannells was also seen on Broadway as Whizzer in Falsettos, Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, Link Larkin in Hairspray, Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and King George III in Hamilton. He has also been a part of the development of new projects including William Finn and James Lapine's Little Miss Sunshine and Douglas Carter-Beane's Lysistrata Jones. In addition to voice work early in his career, he also starred on the HBO hit series Girls, NBC's The New Normal, and had recurring roles on How I Met Your Mother, The Knick, and Another Period.

Kerry Washington

Mrs. Greene

Kerry Washington is a versatile and fearless performer who continues to astound with the depth of her talent. A native of the Bronx, New York, Washington has received high acclaim for her work in film, television and theater. Her portrayal of crisis-manager Olivia Pope on the hit Shonda Rhimes show "Scandal," which aired its series finale in April 2018, has earned her numerous accolades including Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actress as well as an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress. In 2016, Washington launched her Production Company, Simpson Street, whose first project, HBO's "Confirmation", earned Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for its portrayal of Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court nomination hearings and the sexual accusations against him by Anita Hill (portrayed by Washington). Film credits include "Save the Last Dance," "Lift" (for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination), "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "I Think I Love My Wife," "She Hate Me," "Miracle at St. Anna," "Lakeview Terrace," "The Details," "A Thousand Words," "Mother and Child," "Django Unchained," "Peeples" and "Cars 3." Washington is active in many social and political causes. 

Keegan-Michael Key

Mr. Hawkins

As an actor, writer, and creator, Keegan-Michael Key has become one of the most creative and in-demand faces in Hollywood. With his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging talent in both comedy and drama, Key redefines what it means to be a chameleon and multi-hyphenate in the worlds of film, television, and theater. Currently, Key can be seen in Nick Stoller's comedy series "Friends from College," which follows a group of Harvard alumni and their adult successes - or lack thereof. The show premiered on Netflix on July 14th. He also recently made his New York stage debut in The Public Theater's production of Hamlet as Horatio, opposite Oscar Isaac. Sam Gold directs the production, which opened on July 13th. He recently wrapped production on Shane Black's The Predator, which is expected to hit theaters August 3, 2018. A sequel to the 1987 sci-fi hit Predator, the film also stars Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, and Jacob Tremblay. Later this year, he will also lend his voice to Sony Picture Animation's The Star, due this November. Key is the co-creator and co-star of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" with Jordan Peele. The show won the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, with Key being individually nominated for acting and co-writing with Peele. Key was previously nominated for 5 Emmy Awards for his work on the show, as well as a 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. "Key & Peele" won a 2014 Peabody Award and an American Comedy Award for Best Alternative Comedy Series. 

Jo Ellen Pellman

Emma Nolan

Pellman has previously appeared on HBO's The Deuce and Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she starred in A Christmas Carol, The Drowsy Chaperone, Me and My Girl, Twist, and Grand Concourse.

Ariana DeBose

Alyssa Greene

Ariana will next appear in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of West Side Story. Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (Off-Broadway and original Broadway cast), Leading Player in the Tony Winning revival of Pippin, Mary Wilson of the Supremes (Diana Ross cover) in Motown, Nautica in Andy Blankenbuehler's Bring It On the Musical, and Sondheim's Company with the NY Philharmonic. Her film credits include: Anita in West Side Story and Alyssa Green in The Prom. TV credits include: "Blue Bloods" (CBS), "The Breaks" (VH1), "SYTYCD" top 20 season 6 (Fox) & "OLTL" Star Crossed Lovers Series. 

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

Ryan Murphy

Director

Over the last decade, Ryan Murphy has become one of the most influential creators in entertainment. The screenwriter, director and producer has won six Emmy Awards out of 28 nominations and a Tony Award in 2019 for Best Revival of a Play, as a producer. He has also earned three Grammy Award nominations, as a producer. He is best known for creating and producing a number of successful television series that often include a cast from a repertoire of frequent collaborators with Murphy. Below is a list of all of Murphy's past, current and upcoming television and film projects. Not included are Murphy's unsold pilots, including "St. Sass" for The WB, "Pretty/Handsome" from FX and "Open" for HBO.

Chad Beguelin

Book/Screenplay

Chad Beguelin is a four-time Tony nominee whose works include Disney's Aladdin (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Best Book) and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf. Chad is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez- Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Chad is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing Program.

Bob Martin

Book/Screenplay

Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer for over three decades. He has received many awards in both Canada and the U.S., including a Tony for The Drowsy Chaperone. Recent TV projects include "Slings & Arrows" I, II & III (TMN, Sundance), "Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays" (CBC), "Michael: Everyday" (CBC), "Sensitive Skin" I & II (HBO) and "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" (NBC). Recent theatre projects include Encores! Hey, Look Me Over (NY); The Sting (Paper Mill); Half Time (Chicago, Paper Mill); The Prom (Atlanta); Elf (Broadway, Dublin, London); The Drowsy Chaperone (Toronto, Broadway, London); and Second City Toronto (Performer, Director, Artistic Director). In development: Millions (Platt/Rudin), A Night at the Museum (Fox) and The Princess Bride (Disney).

Matthew Sklar

Music

Tony, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of the Broadway musicals Elf and The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for the critically acclaimed NBC stop-motion animated TV special "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas." Additional TV/film credits include "Sesame Street," "Wonder Pets!" and PBS's "American Masters." Awards include the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Award and the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation.

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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