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Musical Comedy ‘The Prom’ Sets Broadway Run for November 2018

Broadway musicals are already beginning to line up for next season, with comedy “The Prom” now signed up to hit New York in a production that opens in November 2018 following a 2016 debut in Atlanta.

The Prom,” produced by Dori Berinstein and former DreamWorks Animation exec Bill Damaschke, follows a group of New York theater people who descend on a small town in Indiana to come to the aid of an LGBTQ student hoping to attend her prom with her still-closeted girlfriend. Bob Martin (“The Drowsy Chaperone”) and Chad Beguelin (“Aladdin”) pen the book for the show, which has a music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin. Sklar and Beguelin have previously collaborated on musicals including “Elf” and “The Wedding Singer.”

Director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw stages the show, teed up for Broadway after his production of “Mean Girls” lands in the spring. His productions of “The Book of Mormon” and “Aladdin” are both currently running.

“The Prom” joins a 2018-19 lineup that also includes “Gettin’ The Band Back Together,” a new musical about 40-somethings who reunite their high school band, opening in August 2018.

Following its premiere at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater last year, “The Prom” has set its opening night on Broadway for Nov. 15, 2018, with a start date for previews still to be set. The Shubert Organization has committed to give the show a theater, but the exact venue remains to be set. No casting has yet been announced for the Broadway incarnation, but in Atlanta, the production starred Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, Brooks Ashmanskas, Martin Moran, Anna Grace Barlow and Caitlin Kinnunen.

Along with Berinstein and Damaschke, the producing team includes Jack Lane, Jim & Cathy Berges, Natasha Davison, Nelda Sue Yaw, Kimberlee Garris, Reade Fahs, Elliot Masie, The John Gore Organization, Lisa Morris and Joe Grandy in association with Darren P. DeVerna/Jeremiah J. Harris and Reagan Silber.

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