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‘The Prom’ Gets a Date for Broadway

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A scene from “The Prom,” which will arrive in the 2018-19 season on Broadway.

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“The Prom,” a musical comedy that weaves high school lesbians and self-involved thespians into a heartwarming confection, is coming to Broadway.

The musical, which was staged at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta last year, is about a group of publicity-hungry Broadway actors who decide to intervene when a small-town Indiana high school cancels its prom rather than let two girls attend as a couple. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution dubbed it “a crowd-pleasing spectacle with a well-intentioned message,” while Variety called it “loopy, loving and joyous.”

The show’s producers announced Friday that the musical will open on Nov. 15, 2018, at an unspecified Shubert theater. In a sign of how tight the competition for theaters has become, “The Prom” is one of several shows that have already announced plans to open next season, even though this season has just begun: among the others are “Gettin’ The Band Back Together,” “Straight White Men,” “The Cher Show,” “Pretty Woman,” “King Kong” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

“The Prom,” originally conceived by Jack Viertel, features a book by Bob Martin (“The Drowsy Chaperone”) and Chad Beguelin (“Aladdin”); music by Matthew Sklar (“The Wedding Singer”); and lyrics by Mr. Beguelin. The musical is directed by the Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (“The Book of Mormon”). The musical’s lead producers are Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke.

“The Prom” Production Trailer Video by Alliance Theatre

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