One of the best parts of working for Broadway Inbound is getting sneak peeks of all the exciting shows coming to Broadway next season. This time around we decided to share the experience—with a livestream of a preview event for the new musical The Prom!
The Prom is a new and totally original musical. As we gathered in the lobby of New World Stages, we had no idea what to expect. With director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, Book of Mormon) at the helm of the production, we knew it was going to be a blast! And we weren’t let down.
The Prom is about a group of fading Broadway stars who take up celebrity activism. When they hear about a high school student in Indiana who is butting heads with the parents in her town—all because she wants to take her girlfriend to her prom—they take it upon themselves to intervene.
Although the show doesn’t open until October, this cast is delivering beautiful ballads, energetic dance numbers, hilarious antics—and shifting between them effortlessly.
In just a couple of songs, we were blown away by this show’s ability to make us laugh at these misguided performers. (And nobody can poke fun at Broadway performers like Broadway performers!) We were also treated to a heartfelt and grounded number sung by the two young women who just want to dance with each other.
If you missed our livestream of the event don’t worry – there will be plenty of other opportunities to get an inside look at The Prom and your other favorite Broadway shows, so stay tuned! In the meantime, visit the show page below and book your group tickets to The Prom!