THE PROM TO LAUNCH FIRST NATIONAL TOUR AT PPAC IN FEBRUARY 2021 AND ANNOUNCES LICENSING DEAL WITH THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE
“TOUCHES A CHORD IN ANY PERSON WHO’S NOT ONLY FOUND A SAFE HOME IN THE WORLD OF MUSICALS, BUT A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, TOO! This joyous, original musical, with a big-laugh book, exuberant songs and jaw-dropping star-turns, is so full of happiness that you think your heart is about to burst. It reminds you what Broadway is all about.”
“SMART AND BIG-HEARTED. Genuine joy rolls off the stage in this musical full of witty delights, irrepressibly energetic tunes, winking lyrics and a cheeky book. I seldom stopped laughing. It’s a damn good time! Did I shed several real tears in The Prom’s final scene? Maybe I did.”
– New York Magazine
CRITIC’S PICK! “The Prom consistently delivers on its entertainment promises as well as its Golden Age premise: MUSICALS, HOWEVER ZAZZY, CAN ADDRESS THE DEEPEST ISSUES DIVIDING US. Like a certain cockeyed optimist, you may even note a lump in your throat. It makes you believe in musical comedy again!”
– New York Times
Directed and Choreographed by Tony Winner & 2019 Tony Nominee CASEY NICHOLAW
Book by Tony Winner & 2019 Tony Nominee BOB MARTIN & 2019 Tony Nominee CHAD BEGUELIN
Music by 2019 Tony Nominee MATTHEW SKLAR
Lyrics by 2019 Tony Nominee CHAD BEGUELIN
(New York, NY) Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein and Jack Lane announce today that Broadway’s Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical THE PROM will launch a National Tour in Providence, Rhode Island at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in February 2021. Exact dates and additional cities will be announced at a later date. The production also announces that a worldwide licensing deal has been confirmed with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).
PPAC President and CEO J.L. “Lynn” Singleton said, “This national tour opening at the Providence Performing Arts Center will be FUN! This show is a real romp…the creative team has done an outstanding job in crafting a show that has poignancy and heart, while still delivering a contemporary, fast-paced, and entertaining musical! Our Rhode Island audiences will enjoy seeing THE PROM in Winter 2021 and we are excited to welcome the entire company to Providence.”
TRW Founder, President & CEO Steve Spiegel expressed his delight and pride in bringing THE PROM into TRW's ever-growing musical catalogue. Said Spiegel, "THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever. It’s a treasure, a true masterpiece of writing by Martin, Beguelin and Sklar. It will be embraced and celebrated by all sectors of our theatrical marketplace as every actor, musician and audience member in countless productions appreciates the celebration of humankind found in this uplifting, joyful musical."
THE PROM officially opened November 15, 2018 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner & 2019 Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), a book by Tony Award winner & 2019 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and 2019 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by 2019 Tony & Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by 2019 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award Chad Beguelin.
THE PROM stars 2019 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner & 2019 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Drama League Award Nominee Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), 2019 Tony Award nominee Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (The Iceman Cometh), 2019 Chita Rivera Award nominee Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and an ensemble that includes Mary Antonini (Jesus Christ Superstar), Courtney Balan (Falsettos), Gabi Campo (Broadway Debut), Jerusha Cavazos (Broadway Debut), Shelby Finnie (Broadway Debut), Josh Franklin (Anything Goes), Fernell Hogan (Broadway Debut), Joomin Hwang (Broadway Debut), Sheldon Henry (Broadway Debut), David Josefsberg (Waitress), Becca Lee (Broadway Debut), Wayne Mackins (Broadway Debut), Kate Marilley (My Fair Lady), Vasthy Mompoint (SpongeBob SquarePants) Anthony Norman (Broadway Debut), Drew Redington (Holiday Inn), Jack Sippel (Broadway Debut), Teddy Toye (Lysistrata Jones), Kalyn West (Broadway Debut) and Brittany Zeinstra (Broadway Debut).
THE PROM is the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine calls “smart and big-hearted” and The New York Times declares a Critic’s Pick! It’s a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars, a small town, and a love that unites them all.
THE PROM features scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask (Book of Mormon), costume design by Tony Award winner Ann Roth (Shuffle Along) & Matthew Pachtman (Hello, Dolly!, Associate Costume Designer), lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Frozen), sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan (Mean Girls), wig and hair design by Josh Marquette (Present Laughter), make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Present Laughter), orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman (Hello, Dolly!), additional orchestrations by John Clancy (Mean Girls), music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls), music direction by Meg Zervoulis (Mean Girls), music arrangements by Glen Kelly (Mean Girls), vocal arrangements by Matthew Sklar and Mary-Mitchell Campbell and casting by Telsey + Co./Bethany Knox. THE PROM is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.
The producing team for THE PROM also includes James & Catherine Berges, Nelda Sue Yaw, Natasha Davison, Terry Schnuck, Kimberlee Garris, Jane Dubin, Joe Grandy, Lisa Morris, Rosalind Productions Inc., Seth A. Goldstein, Fahs Productions, Mike Kriak, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra & Stephen Della Pietra, Fox Theatricals-Mosbacher-Lonow Vivek Shah Don & Nancy Ross, Cliff Hopkins, Masie Productions, Three Belles & A Bob, Armstrong-Manocherian, Arment-Tackel, Fakler-Silver, Palitz-Stern-Smedes, Larry & Elizabeth Lenke/Elizabeth L. Green, Nancy & Ken Kranzberg/David Lyons, Iris Smith/Instone Productions, Kuhlman-Ketner/Wallace-AtxRandomProductions, The John Gore Organization and The Shubert Organization in association with Independent Presenters Network, Margot Astrachan, Michael & Adrienne Blackman, Darren P. Deverna & Jeremiah J. Harris, Stephen & Heidi Distante and Reagan Silber.
Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe & Peabody Award winner Ryan Murphy (The Boys In The Band, “American Horror Story”) recently announced that he will be turning THE PROM into a movie event for Netflix.
Viking Books also recently announced that Saundra Mitchell, author of over twenty books for tweens and teens, has written the YA novelization of the hit Broadway musical comedy, THE PROM to adapt the new original musical into a reading experience that reflects the energy and humor of the show, and echoes its message of acceptance and inclusion. The book will be published on September 10, 2019 with Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.
THE PROM made its world premiere at The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, Susan V. Booth, Artistic Director, in 2016, where Variety raved, “Musical Comedy Heaven! A funny, loving and joyous musical,” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called the show “A crowd-pleasing spectacle and delightful good fun! A valentine to the outrageous egos of the Great White Way.”
Tickets for THE PROM are on sale at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street) and range from $59 – $179 (including the $2 facility fee).
A $40 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Longacre Theatre box office when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
For more information visit ThePromMusical.com.
Follow THE PROM on Instagram and Twitter at @ThePromMusical and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThePromMusical/.
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ABOUT THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE
Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) opened its doors in October 2006 representing musicals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End, as well as shows originating in regional theatres and elsewhere. Its mission is to cultivate and introduce new work along with extending the production life of musicals throughout the world. The TRW family of musicals includes JERSEY BOYS, WE WILL ROCK YOU, SPAMALOT, GREASE, MEMPHIS, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, GHOST, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ON YOUR FEET!, THE COLOR PURPLE and many others. TRW licenses productions to a broad range of customers, including schools, community, civic, amateur and religious organizations; summer stock and dinner theatres; regional and residential theatres, youth theatres, cruise ships, casinos, hotels, and producers of touring and Off-Broadway or off-West End productions. Having created and introduced school, junior and youth editions, alongside small and large cast versions, all using innovative rehearsal and performance products and resources, TRW is committed to fostering the artistic and commercial value of musical theatre presentation. Visit www.theatricalrights.com.