Casey Nicholaw's 'The Prom' Musical Sets Broadway Run

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The comedy centers on a gay student who has been unceremoniously sidelined from the event at her conservative high school.

Get those corsages and boutineers ready.

The musical comedy The Prom — directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the Tony-winning helmer of The Book of Mormon and the upcoming Mean Girls — will open on Broadway on Nov. 15, 2018, at a Shubert theater to be announced. The new show features a book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), with music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin, who previously worked together on The Wedding Singer and Elf. The cast will be announced at a later date.

Based on an original concept by Jack Viertel, The Prom is set in a small, conservative Indiana town, where a gay student has been unceremoniously sidelined from the high school event for wanting to bring her girlfriend as her date. The show made its world premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in 2016.

"Bob Martin, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin have created an original musical comedy that is equal parts witty, joyful and fun, filled with so much heart," Nicholaw said in a statement. “The Prom is a celebration of individuality and the power of being you, which is a story that we all need to be telling right now.”

The Prom is being produced by Dori Berinstein and former DreamWorks Animation executive Bill Damaschke, with 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.

The opening of The Prom will likely give director-choreographer Nicholaw four shows running simultaneously on Broadway, including Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Mean Girls.

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