"Don't be surprised if The Prom gets a Broadway corsage." —Frank Rizzo for Variety
"The Prom has a date with Broadway...with Dee Dee, the writers have invented a prima donna for the ages. Holy moly, [Beth] Leavel is good." —Wendell Brock for AJC
A new Broadway-bound musical comedy
Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, director of Tuck Everlasting and co-director of The Book of Mormon
Everyone’s got their issues—but for Emma, hers are a national headline. She becomes an instant outcast—and news story—when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Sensing a chance to correct an injustice—and maybe get some good publicity along the way—a group of fading Broadway stars takes up the cause, and invades Emma's small Indiana town. But their bumbling attempts at social activism make the situation far worse than they—or Emma—could have ever imagined. Cultures clash and the town erupts in chaos. The community's reputation, Emma's future, and the actors' careers all hang in the balance, until a true hero emerges to save the day. Uproarious and uplifting with show-stopping dance numbers, this new musical is about inspiring people to accept their differences, being the star you were always meant to be, and that age old truth: there’s no business like getting in other people’s.
Supported by the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Fund and Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation
The Alliance Stage is the Alliance Theatre's primary performing space.