Creative power-house Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Pose, Glee) continues flexing his Netflix muscle, this time moving forward on a feature film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical The Prom. Prior to Tuesday night’s charity performance of The Prom for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, GLAAD, and the Trevor Project at NYC’s Longacre Theatre, Murphy made the announcement – though it is still not clear if he will write, produce, or both.
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THE PROM is one of the most uplifting, heartfelt and special musicals I have ever seen on Broadway. It's truly an original that celebrates the underdog and says in a loving spectacular way that LGBTQ rights are human rights. I feel a special connection to it because it's set in Indiana, and that's where I grew up, too. I'm thrilled to announce I'm turning it into a MOVIE EVENT for Netflix, and I'm bringing producers @billdamaschke and @dori.berinstein and the amazing creative team with me — Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Tony Award winner Bob Martin, Tony award nominee @sklarbar73 and Tony Award nominee @Chadbeg. See it first at the Longacre Theatre. It has a musical score that will leave you singing for days, a hilarious and moving book and some of the most showstopping direction, choreography and performances I've ever seen on Broadway. @theprommusical
From director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw and loosely based on a real-life incident, The Prom follows a troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars who swarm a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. Jack Viertel developed the concept, with a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, and lyrics by Beguelin. Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein, and Jack Lane serve as producers.
THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE GETTING IN OTHER PEOPLE’S BUSINESS.
Everyone’s invited to 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 Broadway stars on a mission to change the world, a girl who wants to change her small town, and a love that brings them all together.
You belong at THE PROM!
A film adaptation of The Prom is just one of many projects Murphy has in play at Netflix, including Ben Platt-starrer The Politician premiering September 27 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel series Ratched with Sarah Paulson, as well as Hollywood.