This new Broadway musical comedy centers around four fading stars, whose desperate need of a new stage leads them to protest a small-town prom. Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw ('Book of Mormon.') More…
When these theater relics hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town Indiana prom—and the press is involved—they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. Now, Broadway’s brassiest are coming to join the fight and they are ready to kick-ball-change the world.
“‘The Prom’ is giving Broadway something it's been lacking for years, which is a high-spirited, old-fashioned musical comedy, where the cast's energy spills out over the footlights, and is then reflected in all the smiling faces you encounter as you leave the theater. It's the equivalent of a standing ovation that moves out into the streets.” Full Review
“'The Prom’ is everything we love about Broadway...Hilarious, powerful, poignant, silly, and happily cheesy...An empowering love story between two teens...Fabulously directed by Casey Nicholaw...It goes beyond defending and honoring LGBTQ’s right to love. It defends and dignifies love, itself. It is incredibly vivacious from music to performances...It is a surplus of hope, joy, and equality." Full Review
“The completely original new show starts off with a bang and never lets up...The book...is tight and perfectly constructed...The laughs are endless...Tears will be shed. Like a real prom night, you get to have all the feels with this show...Nicholaw lets the script speak for itself, walking that perfect line between reality and musical comedy heaven, all with breathtaking pacing...The cast is just as perfect...As far as musical comedies go, this one is practically perfect in every way.” Full Review
“’The Prom’ proudly and easily surpassing its deceivingly stale title, reinventing the musical comedy wheel with stupendous charm, humor and a whole wagon full of heart and cleverness...Hilariously spot on lyrics overflows the punch bowl with smart and sassy songs one after the other, glorified by magnificent performances, and a heartfelt message of love, connection, and inclusion...A full throttle joy to behold." Full Review
"A first-rate production from director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, 'The Prom' has everything you want in a musical comedy: a good story, glitzy production numbers, and a happy ending. Politically incorrect and refreshingly self-effacing, it's the antidote to our ultraserious age...With loads of humor and heart, 'The Prom' smartly challenges us to question whom our outrage is really serving...Nicholaw proves to be the ideal director." Full Review
"They wrap an outrageous showbiz satire around the earnest center, and the result is the perfect blend of salt and sweet...A good premise executed well...The combination of outsize Broadway personalities with more sensitively drawn small-town types is one of the cleverer features of the book, which is a model of efficiency and narrative drive...Sklar’s score, with bright, polished lyrics by Beguelin, hits all the pleasure centers...'The Prom’s' wit, craft, and heart count for a lot." Full Review
“A good, old-fashioned, heartwarming musical that is wholly original...’The Prom,' a sweet and subversive original new musical, is a delicious gift from the musical comedy gods. This tale of four Broadway performers descending on rural Indiana to help a lesbian teenager take her girlfriend to the prom packs non-stop laughs and high energy dance numbers alongside an important message of inclusion. A good, old-fashioned musical, you can’t go wrong with a visit to ‘The Prom.’” Full Review
"Much of 'The Prom’s' giddy success comes from its razor-sharp writing team...'The Prom' teaches lessons of tolerance and acceptance through laughter, and the troupe’s narcissism eventually gives way to empathy with the help of the story’s unassuming heroine. Ms. Kinnunen is refreshingly honest, carrying herself with heartfelt Gen Z awkwardness while also possessing Broadway vocal chops that will have audiences on their feet." Full Review
“Big, broad and brassy. It is full of stereotypes, theatre references, production numbers, and a lot of laughs from characters you learn to love. What sets this show apart, is that it takes a chance, betting against the odds, that an important subject matter can be addressed and resolved, even if heavily sugar coated with humor, song, and dance, as long as real, honest human beings emerge in the process...An incredible cast...These talented performers are exhilarating and a joy to watch." Full Review
"Too tempting of a political carrot for a Broadway community starving for witty political humor and the warm embrace of an indulgent Broadway musical...As hard as I tried, I couldn’t dislike it; in fact, I loved it...'The Prom,' bound by a stingingly clever book, exceedingly well-written for musicals of its ilk, is as much a political parody of Broadway as it is a love song to its own form...Exceptionally original yet cradled by tradition." Full Review
“So much fun...The music here was lively, if familiar. The lyrics suffered occasionally from a self-mocking, self-referential quality; still, there were some refreshing stings...The characters are broadly drawn Broadway type...The story is unlikely at best. But the script has some bite. There were up to twenty lines that only worked if you were steeped in musicals...That ‘The Prom’ is not edgy is fine; it is exuberant.”" Full Review
“Maybe it’s not perfect, but if you are up for laugh-out-loud fun, catchy tunes, and major-league performances, you won’t be disappointed with ‘The Prom’...While ‘The Prom’s’ framework is reminiscent of many vibrant American musicals, its nutty backstage theatricality mixes up a timely and poignant message of acceptance...’The Prom’ strikes some timely discrimination issues and punctures a few show-biz egos. It is an entertaining musical with a sincere heart.” Full Review
“This disarmingly self-satirizing entertainment gets more laughs than you might imagine out of a shaky premise; it manages to be genuinely touching and it rarely oversells itself. On Broadway these days, that amounts to a trifecta...Nobody is rewriting the history of musical theatre in 'The Prom,' but this is the kind of fast, funny, contemporary show that every season needs...Wickedly knowing while simultaneously wearing its heart on its sleeve." Full Review
"While it's yet another show emphasizing…identity politics, it serves up enough spoonfuls of theatrical sugar to make its medicine go down…Each lead gets plenty of singing, dancing, and comic opportunities...Martin…and…Beguelin's…formulaic book provides them with engagingly entertaining material, as do Beguelin's snappy lyrics, and Matthew Sklar's happily upbeat music…Leavel, Ashmanskas, Sieber, and Schworer comprise as talented a quartet of musical comedy performers as you're likely to find." Full Review
"Such a joyful hoot. With its kinetic dancing, broad mugging and belty anthems, it makes you believe in musical comedy again...As in many of the greatest Golden Age musicals, they latch onto a subject of topical importance, using its gravity to anchor their satire and their satire to leaven its earnestness...The ensemble’s big numbers, set to Glen Kelly’s dance arrangements, are a blast...It consistently delivers on its entertainment promises as well as its Golden Age premise." Full Review
"A sweet-hearted original musical that, despite a few missteps, leaves you grinning by the last dance...It is cheering to see a musical comedy that engages with modern questions, with a teenage lesbian romance at its center to boot...Nicholaw’s peppy direction helps gives the show enough momentum to power past the show’s narrative potholes...Nowhere is this celebration more joyous than in the deliciously hammy performances of its two seasoned stars." Full Review
“A tuneful original score, a book about characters across the age spectrum who deliver a positive message along with the laughs, and lots of eye-catching visuals and peppy dance numbers...Two and a half hours of enjoyable musical entertainment...Nicholaw's fast-paced direction and generous serving of lively dance routines...overcomes the occasional stumbles into over-sentimental and somewhat ham-fisted humor. The entire cast is terrific.” Full Review
“This delightful, cannily-crafted show that puts the comedy back in musical comedy...Totally original. It is hilarious, generous and touching...There is a terrific song for each character, the dance numbers are wonderfully energetic and the ending is touching. The sturdy book...includes a slew of insider Broadway musical jokes to make the audience feel smart. The music is catchy and the lyrics are often clever...Brilliantly cast.” Full Review
"A bonbon of the highest order. It is so deliciously entertaining that it probably makes zero difference that it is also manipulative as hell, with a bifurcated plot targeting two different audience demographics and an often funny, lightly satirical script aimed with great precision at low-hanging fruit. Categorize it as a guilty pleasure, if you wish, but a pleasure it most assuredly is...A jubilant Broadway musical that aims to please and that, more often than not, fully hits the mark." Full Review
"The wittiest musical to brighten Broadway this season...Add an enjoyable cast, Casey Nicholaw’s slick direction, and rousing choreography perfectly attuned to the subject matter and you have the ingredients for a sure-fire, word-of-mouth hit...A terrific ensemble masters the spirited, demanding choreography, often to audience applause...Fun-filled and packed with entertainment blending with the underlying sincerity." Full Review
"A bit sanctimonious in spots, but most of 'The Prom' is really, really funny—and much of it, to my happy surprise, is funny at the expense of the good guys...The uncommonly smart book and lyrics...Sklar’s music mostly runs to knowing but unmemorable pastiche but his score serves its dramatic purpose, and Casey Nicholaw, the director-choreographer, nails everything together with stopwatch-precise comic timing." Full Review
"With a tuneful score, a playful book, and performances that remind you what Broadway heart and chutzpah are all about, this cause celebre of a show turns out to be a joyous, funny, and sweet production that should appeal to several generations of musical fans...Sklar’s easy melodies and Beguelin’s witty lyrics are a mix of classic Broadway show tunes and exuberant pop songs...Nicholaw maintains his just-right touch in balancing the outrageous and the sweet." Full Review
"The giddy, smart, big-hearted new musical...With irrepressibly energetic tunes by Matthew Sklar and winking lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a cheeky, just-poignant-enough book by Beguelin and Bob Martin...'The Prom' balances between the misguided (ding!) hijinks of the self-absorbed actors and the real stakes of Emma’s life at school...The show is full of witty delights...It’s big silly fun, with a sly wink and a warm heart." Full Review
"An often blissfully goofy new musical of strong moral fiber...Makes a wholehearted case for theatre’s capacity to soothe and uplift the spirit. At once a love letter to the form and rallying cry for outsiders young and old, it’s the kind of musical that reminds audiences at every turn why any of us love musicals in the first place...The first new Broadway musical to directly and successfully address the country’s deepening political divisions in the present day." Full Review
"Silly and slight, but also heartfelt and sweet...The songs feel like genuine expressions of the characters' dilemmas and frustrations...Yet MVP credit here goes to Nicholaw, who not only moves the show along at an exuberant clip and keeps the tone balanced between sincerity and self-referentiality, but also serves up some of the mostly deceptively sophisticated, purely entertaining choreography of any recent Broadway musical." Full Review
See it if You enjoy great dancing, a relevant storyline and wonderful acting and singing! This show is so funny and sad at the same time! I loved it!!
Don't see it if If you don’t care for theatre references in a show, don’t like to laugh and if you don’t like big fun dance numbers.
See it if You love broadway show with an important and relevant message. Are interested in lgbt themes and issues.
Don't see it if You’re not looking for an original show, dealing with issues pulled from current events.
See it if You love meta-musicals along the lines of the very clever DROWSY CHAPERONE, & CURTAINS; enjoy clever songs & belting voices
Don't see it if You're not fans of musicals or gay people. Everyone else will love it!
See it if you want: a thoroughly enjoyable musical, relevant to today's prejudices "serious" comedy, not teen fluff Surprisingly near-perfect
Don't see it if you are against LGBT rights & lifestyle
See it if you want to see a good, old-fashioned Broadway musical; you are gay, straight, a teenager, or an adult
Don't see it if If you are homophobic; if you don't like Broadway musicals
See it if you want to see a musical comedy that not only provides laughs but tremendous heart. This show will make you cry, laugh, and feel amazing!
Don't see it if you are not progressive enough to appreciate that Love is Love is Love is Love.
See it if you love Broadway musicals and actors who can make your skin tingle with joy and laughter.
Don't see it if you do not like musicals or are homophobic. But if you think you do not like Broadway musicals, this musical might just change your mind.
See it if you like musicals that totally entertain & educate at the same time.Delightful show.Shines a light on homophobia.Does it while entertaining
Don't see it if you are a right wing wing nut.Or actually you are EXACTLY the person who needs to see this fun and funny show. Open your unruly heart!
See it if You want an original Broadway show that is hilarious and really important in today's day and age
Don't see it if If you are conservative and not support of LGBTQ+ rights
See it if you want to laugh, cheer and applaud for a funny show with high energy dancing and singing and a relevant social topic that is current .
Don't see it if you do not believe that we all have the freedom to choose whom ever we want to love and sing about it.
See it if you love a traditional, fun musical comedy. It entertains while tackling an important issue.
Don't see it if you don't like fun musicals. But, lol, who doesn't?? So just go see it!
See it if you enjoy being greatly entertained, or enjoy laughing, feeling good or having a good time.
Don't see it if you are homophobic or hate having anything positive in your life that you may actually enjoy
See it if If you love charming old school musicals with modern sensibilities.
Don't see it if If you have issues with homosexual themes you should stay away because this show is delightfully gay.
See it if You enjoy seeing shows with a lot of heart and want to see an original story.
Don't see it if You don't like more traditional musicals. It is modern and has a variety of music but at its core is more traditional.
See it if you’re a fan of high energy, funny musicals that have a ton of heart. Or you love Broadway - there are lots of great references.
Don't see it if you’re a grump. Or would be bothered by some cheesiness.
See it if Hysterical!! Enjoyable show in every aspect. Cast was superb, the laughs never ended! Run, don't walk to see this show.
Don't see it if You don't like humorous musicals or LGBT topic.
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$99 - $109 Orchestra
$69 - $99 Mezzanine
$49 - $69 Balcony
Offer valid for performances through 5/11/19. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Limit 10 tickets per order. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability and includes a $2.00 facility fee. Normal phone and Internet service charges apply. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.
Orchestra from $99 (Reg. $149-$169)
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Offer valid for performances through 4/21/19. Not valid for performances: 11/23/18-11/24/18. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Limit 10 tickets per order. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability and includes a $2.00 facility fee. Normal phone and Internet service charges apply. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.
Offer valid for performances through 12/20/18. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Limit 10 tickets per order. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability and includes a $2.00 facility fee. Normal phone and Internet service charges apply. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.
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