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Ryan Murphy Is Making Broadway's 'The Prom' Into a Movie!

Ryan Murphy Is Making Broadway's 'The Prom' Into a Movie!

Ryan Murphy has announced that he will be turning the Broadway musical The Prom into a new movie event for Netflix!

The producer revealed the news following a special charity performance of the show on Tuesday night (April 9) in New York City.

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,” Ryan wrote on Instagram. “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.”

He added, “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.”

THR reports that the movie is aiming for a September 2020 debut. It’s not clear if any of the Broadway cast members will be involved in the film.

The musical follows an Indiana teenager who is banned from taking her girlfriend to the school dance, which leads a group of Broadway performers to band together to fight the injustice.

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Photos: Deen van Meer
Posted to: Broadway, Movies, Netflix, Ryan Murphy, The Prom

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