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'The Prom' Movie Cast - See Who Plays Each Character!

The new movie musical The Prom is streaming right now on Netflix and it’s a joyful and uplifting film that is perfect to watch with your family this holiday season!

A star-studded cast brought the Broadway show to the screen and there are also some amazing newcomers in the mix.

The story follows a group of Broadway stars with a crisis on their hands who come up with a plan to resurrect their public images. After reading about an openly gay high school student in Indiana who has been banned from attending the prom, the actors travel to the small town to give the girl a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

The Prom premiered on Broadway back in November 2018 and Ryan Murphy quickly got the rights to turn it into a movie… and he surely didn’t wait long to make the film!

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James Corden Plays Gay in 'The Prom' Despite Being Straight, Andrew Rannells Shares Thoughts on the Casting

A lot of people are upset by James Corden‘s casting in the new movie The Prom and his co-star Andrew Rannells is reacting to the controversy.

Corden, who is straight, plays an openly gay and proudly out Broadway star in the new movie. Rannells, who is gay in real life, plays the straight lead male role.

Vanity Fair even ran a story with the headline, “James Corden Should Have Been Banned from The Prom.” In the article, the magazine called the actor’s performance “insulting.”

Andrew shared his thoughts on the casting in a new interview.

Click inside to find out what he said… More Here! »

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'The Prom' Has a Joke About TV's 'Two Of a Kind' That Made So Much More Sense on Broadway

There’s a joke in the new movie musical The Prom that might not make a lot of sense to you if you didn’t see the Broadway version.

When the Broadway stars in the movie arrive at a motel in small-town Indiana, the clerk doesn’t recognize Meryl Streep and James Corden‘s characters Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman, but he does recognize Andrew Rannells‘ Trent Oliver.

Trent, a fictional character, is best known for playing “that guy” on the ’90s sitcom Talk to the Hand.

The hotel clerk that tells Trent that he recognizes him as the star of Talk to the Hand and notes that the show is on “right after Two of a Kind.” What made this line so funny on Broadway was that Trent was played by Christopher Sieber, who starred on Two of a Kind as the Olsen Twins‘ single father. The scene was like a wink-wink moment between the actors and the audience and it always got a ton of laughter.

None of the stars from the Broadway version were included in the film version, though the movie still brings the show’s magic to life!

Andrew Rannells & Jimmy Fallon Recap 2020 with a Musical - Watch Now!

Andrew Rannells and Jimmy Fallon are looking back at the mess that was 2020.

The 42-year-old Boys in the Band actor stopped The Tonight Show on Monday (December 7) to recap the year with the help of Broadway songs.

In their musical sketch, Andrew and Jimmy sing about the pandemic, self-isolating at home, spending too much time on the game Animal Crossing.

“2020, oh what a journey,” Jimmy started. “How has one year felt like 30?” He then breaks in to songs with lyrics that included activities that we weren’t able to do because of the pandemic, like “seeing a concert,” “shopping for bedding” and attending a family reunion on a Disney cruise.

Andrew then joins in singing about Zoom meeting: “On top I’m dressed, waist down I’m a mess, I’m ready to work from home.”

“I think that I’m losing my sanity… I gotta leave this house,” the two sing together.

Set to tune of “Memory” from Cats, Jimmy sings: “Memories, drinking lattes at Starbucks…Sitting crammed into tables, with nowhere to put my arms.”

The recap musical also included the election, Moderna vaccine and attending outdoor birthday parties.

“When 2020 started it was supposed to be my year,” Andrew sings. “So, what happened? Took a shower once a month, while trembling in fear, God what happened? A Virus that infects the entire world.”

'The Prom' Movie Soundtrack - Listen to the Full Musical Here!

The star-studded Netflix movie musical The Prom will not be released for another week, but you can listen to the music right now if you want a sneak preview!

Sony Music Masterworks has released the full soundtrack for the movie, which is based on the Broadway show of the same name.

Unlike many other stage-to-screen adaptations, The Prom includes all of the original songs and doesn’t add any new ones, other than two end credits tracks.

The Prom features Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, Ariana DeBose, and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman.

You can now watch the full video of Nicole performing her big musical number “Zazz” alongside Jo Ellen.

The soundtrack for The Prom can be downloaded now on iTunes or streamed below from Spotify.

Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' Is Coming to Netflix - Read the Reviews!

Ryan Murphy‘s The Prom doesn’t hit Netflix until December 11, but the reviews are already in!

The star-studded cast for the film includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, Ariana DeBose, and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman.

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Here is the synopsis: Dee Dee Allen (Streep) and Barry Glickman (Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Key), the head of the PTA (Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (DeBose).

When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Kidman) and Trent (Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

Find out what critics are saying inside…

Netflix Debuts Star-Studded Trailer for Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' - Watch!

The Prom is coming!

The upcoming Ryan Murphy movie, which is heading to Netflix, debuted a trailer on Thursday (November 26).

The movie stars Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana Debose, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Nico Greetham, Logan Riley, Nathaniel J. Potvin, Sofia Deler and Kerry Washington.

Here’s a plot summary: Dee Dee Allen (Streep) and Barry Glickman (Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Key), the head of the PTA (Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Kidman) and Trent (Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

The Prom is the film adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, and hits select theaters in December and on Netflix on December 11.

Meryl Streep also raps in the movie!