The Prom is an upcoming American musical comedy film directed by Ryan Murphy and adapted to the screen by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, from their and Matthew Sklar's 2018 Broadway musical of the same name. The film stars Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, and Jo Ellen Pellman.
Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James 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 (Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), Mrs. Greene (Kerry Washington) the head of the PTA has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana 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 Dickinson (Nicole Kidman) and Trent Oliver (Andrew 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.
|author||Bob Martin Chad Beguelin|
|editor||Danielle Wang Peggy Tachdjian|
|keywords||andrew rannells ariana debose ban broadway broadway show broadway theatre high school student james corden keegan-michael key kerry washington new york city nicole kidman school principal wash|
|producer||Adam Anders Alexis Martin Woodall Bill Damaschke Bob Martin Chad Beguelin Dori Berinstein Matthew Sklar Ryan Murphy Scott Robertson|
|productionCompany||Ryan Murphy Productions|
|theme||high school lgbt-related musical comedy|