Ryan Murphy is adapting the Tony Award-nominated musical “The Prom” for Netflix, with big names Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells set to star.
The musical follows Emma, a lesbian teen from a small Indiana town who wants to bring her girlfriend to prom — and how formerly famous Broadway stars make it their mission for her to succeed after reading online about her plight. Aside from the star-studded cast, a nationwide search is on to find a fresh face to play the role of Emma.
“The Prom” was nominated for seven Tony Awards this year, including best musical as well as lead actress in a musical nods for Beth Leavel and Caitlin Kinnunen, who starred as Dee Dee and Emma, respectively.
“The Prom” is targeted for a fall 2020 release as part of Murphy’s multi-year creative deal with Netflix.
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