'The Prom' Netflix Movie Musical Will Star Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande, & More!

Brenda Watkins
June 26, 2019

Murphy aims to be in production this December, and Netflix will release the film in cinemas for an awards run in autumn 2020 before it shows up on the streaming service.

The Prom's official Broadway synopsis is: A new musical comedy about big Broadway stars, a small town, and a love that unites them all.

"The Prom", which was nominated for Best Musical at this year's Tony Awards, centers around a small IN town where teenager Emma, along with her girlfriend Alyssa, are banned from attending their school dance, leading several former Broadway stars to stand up for the young couple.

In Prom, Streep - now starring on season 2 of HBO's Big Little Lies - will play Dee Dee Allen, a two-time Tony-winning stage actress who partners with Corden's Barry Glickman for a flop musical about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.

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She carded an even-par 72 to complete a wire-to-wire triumph, only the second player this century to lead alone after every round. Though she's only 22, well, she's naturally begun thinking about paying the gift forward one day the way Webb did to her.

James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells will also appear in the film version of the Tony Award-nominated musical. It's the first movie project announced under Murphy's Netflix deal. It's set to end its Broadway run on August 11. After career-ending reviews, they decide - along with Broadway babies Kidman as Angie Dickinson and Rannells (Book of Mormon) as Trent Oliver - to champion a cause to rehabilitate their careers.

"Murphy's star-studded cast came together quickly this spring", reports Deadline.

Grande is set for the role of Emma's closeted girlfriend, Alyssa, a PTA daughter at the top of the social totem-pole. Tony Award victor Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Beguelin have also written the book based on Jack Vierel's original concept. A nationwide search led by casting director Alexa Fogel is on to fill the role of Emma...

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