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6 Reasons to See The Prom

nycgo.com staff
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This fun Broadway musical revolves around a girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom, the small Indiana town that tries stop her and four washed-up Broadway actors who take up her cause in an effort to prove that they are not vapid narcissists. Wondering whether to get tickets for yourself? Here are six reasons why you should:

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1. It's new. There’s a place for adaptations and revivals on Broadway—indeed, they can be big draws—but if you’re looking for something completely fresh, you may want to check this one out. The Prom is not based on a movie or a familiar story, nor is it a new production of a favorite from yesteryear; instead, it’s an original musical with a topical theme.

2. It’s funny. The jokes come at a rapid clip and assume that the audience knows politics and loves Broadway. To give you an idea, the Electoral College and the Drama Desk Awards figure in two of its punchlines.

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3. The songs are catchy. They’ll have you tapping your toes during the show and humming on your way out.

4. It involves an Applebee’s flying onto the stage. It’s a Broadway show, so there’s fun set design. You’ll never look at casual chain dining the same way again, and you’ll also love the elaborate dance numbers.

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5. Its lead is a breakout star. Relative newcomer Caitlin Kinnunen makes Emma a believable teenager whose problems seem real, even in the midst of a big, showy Broadway production.

6. Its creators are responsible for a lot of hits. Between them, Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar, Jack Viertel and Casey Nicholaw can take some credit for The Book of Mormon, Smokey Joe’s Café, Aladdin, The Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway hits. The cast includes Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, and nominees Christopher Sieber and Brooks Ashmanskas.

Click here for more information and to get tickets for The Prom on Broadway.

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