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Four fading Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town Indiana prom—and the press is involved—they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue—and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny.


Longacre Theatre


Nov. 15, 2018


Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein, Jack Lane, James & Catherine Berges, Nelda Sue Yaw, Natasha Davison, Joe Grandy, Kimberlee Garris, Lisa Morris, Terry Schnuck, Jane Dubin, Rosalind Productions, Inc., FAHS Productions, Seth A. Goldstein, Mike Kriak, Don & Nancy Ross, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra & Stephen Della Pietra, Cliff Hopkins, Masie Productions, Vivek Shah, Three Belles & A Bob, Arment-Tackel, Armstrong-Manocherian, Fakler-Silver, Fox Theatricals-Mosbacher-Lonow, Palitz-Stern-Smedes, Nancy & Ken Kranzberg/David Lyons, Larry & Elizabeth Lenke/Elizabeth L. Green, Iris Smith/Instone Productions, Kuhlman-Ketner/Wallace-ATxRandomProductions, The John Gore Organization, The Shubert Organization, Independent Presenters Network, Margot Astrachan, Darren P. DeVerna & Jeremiah J. Harris, Reagan Silber


As directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), this show has “zazz”—“style plus confidence,” which, along with a helping of Broadway dance moves, powers the show’s Act II opening number.

A 2010 controversy in rural Mississippi involved a student named Constance McMillen who was refused permission to take her girlfriend to the Itawamba County Agricultural High School prom. However, in that case, while litigation and national media attention ensued, no Broadway out-of-work activist celebrities became involved.


The show made its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in the summer of 2016 before transferring to Broadway.