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Ryan Murphy's The Prom Adaptation Will Be a Star-Studded Event

Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' Adaptation Will Be a Star-Studded Event

Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' Adaptation Will Be a Star-Studded Event

The lead role has yet to be cast.

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NOTE: Billboard has confirmed reports that said Ariana Grande would be in the movie were incorrect, as she will be on tour at the time of filming.

The Prom has had a splashy season on Broadway, and as it comes to a close at last, fans everywhere still have something to look forward to — a Netflix adaptation of the LGBTQ musical.

The musical follows the story of a teenage girl in a close-minded town in Indiana who wants to attend her high school prom with her girlfriend. The school won’t let her, so a group of washed up Broadway actors decide to turn the event into a PR stunt, and get the rules changed.

Ryan Murphy will be heading up the adaptation, and has tapped Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Andrew Rannells to play the Broadway actors.

Meanwhile, Awkwafina is taking on the role of the publicist for the ragtag bunch, and Keegan-Michael Key is set to play the principal.

The lead role of Emma has yet to be cast.

The Prom has ignited mixed reviews from the LGBTQ community, with some feeling it’s a little over-the-top and silly in both its cultural criticisms and breezy conflict resolutions, even for Broadway. But it’s still a story featuring LGBTQ characters, relationships, and themes, even if Murphy’s casting leaves it confusingly light on LGBTQ actors so far.

The Broadway version of the show made history when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade aired a live performance from the show during the event — and consequently broadcast the Parade’s first ever same-sex kiss, between the two leading ladies.

And only a few months after that momentous occasion, the show’s star, Caitlin Kinnunen, came out herself, admitting that though she had been identifying as a straight ally, she was “currently dating a woman and it is magical and new and exciting.”

Netflix is aiming for a fall 2020 release of The Prom.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.