The new tradition of filming or adapting Broadway musicals for streaming services is a real boon for theatre lovers. Following in the footsteps of Hamilton, David Byrne's American Utopia, and The Boys In The Band all available with just a click, Netflix has another offering on deck, courtesy of another Ryan Murphy adaptation: The Prom. And boy, does it have one heck of a cast.
The Netflix adaptation of The Prom is taken from the 2018 Broadway musical of the same name. It follows high school student Emma, who desperately wants to take her girlfriend, Alyssa, to her school's prom in small-town Indiana. The principal is down with this dating arrangement (it's really no one's business, but... I guess permission is nice?). Unfortunately, the head of the PTA — who just so happens to be Alyssa's mum — is pretty bigoted when it comes to same-sex couples. Woof. At the same time, Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman, two struggling New York City actors, travel to Indiana to fight for Emma's cause, because girlfriend should be able to take whomever she wants to the prom! (And because they need some good press.)
There's singing, dancing, jokes, and oh yes, more star power than you can handle. Here's who's coming along to save the prom.