Ryan Murphy will direct and produce, and Grande is part of a strong cast that also includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, and Andrew Rannells. 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.
The musical follows Emma, a lesbian teen from a small IN town who wants to bring her girlfriend to prom - and a cavalry of formerly famous Broadway stars who make it their mission for her to succeed after reading online about her plight. It is reported that Grande will play one of the students, with Key playing the school principal and Awkwafina cast as the actors' publicist.
Production is set to begin this December, with a planned release date in the fall of 2020 to get in on all that sweet awards season action.
During the first hour of the annual event's NBC broadcast, the cast of The Prom took center stage to perform their rousing finale, "Time to Dance", which sees lead actresses Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla sharing a smooch during their character's fictional night out at their high school prom.
Per our sister site Deadline, the Netflix movie - which Murphy first announced in April - will star Streep as Dee Dee Allen, a two-time Tony victor who earns career-ending reviews for a flop musical about Eleanor Roosevelt. Tony Award victor Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Beguelin have also written the book based on Jack Vierel's original concept. In addition to co-starring, Grande will produce the soundtrack along with Murphy. "The Prom", which was nominated for six Tony Awards including best musical, will end its Broadway run August 11.
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