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The Prom (2020)

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A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.


Ryan Murphy


Bob Martin (screenplay by), Chad Beguelin (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Dee Dee Allen
James Corden ... Barry Glickman
Nicole Kidman ... Angie Dickinson
Kerry Washington ... Mrs. Greene
Keegan-Michael Key ... Principal Tom Hawkins
Andrew Rannells ... Trent Oliver
Ariana DeBose ... Alyssa Greene
Jo Ellen Pellman ... Emma Nolan
Tracey Ullman ... Vera
Kevin Chamberlin ... Sheldon
Mary Kay Place ... Grandma Bea
Logan Riley ... Kaylee
Sofia Deler ... Shelby
Nico Greetham ... Nick
Nathaniel J. Potvin ... Kevin

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From "Glee" and "American Horror Story" to "Pose" and The Prom, we break down the storytelling and stylistic trademarks of creator, writer, producer, and director, Ryan Murphy.

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A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

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Featuring 19 Original Songs of one of the best films of all time See more »


Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some suggestive/sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When the Broadway cast of The Prom performed a musical number from the show at the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, it marked the first time in the parade's history that a same-sex kiss had been included and broadcast during the festivities. Although the response was overwhelmingly positive, in a case of life imitating art, Macy's received some homophobic backlash for the inclusion. They responded to this with a statement to Entertainment Weekly magazine: "At Macy's, we are guided by our corporate values of Acceptance, Respect, Integrity and Giving Back. We hope that viewers found the 92nd Annual Parade entertaining with its traditional mix of signature balloons, fantastic floats and performances from the nation's best marching bands and musical acts. We look forward to next year." See more »


A number of the scenes at James Madison High School show an open air cafeteria, with tables and lines for serving windows. There is no way a high school in Indiana would have an open air cafeteria like this, it is clear it was filmed at a high school in a warmer climate. See more »


Principal Hawkins: Straight people like Broadway too.
Dee Dee Allen: I've heard that. Always thought it was a fairy tale.
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Crazy Credits

The characters have Prom photographs part-way through the end credits. See more »


Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 12 December 2019 (2019) See more »


Unruly Heart
Written by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
Produced by Adam Anders, Peer Astrom and Ryan Murphy
Performed by Jo Ellen Pellman
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Good news, I guess
22 December 2020 | by julioramosestSee all my reviews

We gay people have been normalised (and that's a very good thing) to the point we can make movies just as bland as straight ones. I guess that's good news.

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Release Date:

11 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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