In a special LIVE podcast panel discussion, Alan Seales hosts cast & creatives of THE PROM on Broadway to celebrate Pride Month. After premiering on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre in October 2018, The Prom was the first musical of the 2018–2019 Broadway season to be named a New York Times Critics Pick. To celebrate a Pride like no other, after a year like no other, The Prom creatives join to speak about their own personal reasons for bringing this story to the page and stage, highlighting the show’s universal messages of acceptance, understanding, empowerment, and love. They are joined by members of the original cast, who discuss their personal journeys as they relate to the queer community, and why the show is, and always will be, important to them.
Watch the video of the event here: https://youtu.be/laQQ4MAZ24I
The Prom panel guests include creatives Matthew Sklar (music), Bob Martin (book), and four-time Tony Award winning Producer Dori Berinstein, as well as original cast members Caitlin Kennunen (Emma Nolan), Josh Lamon (Sheldon Saperstein), Isabelle Mcalla (Alyssa Greene), and Michael Potts (Principal Tom Hawkins).
In this episode, we talk about:
- What Pride means to each
- A brief history of Pride
- Reactions and responses from audience members
- How the show’s journey affected personal journeys
- Theatre as a tool for social activism
- Making history at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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