Emmy Award-winning television uber producer Ryan Murphy is kicking off his Netflix tenure with a Broadway bang, announcing plans to bring the brand new Broadway musical THE PROM to the streaming service.
Murphy will engage the entire creative team from the Broadway production in the small screen edition, including director Casey Nicholaw and creators Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar.
Murphy shared the news via Instagram, commenting, "THE PROM is one of the most uplifting, heartfelt and special musicals I have ever seen on Broadway. It's truly an original that celebrates the underdog and says in a loving spectacular way that LGBTQ rights are human rights. I feel a special connection to it because it's set in Indiana, and that's where I grew up, too. I'm thrilled to announce I'm turning it into a MOVIE EVENT for Netflix, and I'm bringing producers @billdamaschke and @dori.berinstein and the amazing creative team with me -- Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Tony Award winner Bob Martin, Tony award nominee @sklarbar73 and Tony Award nominee @Chadbeg. See it first at the Longacre Theatre. It has a musical score that will leave you singing for days, a hilarious and moving book and some of the most showstopping direction, choreography and performances I've ever seen on Broadway."
No official timeline for the film adaptation of THE PROM has been announced at this time.