2020 is going to be a good year and here’s why: the main cast for Netflix’s The Prom has been announced! This April brought the news the Broadway hit musical comedy would be getting a movie adaption. Glee creator Ryan Murphy made the announcement while hosting a charity performance of the show at New York City’s Longacre Theatre.

The show’s plot follows Emma who wants to bring her girlfriend to her high school’s prom. When this causes a stir in her small town, four lowly Broadway actors who, in order to improve their images, decide to travel to the fictional conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana. They go hoping to use what influence they have left to help Emma out and, soak up all the good press, of course.

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Since that announcement there have only been whispers regarding the cast. Earlier this week the rumors were put to rest with the confirmation that The Prom found its leading lady in Jo Ellen Pellman, thus finally rounding out the cast!

Pellman will star as Emma, Ariana DeBose as Alyssa, Kerry Washington as Mrs. Greene, Meryl Streep as Dee Dee Allen, Awkwafina as Ms. Sheldon, Keegan-Michael Key as Principal Hawkins, James Corden as Barry Glickman and Andrew Rannells as Trent Oliver. Joining them in supporting roles are Logan Riley Hassel, Sofia Deler, Nico Greetham, and Nathaniel J. Potvin.

The Prom is expected to begin filming in December and air on Netflix in fall 2020! The Prom has since concluded its Broadway run at the Longacre Theatre however you can stream the cast album wherever you get your music. Including Spotify, YouTube and Amazon!

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Fallon Marie Gannon