Ryan Murphy to host special performance of hit Broadway musical "The Prom" to benefit GLAAD and other LGBTQ organizations

Multiple GLAAD Media Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer, Ryan Murphy (Pose, Glee, American Horror Story, etc.), announced via Instagram that he will be hosting a special performance of the Broadway musical, The Prom, to benefit GLAAD, the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), and the Trevor Project.

The Prom is a hilariously entertaining new Broadway musical that follows the fictional story of Emma, a high school student, who becomes an instant outcast, and a national headline, when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Sensing a chance to correct an injustice, and maybe get some good publicity along the way, a group of fading celebrities takes up the cause, and invades Emma's small Indiana town. But their attempts at social activism make the situation far worse than they, or Emma, could have ever imagined. Throughout the show, Emma and the celebrities share heartfelt messages around being LGBTQ, acceptance, and friendship. The show "provides upbeat acknowledgment of the capacity for open-mindedness among today's youth even in churchy communities."

The cast of The Prom famously performed during last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and brought the first televised same-sex kiss to the iconic celebration. 

The cast includes Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), and Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone).

The Hollywood Reporter calls the show "an enjoyable, old-fashioned entertainment that provides a tonic for these bellicose times."

The special showing of The Prom happens on Tuesday, April 9, at the Longacre Theatre in NYC. Check out more about The Prom here. 

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