April 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Ryan Murphy adapting Broadway musical ‘The Prom’ into Netflix film
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Ryan Murphy is tackling yet another project. The “American Horror Story” and “Pose” showrunner is adapting the Broadway musical “The Prom” into a film for Netflix.

“‘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,” Murphy announced on Instagram.

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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. @theprommusical

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“The Prom” follows a teenage girl from a small Indiana town (Caitlin Kinnunen) who wants to take her girlfriend (Isabelle McCalla) to prom but the couple is banned from attending. A group of Broadway enthusiasts come to the town to protest the decision.

The musical made history at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2018 when it’s performance featured the first same-sex kiss during the televised parade.

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