James Corden, Meryl Streep, and other actors cast in Netflix’s adaptation of ‘The Prom’

It’s time to put on your best dress or suit and settle in for another Netflix original. This adaptation of The Prom will be produced by Ryan Murphy, star Meryl Streep and James Corden, premiere sometime in 2020. Who else is in the cast? Will Ariana Grande act in this movie musical? Here’s what we know about the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical.

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Isabelle McCalla, Caitlin Kinnunen, and The cast of ‘The Prom’ | Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

What is ‘The Prom’ about?

A show about acceptance, tolerance, inclusivity, and friendship, The Prom served as an inspiration for many members of the LGBTQ community. This musical tells the story of a small town who earned media attention because of their prom night.

Four fading Broadway actors take it upon themselves to save this prom, spreading love and a message of acceptance along the way. One of the stars of this musical, actress Beth Leavel, commented on the incredible narcissism embedded in her character.

“Dee Dee Allen carries her Tony Awards with her at all times. Beth Leavel does not,” Beth Leavel said in an interview with New York Theatre Guide. “Beth is also more of a team player than Dee Dee. But we¬†both really love what we do and we both are madly in love with fabulous men!”

The show’s opening night took place on Broadway in November 2018. Since then, the cast performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and enjoyed seven Tony Award nominations. Among other nominations, The Prom was nominated for “Best Musical” and “Best Book of a Musical.”

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande | Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG

Who is cast in Netflix’s adaptation of ‘The Prom’? Will Ariana Grande be in the production?

Billboard initially reported that Ariana Grande would appear in this musical, playing the closeted girlfriend of protagonist Emma. According to Fader, Grande will not act in this movie, due to an extension of her Sweetener Tour. Her live performances continue until the end of 2019.

This movie musical, produced by Ryan Murphy, will premiere on Netflix. The cast includes prominent A-list actors, such as Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, and Keegan Michael-Key. Additionally, Meryl Streep and James Corden will star as the leading roles in Netflix’s The Prom. The film adaptation of The Prom is set to premiere sometime in 2020.

Meryl Streep and James Corden
Meryl Streep and James Corden | Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CDG

James Corden and Meryl Streep starred in ‘Into The Woods’ together

Previously, Meryl Streep and James Corden acted in a movie together. James Corden, a renowned television host, often shares his love of musicals with his fans. From his Crosswalk: The Musical performance with the cast of The Greatest Snowman to his Carpool Karaoke with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jane Krakowski, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Audra McDonald, to hosting the Tony Awards, James Corden shows off his musical chops.

One of his first major roles in a movie musical was for the 2014 film Into the Woods. He starred as the Baker alongside award-winning actress, Meryl Streep, who played the Witch. Meryl Streep, an actress known for her performances in Mamma Mia!, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sophie’s Choice. In addition to her appearance in The Prom, Meryl Streep stars in the upcoming reboot of Little Women.

The Prom will have its last performance on Broadway in August 2019. Tickets are still available for select performances.