Prom Sets U.S. Regional Premiere at White Plains Performing Arts Center
Westchester Theater’s next season also includes productions from Boys jersey and Miss Saigon.
White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, New York, has unveiled its 2022-2023 season, which will include the U.S. regional premiere of Prom more international successes Boys jersey and Miss Saigon.
2019 Tony Best Musical Nominee Prom will kick off the season from October 7 to 23, with Boys jersey from December 9 to January 8, 2023, and Miss Saigon From April 14 to May 7, 2023.
With a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin, Prom sees four selfish Broadway stars descend on a small Indiana town after hearing that a local school has banned a lesbian student from attending prom. The work premiered on Broadway in 2018 and was adapted for the screen by Netflix in 2020.
Boys jersey, with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, tells the story and presents the music of the Four Seasons, tracing the quartet’s creation, rise, fall and break-up. After opening on Broadway in 2005 and winning Best Musical at the 2006 Tony Awards, the production closed on Broadway in 2017 and moved to Off-Broadway’s New World Stages, where it continued its run until closing last month. WPPAC’s production will premiere the work in Westchester.
Inspired by Puccini Lady Butterfly, Miss Saigon resets the epic 1975 Vietnam love story in the final days of the Vietnam War as an American soldier falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman. The work, which premiered on Broadway in 1991 after its West End debut in 1989, was Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s sequel to their smash hit Wretched. Miss Saigon features music by Schönberg, a book by Boublil and Schönberg, and lyrics by Boublil, with Richard Maltby, Jr. providing English translations.