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Queer Musical ‘The Prom’ Getting YA Novel Adaptation!

Dance your way to the bookstore because the Broadway hit The Prom will be adapted into a young adult novel.


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Ah, high school prom! For those of you who attended your prom you’ll remember how much of a mess it was to make it there. The planning and organizing, between car or limo arrangements to hair, make-up, and what to wear, and then there was dealing with the pressure of asking for a date! So glad to be done with that!

Now all of that is hard enough for your average high schooler trying to fit in and be “normal”, but what about those who dared to be original and stray away from the norm so they can be who they truly are?

This is what the Broadway musical The Prom is all about.


The show…tells the story of Emma, a high school student in Indiana who becomes the center of a media scandal for wanting to bring her girlfriend to the prom. When her plight catches the attention of some Broadway eccentrics, Emma’s story goes from small-town scandal to theatrical, jazz hand-laden frenzy.

-Playbill, 2019


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Confirmed in an Entertainment Weekly exclusive, as well as by Playbill in an article of their own, the musical will be released this upcoming Fall of 2019 as a young adult novel.


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YA author Saundra Mitchell, who wrote the teen anthologies Defy the Dark and All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages, will be writing the adaptation alongside the the musical’s three writers—Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar. With the book in the hands of these fantastic writers, we know that the musical’s energy and humor, as well as its message of acceptance and inclusion will be upheld.




The novel is already available for pre-order. Be the first to read and add this beautiful story of love, acceptance, and being true to yourself to your library this Fall.


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