The Broadway cast of 'The Prom.' (Photo: Dean van Meer)
The only thing missing from the money reviews was the money. Critics greeted “The Prom” with cheers when it opened in November at the Longacre Theatre. In the Times, Jesse Green called it, “a joyful hoot.” An upbeat tale of a mid-western girl who just wants to be able to take her girlfriend to the high school prom, and the quartet of vain but good-hearted Broadway interlopers who take on her cause was tailor-made for the social moment: “With its kinetic dancing, broad mugging and belty anthems,” Green wrote, “it makes you believe in musical comedy again.” And socially meaningful…

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