Ryan Murphy is going back to his musical roots after producing some of FX's compelling anthology series like American Horror Story, Feud, and American Crime Story.
Now that Netflix lured the prolific writer away from FOX with a sweet deal, the 53-year-old is revisiting the familiar elements of high school locker rooms and teenage histrionics that made musical drama Glee such a global hit for his new inspiration.
A show currently on Broadway will get its own film adaptation.
It looks like Murphy asked The Prom out, and Netflix is saying, "yass!"
Ryan Murphy Staging Netflix Movie Adaptation Of Broadway Musical ‘The Prom’ https://t.co/PfMyst0WDL https://t.co/0YcinlOjNM— Deadline Hollywood (@Deadline Hollywood)1554858002.0
The original Broadway show was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and centers around a girl wanting to take her girlfriend to prom in a small-town Indiana high school and the rippling effects after they are banned from attending.
The Hollywood Reporter provided no details as to what role the six-time Emmy award-winning writer will have on the streaming adaptation for The Prom, but he will be bringing along the show's creative team, including, producers Damaschke and Berinstein, Nicholaw, Martin, Sklar and Beguelin.
Here is a promotional clip for The Prom musical on Broadway.
Now On Broadway | The Prom Musical www.youtube.com
Ryan made the exciting announcement on Tuesday from on stage at the Longacre where he was hosting the special charity performance benefiting the Hetrick-Martin Institute, GLAAD and the Trevor Project.
He enlisted their help to fill half of the audience with LGBTQ youth.
Breaking: @MrRPMurphy announced from stage tonight during benefit performance of @ThePromMusical he's secured film… https://t.co/ArannqndIi— Chris Gardner (@Chris Gardner)1554857749.0
.@MrRPMurphy introduced A-listers in audience before turning spotlight on LGBTQ youth who were there: "All of us ca… https://t.co/plulXNEwxA— Chris Gardner (@Chris Gardner)1554859833.0
Many Hollywood celebs attended the charity event.
Seeing “The Prom” right now and the following people are in the audience: Sarah Jessica Parker Glenn Close Jane Kr… https://t.co/4iabOPv6eD— Connor Hadley (@Connor Hadley)1554851459.0
@connorhadley Yes!! It was freaking amazing! Billy Porter, Andrew Rannalls and Sandra Bernhard too! There’s nothing… https://t.co/d0s50U1Tpf— Eileen Remor (@Eileen Remor)1554867746.0
This is exactly the kind of positive entertainment we need right now.
He told Tuesday's audience:
"I'm really tired of hearing about bad news and [Donald] Trump. I want to see entertainment that is optimistic and uplifting."
.@ThePromMusical movie is being readied for "huge Netflix movie event" for Sept. 2020. That date is no coincidence.… https://t.co/vsTZnXCrYj— Chris Gardner (@Chris Gardner)1554859834.0
He also had a special message for the LGBTQ audience.
"You are not alone. My backyard was a cornfield, and I'm from a very religious family. All of us came out tonight to celebrate 'The Prom,' but to celebrate you kids and tell you that we love you, we see you and you have support."
Is this the beginning of another trend to make shows like The Prom accessible for audiences in other parts of the country?
they’re gonna put the prom on netflix? can they do that with literally every other broadway musical?? Please.— Shawanda 🔮✨ (@Shawanda 🔮✨)1554859724.0
@coloursinone I’m here in Oklahoma and can’t see Hamilton or The Book of Mormon or any of these musicals everyone i… https://t.co/YA0MDQurnd— Jonathan Riley (@Jonathan Riley)1554866884.0
Ryan Murphy has announced that he's turning beloved Broadway musical "The Prom" into a "movie event" for Netflix in… https://t.co/jPs09VhU5L— See What's Next (@See What's Next)1554862749.0
@seewhatsnext OMG OMG OMG YAY YAY YAY— Lauren Sell✨🐍 REP TOUR PHILLY 7/14 (@Lauren Sell✨🐍 REP TOUR PHILLY 7/14)1554862781.0
No casting has been announced. But you know we're all crossing our fingers for the cast to include Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, and Evan Peters.