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Ryan Murphy To Develop Film Adaptation Of THE PROM For Netflix

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Tonight six-time Emmy Award winner Ryan Murphy hosted a special performance of The Prom to benefit Hetrick Martin, GLAAD and The Trevor Project.

At curtain call the Glee creator dropped a bombshell when he announced that he'll be adapting the hit musical into a film event for Netflix!

The adaptation will be the first project in Murphy's deal with Netflix. According to his Instagram, Murphy will be bringing the entire Broadway creative team on board for the project.

Of the adaptation Murphy says:

"THE PROM is one of the most uplifting, heartfelt and special musicals I have ever seen on Broadway. It's truly an original that celebrates the underdog and says in a loving spectacular way that LGBTQ rights are human rights.

I feel a special connection to it because it's set in Indiana, and that's where I grew up, too. I'm thrilled to announce I'm turning it into a MOVIE EVENT for Netflix, and I'm bringing producers Bill Damaschke and Dori Berenstein and the amazing creative team with me -- Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Tony Award winner Bob Martin, Tony award nominee Matthew Sklar and Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin.

See it first at the Longacre Theatre. It has a musical score that will leave you singing for days, a hilarious and moving book and some of the most showstopping direction, choreography and performances I've ever seen on Broadway."

Check out his full post here.

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