I love Jo Ellen Pellman IRL (at least virtually) and in the new Ryan Murphy musical “The Prom” based on the hit Broadway show.  Pellman stars as Emma Nolan, a queer Indiana high school girl who can’t bring her girlfriend to the prom.  So enter Broadway throwaways played by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, and Andrew Rannells to help.

Pellman reveals why she loved the musical and what she did after learning she got cast in the Netflix project.  Also, a point to ponder – “The Prom” will be showing in places that Emma won’t be able to take her girlfriend to the prom.  Hhmmm….

“The Prom” is in select theaters and arrives on Netflix on Dec. 11.

Andrew Rannells stars as the Juilliard-trained waiter Trent Oliver and Keegan-Michael Key is Tom Hawkins, a principal with a big heart.  Take a look at my interview with the actors as they talk about their interest in joining the cast, and why THE PROM is a must-see.