The upcoming Netflix film musical The Promenade — based mostly on the latest Broadway manufacturing of the identical title — will characteristic A-listers Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Andrew Rannells.
The present will observe 4 Broadway stars (virtually has-beens) on a PR mission to enhance their narcissistic public reputations. The 4 Broadway stars — two following unfavorable opinions of their latest theatrical premiere — head to Indiana, coming to assistance from a lesbian teenager going through exclusion from her promenade.
The New York Metropolis liberals come up in opposition to small-town conservatives who fail to know their wrongdoing. But, can they overcome their self-serving tendencies to give attention to this younger lady in want, or will they continue to be fixated on their very own glamour and inventive brilliance? The duty will likely be tougher for some than others, and Streep’s character is destined for a troublesome time (if the film follows the Broadway manufacturing).
[possible mild spoilers for ‘The Prom’ movie]
Meryl Streep as Dee Dee Allen
Meryl Streep will play Dee Dee Allen — a fading Broadway star with a few Tony awards to her title. After showing as Eleanor Roosevelt in a flop musical with Corden’s character, she wants some good press. Critics just lately tore up the manufacturing, noting the failure of the lady behind the character, as a lot because the failure of the character and the manufacturing itself.
Dee Dee Allen is somewhat filled with herself — somewhat tethered to the materialistic world, and all too straightforward to fall in love with. She sings about her days as Belle in Magnificence and The Beast, claiming to know “furious townsfolk” in consequence. She’s a bit disconnected from the actual world, as she has turn out to be enclosed within the bubble that’s “celebrity.”
James Corden as Barry Glickman
Barry Glickman is a flamboyant and high-energy male with a coronary heart of gold. He’s simply as excited concerning the concept of going to promenade because the character he’s making an attempt to assist. His intentions stay pure. Despite the fact that he’s Indiana for egocentric causes, he is without doubt one of the first to develop a honest emotional attachment to the younger protagonist he comes to assist.
Nicole Kidman as Angie Dickinson
Nicole Kidman performs a Broadway star who additionally boasts some stable dance strikes; she’s been vying for the main function in Chicago for fairly a while, however she will’t appear to snag the creme de la creme of the jazz musical. She teaches the younger protagonist the right way to maintain her head excessive, the right way to take management of a second, and the right way to flip her emotional weak spot into energy…all in a music about giving life somewhat “zazz.”
Andrew Rannells as Trent Oliver
Andrew Rannells’ character — although not all the time as entrance and middle as Glickman and Dee Deel Allen — boasts a major narrative function. He teaches the younger folks about what it means to simply accept others for who they’re. He teaches them concerning the hypocrisies inherent to accepting some non secular doctrines whereas ignoring others.