Jo Ellen Pellman’s Coming Out Story Is Nothing Like Her Character in ‘The Prom’

Jason Pham
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It’s a world where it’s still too common for straight actors to play gay characters, it was nice to know that Jo Ellen Pellman is gay like her The Prom character, Emma Nolan.

The Prom, based on the 2018 Broadway musical of the same title, stars Pellman as an out gay teenager whose prom is cancelled because she wants to take her secret girlfriend, Alyssa Greene, as her date. As the story makes the news, in come Broadway stars Dee-Dee Allen and Barry Glickman, who use the situation as publicity to repair their tired careers. Along the way, Dee-Dee and Barry learn what it means to be truly selfless, and in the end, Emma, who is estranged from her family and was harassed by other students, has the prom of...

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