Building the Broadway Set for ‘The Prom’ Took Ryan Murphy Six Months

When director Ryan Murphy decided to create a film adaptation of the musical The Prom, he promptly applied for the necessary permits to shot down eight blocks near Times Square for three nights. To no one’s surprise, he was denied and had to find a workaround for the issue. So, the streets of Broadway had to be built as a set for the director’s new Netflix film, and the results were worth it.

The Broadway Set of the PromScenes of The Prom That Take Place on Broadway Were Shot In a Studio Set

Director Ryan Murphy managed to find a four-acre abandoned lot in downtown LA and used it to build the set he needed for the Broadway scenes. He spent six painstaking months recreating the New York theater district after the refusal but was able to have the perfect set for his movie. The Prom tells the story of two lesbian students who wish to attend their high school dance, and parts of the movie take place on Broadway.

After it became clear that the director would have to build his own set for his Broadway scenes, he went to New York and started measuring every detail of the parts of the iconic boulevard he wanted to include. Ryan Murphy said he measured the length of the curb to the street, the curbs, the light bulbs on the marquee, and other such details in order to recreate everything perfectly. Ultimately, the director seems happy with the final results.

The Prom Will Star James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Meryl Streep

James Corden, Nicole Kidman, and Meryl Streep on the Set of The Prom The new Netflix movie will star Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and James Corden. Meryl Streep will take over the role that was played on stage by Beth Leavel. Coincidentally, Leavel will play Miranda Priestly in the upcoming “The Devil Wears Prada” musical, a role that was given to Streep for the movie release of the same title.

Other famous actors that will star in The Prom include Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, Ariana DeBose, and others. The new Netflix movie is expected to start streaming on December 11.

5 Smart Products Cat Owners Can Get for Their Furry Friends

CatCats can make great pets as they offer companionship, cuddles, and a lot of entertainment. In return, their humans provide them with love, food, and comfort. To make the cohabitation even more convenient, here are five smart products that all cat owners can find great uses for!

The Dancing Dot

The Dancing Dot Cats require a lot of entertainment and exercise to remain happy, content, and healthy. If you’re not always in the mood to play with your cat or you’re simply not available, this smart toy can help. It projects a laser dot and moves it across the floor and walls in a randomized pattern. All the cats in the house will have a lot of fun chasing and hunting the laser while they exert their excess energy. The toy can be set to turn on automatically and run for a certain time interval.

Smart Pet Feeder

Smart Pet FeederIf you’re worried about feeding your feline friend while you’re at work or visiting friends, this smart feeder will put your mind at ease. Once the container is filled with kibble and closed, the safety mechanism on the lid will prevent the cats from opening it and keep the food fresh. Some smart feeders come with an app that allows the user to control the timing and number of the meals that get dispensed.

Pet Tracking Collar

Pet Tracking CollarCats are free spirits and most of them will choose to venture out into the yard if they get the chance. To help put owners’ minds at ease, several companies have come out with pet collars that have tracking features installed. Using the GPS tracker, it will always be possible to discern the cat’s whereabouts. Some collars even offer additional features like light, sound, virtual fence setup, activity monitoring, and more.

Smart Pet Door

Smart Pet DoorA smart pet door has microchip capabilities that help keep your home and your cat safer. The doors can be set up to only allow passage to your pet and prevent other cats from entering the house. It’s also possible to set up a curfew after which the pet door will automatically lock. The pet door can be found in different sizes.

Cat Water Fountain

Cat Water FountainMany owners have noticed that their cats don’t particularly enjoy drinking water from their bowl and will often look for different sources, such as running or dripping faucets. That’s why an automated cat fountain is a great idea. It oxygenates the water, keeping it fresh at all times. What’s more, cats will find the running water entertaining.