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What Show was this?, Feb 18, 2013
reviewer: Shore33 from lavallette, new jersey
I grew up with every version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's
Cinderella and I've always been partial to the Lesley Ann Warren
version. The current Broadway production is so far off from every
previous version I've ever seen and at one point I was wondering if
I was watching the right show. The sets and consumes were
amazing. I hated the addition of characters, the subtraction of old
characters, and the political aspects now involved in the show. It
was like the French Revolution plus Aladdin equals Cinderella.
Also, there were some songs that were changed, which I didn't
care for, and some new ones added from the Rodgers and
Hammerstein catalogue. The first act was really rough, but the
second act started to have potential. I think with some tweaking,
Cinderella could be a fabulous addition to Broadway. Cut the
unnecessary characters, reinstate the old ones, and tell the
Rodgers and Hammerstein story that made people fall in love with
Cinderella in the first place.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

its possible, Feb 23, 2013
reviewer: D. C. from Brick, New Jersey
If you loved the original with Leslie Ann Warren, you will
love this show. Costumes are great. Especially changing
from rags to a beautiful ball gown. Stepsisters were very
funny. Fairy godmother wonderful voice. The only thing i
wished if the actors portraying Cinderella and Prince sang a
bit louder. It is not the Disney version. I wouldn't
recommend it for young children. I loved it, just like the
original.

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Amazing, Feb 25, 2013
reviewer: Loved it from Lubbock. Texas
We have watched numerous broadway productions and loved
this one! While I went with my husband, we remarked
numerous times how much our 4 year old daughter would
have loved it. It is not the exact Disney remake and I didn't
expect it to be. The performers were amazing and the set was
wonderful.

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A truly magical Broadway musical!, Feb 25, 2013
reviewer: Tony from Washington DC.
This show was amazing. The actors were top notch, the sets and costumes were amazing, songs were amazing, of course from R&H, the choreography and direction was very well done, and the updated book by Douglas Carter Beane was funny and lighthearted in the right ways. The transformations alone are worth the ticket price. Take your children and take them with you to see what a real Broadway musical looks like. Run don't walk

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If it ain't broke why make flawed atttempts to fix it, Feb 27, 2013
reviewer: Paisley from Long Island, New York
I saw the show opening night with a friend, a generation gap between us. The costumes,cast, singing voices (the announcer: The Prince is having a ball... was a standout.)sets, orchestra, lighting and special effects truly rated a 5! However, the needless "updating" was ridiculous. The "updates" were stolen from Harry Potter,(yes, the Brothers Grimm did it first and best)It was a nice touch that one of the step sisters wasn't much of a bad egg after all, but the scene stealing Ann Harada's step sister was a rip off of Melissa Mc Carthy's "Bridesmaids' character. For young girls growing up with this version of the prince, I feel sorry for them. The Prince is clueless, and needs Ella to clue him into what's really going on in his kingdom.Rodgers and Hammerstein, people not Disney. If being a 21st century sophisticate means stealing from other works and throwing in political garbage, count me out. Cinderella is a FAIRY TALE, don't we live with enough reality these days.

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