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83 of 167 people found the following review helpful:

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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81 of 165 people found the following review helpful:

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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If it isn't broke, Feb 28, 2013
reviewer: Sharon from New York, New York
I went to see the show last night. The orignal book by Oscar Hammerstein which I knew and loved was barely there. This version tinkered too much with the original story. Gone were the King and Queen replaced by Lord Pendelton and Jean Michel. Neither character is worthy of being included in the story. Pendelton competes with the Evil Stepmother to see who is more evil. Jean Michel is a bore. Ella as she is known here never "looses" her slipper and the scene of the trying on of the slipper was bland. The political add on was awkward to say the least. One star for the young lady who played Ella with such poise. Ella's dresses were more like a little girl's dress up trunk than a costume befitting Cinderella. Singing and dancing were good but the story line change was a big disappointment.

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79 of 161 people found the following review helpful:

Mr.Magical Ramsey, Aug 09, 2013
reviewer: Cassio Lopes from Jundiai Sao Paulo Brazil
Dear Mr.Ramsey
I hope this message can be reach you.
My name is Cassio Lopes from Brazil and during our
stay in NY you could help me and my family to see
the show because I made a mistake and I bought
tickets for a wrong date. I would like to thank
you again and just to say that you really know how
to overcome customers expectations.
You are really a good manager.

Cassio Lopes and Family

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