Why See Cinderella?
This season's Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella marks the Broadway premiere for the celebrated musical, which was written for television in 1957 by the legendary musical theatre duo.
The production has received rave reviews, including a thumbs-up from the New York Times' infamous Ben Brantley who described the show as "reassuringly old-fashioned and refreshingly irreverent, sentimental and snarky, sincere and ironic, all at once!" It also managed to swoop in and scoop up an impressive nine 2013 Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical.
Mr. Beane's book for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella offers a new romantic twist on the ultimate makeover story of a maid-turned-princess, mixing fresh comedy, current references and wit with the beloved tale's classic elements - the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more.
In addition to musical numbers from the original score, the show features songs from the duo's back catalogue. The production also features two exciting new cast members - Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd who have stepped into Cinder's slippers and the Madame's corsets.
Previews from: 25 January 2013
Opening night: 3 March 2013
Suitable for audiences aged four and upwards
Two hours and fifteen minutes, including intermission
Cast and Creative
CastKeke Palmer as Cinderella
Joe Carroll as Topher
Judy Kaye as Marie
NeNe Leake as Madame
Peter Bartlett as Sebastian
Ann Harada as Charlotte
Todd Buonopane as Jean-Michel
Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle
Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton
Jill Abramovitz as Lady of Ridicule
Jessica Hershberg - Ensemble
Callan Bergmann - Ensemble
Nathan Lucrezio - Ensemble
Jeff Pew - Ensemble
Kaitlyn Davidson - Ensemble
Mark Brokaw (Direction)
Josh Rhodes (Choreography)
Anna Louizos (Set Design)
William Ivey Long (Costume Design)
Ken Posner (Lighting Design)
Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design)
David Chase (Music Adaptation, Supervision and Arrangements)
Andy Einhorn (Music Director, Conductor)
Best Costume Design of a Musical
2013 Tony Award Nominations:
Best Book of a Musical (Douglas Carter Beane)
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Santino Fontana)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Laura Osnes)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Victoria Clark)
Best Orchestrations (Danny Troob)
Best Costume Design of a Musical (William Ivey Long)
Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Kenneth Posner)
Best Sound Design of a Musical (Nevin Steinberg)
What you thought
19 reviews, average rating: (3.7 Stars)
then watch the tv version. The updating was smart, lighthearted, and overall... more
This "updated" version of Cinderella is enchanting and beautiful. Rodgers... more
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