Cinderella: complete cast announced
The complete cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, opening at the Broadway Theatre on 24 Feb 2013, following previews from 24 Jan 2013..
As previously announced the principal cast for Cinderella will star Laura Osnes as 'Cinderella' and Santino Fontana as the 'Prince', and also feature Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (Sister Act) as 'Marie,' Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as 'Madame,' Ann Harada (Avenue Q) as 'Charlotte,' Marla Mindelle (Sister Act) as 'Gabrielle', Peter Bartlett (The Drowsy Chaperone) as 'Sebastian' and Greg Hildreth (Peter and the Starcatcher) as 'Jean-Michel.'
Completeing the principal cast will be Phumzile Sojola ('The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess,' 'Three Mo' Tenors') in the role of 'Lord Pinkleton'.
Joining them are Jill Abramovitz, Kristine Bendul, Heidi Giberson, Stephanie Gibson, Shonica Gooden, Kendal Hartse, Robert Hartwell, Laura Irion, Andy Jones, Andy Mills, Linda Mugleston, Peter Nelson, Nick Spangler, Cody Williams, Branch Woodman and Kevin Worley. Swings are Drew Franklin, Adam Jepsen, Alessa Neeck and Kirstin Tucker.
Cinderella features music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the original book by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Douglas Carter Beane's new book for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella re-charts the journey of the tale's maid-turned-princess: with pumpkin, glass slippers, fairy godmother and other classic story elements intact, it is now Cinderella's turn to rescue the Prince.
In addition to musical numbers from the original score -- including 'In My Own Little Corner,' 'Impossible/It's Possible,' 'Ten Minutes Ago' and 'Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?' -- this new production will include several songs from the Rodgers & Hammerstein trunk.
The creative team features scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Posner and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most popular titles, Cinderella - which was written for television and debuted in 1957 starring Julie Andrews - has never been performed on Broadway, although stage adaptations have been performed worldwide since 1958.
Along with Cinderella, Rodgers & Hammerstein's musicals include 'Oklahoma!,' 'Carosel,' 'The King and I,' 'South Pacific' and 'The Sound of Music.
The musical is being produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman and Aged in Wood Productions.
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