Cinderella Extends Booking Through 3 Jan 2015

The Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella has extended its booking period, and is now taking bookings through 3 Jan 2015. The production opened at the Broadway Theatre on 03 March 2013, following previews from 25 Jan 2013.

The musical opened to mixed, but mostly excellent reviews: Glittery patchwork of a show (NY Times); Crowd-pleasing family entertainment (Hollywood Reporter); A solid and congenial framework for Rodgers and Hammerstein's wonderful songs (Record).

Directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the production's principal cast currently stars Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella until 8 June, before the role is taken over by Paige Faure. Fran Drescher plays 'Madame' until 29 June, before she is succeeded by Nancy Opel from 30 June 2014. The cast will continue to include Joe Carroll (Prince Topher), Victoria Clark (Marie), , Stephanie Gibson (Gabrielle), Peter Bartlett (Sebastian), Todd Buonopane (Jean-Michel) and Phumzile Sojola (Lord Pinkleton).

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.

The musical is being produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman and Aged in Wood Productions.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

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