Cinderella will close on Broadway on 3 January 2015
Producers of the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella have now announced that the show will close at the Broadway Theatre on 3 January 2015.
Cinderella is currently in its second year on Broadway and last month celebrated its 600th performance on Saturday 9 August 2014. The production opened at the Broadway Theatre on 3 March 2013, following previews from 25 January.
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).
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. This production is directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
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 - had 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.
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