Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella 2014 News and Updates
8/7/14 – A new princess is headed to Broadway! Actress and TV host Keke Palmer is adored by kids, teens and parents alike, and now she’ll slip on the glass slippers to play Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular production. This September, Palmer will join the cast of Cinderella as the first African-American to play the title character on Broadway, taking over for Paige Faure, who will lead Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella national tour, beginning Oct 10 in Rhode Island. Another TV host, The View’s Sherri Shepherd, will make her Broadway debut as the wicked stepmother, filling in for Tony-nominated Nancy Opel (also embarking on the national tour). Relive the timeless fairytale in a city near you and make your family’s dream come true with Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella tickets today!
The Tony Award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be making its home in New York at the cherished Broadway Theater from January through June, with multiple shows nearly each day. The production breathes new life into the timeless fairy tale that tells the rag-to-riches story of the sweet-hearted Cinderella who, with the help of her fairy godmother, races against the clock in glass slippers to attend a ball against the will of her evil stepmother.
In this classic play with a fresh new twist, Cinderella is given a stronger point of view, while the script is littered with more wit and fun than before. Songs rarely heard from nearly 60 years ago (from the wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue) are being revived for this remarkable on-stage production. Already reaping praise for it’s ideal cast, gorgeous costumes, catchy songs and beautiful fairy tale sets, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a night of family fun you won’t want to miss.
The musical was written for television by the legendary theater team and featured Julie Andrews in the iconic title role, but audience members attending the New York production will receive a special treat! “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen will be making her musical debut under center (relieving Tony nominated Laura Osnes) for a twelve week run starting in February. Surprise the princess in your life and buy Cinderella tickets from Razorgator today!