Gaylor and Montalban to Head Cast of Paper Mill's Cinderella

News   Gaylor and Montalban to Head Cast of Paper Mill's Cinderella Angela Gaylor will star in the title role and Paolo Montalban will be her Prince in the Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming staging of Cinderella.
Paolo Montalban
Paolo Montalban

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will be presented at the New Jersey theatre Oct. 19-Dec. 4. Gabriel Barre will direct.

Paolo Montalban previously played the Prince in the ABC/Disney presentation of "Cinderella," which also featured performances by Brandy, Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg and Bernadette Peters. Montalban was on Broadway last season in the revival of Pacific Overtures, and his other theatrical credits include The King and I, Nine and Man of La Mancha. On screen the actor has been seen in "Mortal Kombat Conquest," "American Adobo" and "The Great Raid."

Angela Gaylor was most recently on Broadway as Anne in the revival of La Cage aux Folles. She has also been seen in productions of Oklahoma!, Hairspray, Dream a Little Dream, Best Foot Forward, Tom Jones, A Little Night Music, Carousel and Company.

Featuring music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella is based on the 1957 television special starring Julie Andrews. Directed by Ralph Nelson, the "Cinderella" TV broadcast originally aired on CBS March 31, 1957. The program drew more than 107 million viewers. The cast featured Andrews as Cinderella, Howard Lindsay as the King, Dorothy Stickney as the Queen, Ilka Chase as the Stepmother, Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley as the Stepsisters, Edie Adams as the Fairy Godmother, Jon Cypher as Prince Christopher, Robert Penn as Town Crier, Alexander Clark as the Captain of the Guard, Iggie Wolfington as the Chef and David F. Perkins as the Court Tailor. Lesley Ann Warren (1965) and pop singer Brandy (1997) starred as Cinderella in the subsequent TV versions.

Song titles from "Cinderella" include "The Prince Is Giving a Ball," "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible," "It's Possible," "Gavotte," "Ten Minutes Ago I Saw You," "Stepsisters' Lament," "Waltz for a Ball," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?," "When You're Driving Through the Moonlight," "A Lovely Night" and "The Search." Tickets for the Paper Mill production are on sale by calling (973) 376-4343. Visit www.papermill.org for more information.

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