PHOTO RECAP: Cinderella Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party

News   PHOTO RECAP: Cinderella Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party
 
A classic fairytale got a happy ending March 3, 2013, when Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Cinderella opened at the Broadway Theatre more than 50 years after it premiered on black-and-white television screens in 1957. The new staging starred Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana.

Directed by Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, Cry-Baby), the new production of Cinderella began Broadway previews Jan. 25. The musical has songs by lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and composer Richard Rodgers.

Cinderella, which premiered as a 1957 television film starring Julie Andrews in the title role, has been updated for contemporary audiences with a new book by four-time Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Nance, Sister ActXanadu, Lysistrata Jones, The Little Dog Laughed).

His treatment recharts the journey of the classic tale in a new way. Retaining all classic elements of the fairytale, Beane and the creative team offer audiences a fresh take that gives the female heroine a stronger point of view. Playbill also sat down with Beane for a drink at Sardi's to discuss Cinderella and his upcoming projects. Click here to read more. 

The new production incorporates rarely-heard songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue, including "Loved and Learned," "Now Is the Time,"  "Me, Who Am I?" and "The Music in You." Also featured are standards from the original television version, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"  The property's closest brush with Broadway was a national tour that played The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in 2001. It starred Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother and Jamie-Lynn Sigler in the title role. That production drew on several versions of Cinderella, including the original 1957 teleplay and the 1997 "Wonderful World of Disney" version.

Cinderella has choreography by Josh Rhodes. Andy Einhorn is music director and conductor. Scenic design is by Anna Louizos, costume design is by William Ivey Long, lighting design is by Ken Posner and sound design is by Nevin Steinberg.

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