By Robert Simonson
28 Dec 2012
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
A lot of fabulous, but unfortunate women will be on the Broadway stage this winter and spring, with romantic frustration spread out evenly between the females of New York, the South, and the Midwest, with a little stress left over for a faraway kingdom.
That final woman in question, the title character in Cinderella, without a doubt enjoys the happiest ending — it's a fairy tale after all. This lesser-known musical by the duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II began as a 1957 television special starring Julie Andrews. Its reputation has since grown, and it's enjoyed periodic stagings. This version — the property's Broadway debut — has been given a new dramatic approach by playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Mark Brokaw directs Laura Osnes, Harriet Harris and Victoria Clark. Previews begin Jan. 25 at the Broadway Theatre.