Broadway's Cinderella Will Offer Special Actors Fund Performance in September

By Andrew Gans
09 Aug 2013

Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes
Photo by Carol Rosegg

The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will offer a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund Sept. 29.

The 8 PM performance of the Tony-nominated revival at the Broadway Theatre will benefit the charitable organization.

Cinderella has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw with choreography by Josh Rhodes. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase; Andy Einhorn is music director and conductor.

The cast is headed by Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince, along with Tony winner Victoria Clark as the fairy godmother Marie; Tony winner Harriet Harris as Madame, Cinderella’s stepmother; Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte; Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle; Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher’s mentor and Lord Chancellor; Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel; and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.



Actors Fund Special Performances, according to the Fund, "have been thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre! What makes a Special Performance so 'special'? Each year, Broadway companies, in New York and on the road, generously give their time and talent by adding a performance to already rigorous schedules to benefit The Actors Fund."

The Broadway Theatre is located at 1681 Broadway at 53rd Street.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit actorsfund.org or call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133.

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The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has—for 130 years—been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.