PHOTO CALL: Cinderella Stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Light the New York Palace Christmas Tree

By Matthew Blank
November 30, 2012

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, stars of the upcoming Broadway debut of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, were on hand for the New York Palace's tree-lighting ceremony Nov. 29.

The musical will begin Broadway previews Jan. 24, 2013, at the Broadway Theatre.



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Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
Photo by Monica Simoes



Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, Cry-Baby) directs the production that reconceives the classic musical in a fresh dramatic context. The new incarnation of the musical features a book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, 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, it will now be Cinderella's turn to rescue the Prince.

Robyn Goodman, the Tony-winning producer of Avenue Q, In the Heights and the 2008 revival of West Side Story, Stephen Kocis (Barefoot in the Park) and Tony winner Jill Furman (In the Heights, West Side Story, Seminar) in association with Center Theatre Group produce Cinderella.

Cinderella has choreography by Josh Rhodes, with music adaptation, supervision and arrangements by David Chase. 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 by Nevin Steinberg.

The new production incorporates songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue, as well as songs 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?"

For tickets visit telecharge.com.

Visit CinderellaOnBroadway.com.