Motown and Cinderella Set for TV Appearances
By Andrew Gans
Cast members from the new Broadway productions of Motown: The Musical and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will make TV appearances this week.
"Entertainment Tonight" will spotlight Motown during its April 1 broadcast. "ET" host Rocsi Diaz goes backstage with Motown stars Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae and Charl Brown as well as Motown founder Berry Gordy for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new Broadway musical now in previews at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
“Entertainment Tonight” airs from 7:30 PM-8 PM on WCBS, Channel 2 in the New York metropolitan area; check local listings.
Motown, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will officially open April 14.
The cast of Cinderella — now at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd St.) — will cross the street to the Ed Sullivan Theater to perform a number from the musical on the April 2 telecast of "The Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS-TV.
Laura Osnes as Cinderella, Santino Fontana as the Prince, Victoria Clark as Fairy Godmother and the ensemble will be featured in the performance.
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. Josh Rhodes is choreographer. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase. Andy Einhorn is music director and conductor.
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