Luker will step into the role of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, Marie, the part created by Tony winner Victoria Clark, through Jan. 19, 2014. Clark is taking a temporary leave for a new project to be announced.
Cinderella plays the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway).
Rebecca Luker was last seen on stage in NYC in the world premiere of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle nomination. On Broadway she has appeared in Mary Poppins (Tony nomination), Nine, The Music Man (Tony nomination), The Sound of Music, Show Boat (Tony nomination), The Secret Garden and The Phantom of the Opera.
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. Orchestrations are by Danny Troob. Andy Einhorn is music director and conductor.
The cast is headed by Laura Osnes as Cinderella; Santino Fontana as the Prince; 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.
For more information visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com.
( Rebecca Luker will join Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Lea Salonga, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Christine Ebersole, Danny Burstein and more for Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas 4 cruise; click here for more information.)