Romeo and Juliet's Joe Carroll Is Cinderella's New Prince Starting Jan. 28
28 Jan 2014
The Tony-nominated Broadway debut of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella has crowned its new prince. Beginning Jan. 28 Joe Carroll steps into the role of Prince Topher; he succeeds Santino Fontana, who received a Tony nomination for his performance.
Tony Award winner Victoria Clark returned to the role of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother Marie Jan. 21. (Tony nominee Rebecca Luker had performed that role since September.)
As previously announced, multi-platinum pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and film and television star Fran Drescher will join the cast Feb. 4 as Cinderella and her stepmother Madame, respectively.
Joe Carroll comes to Cinderella directly from the recent Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, where he played Balthazar and understudied Romeo. He also appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once.
Currently playing at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway in NYC), Cinderella began previews in January 2013 and opened March 3.
Cinderella is produced by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and is produced in association with Center Theatre Group. Charles Salameno is associate producer.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.