Student Rush Ticket Policy Announced for Broadway's Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes

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28 Jan 2013

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
Carol Rosegg

Producers of the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella have announced that student rush tickets will be available for weekday performances, Monday through Thursday, at the Broadway Theatre box office.

For Monday through Thursday performances, producers are making $32 tickets available to students with a valid ID. Individuals are limited to one ticket for the musical that stars Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific) and Santino Fontana (Billy Elliot, Importance of Being Earnest) as Cinderella and the Prince, respectively.

Student rush seating locations are at the discretion of the box office.

Mark Brokaw (The Lyons, Cry-Baby) directs the production that began previews Jan. 25 and will officially open March 3. Cinderella has songs by lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and composer Richard Rodgers. The production marks the Broadway debut of the classic tuner that first debuted as a 1957 television musical.

Cinderella has been updated for contemporary audiences with a new book by four-time Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Nance, Sister ActXanadu, 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, Beane and the creative team offer audiences a fresh take that gives the female heroine a stronger point of view. 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?"

The cast also boasts Tony Award winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Cinderella's Stepmother, Madame; Tony winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act) as the Fairy Godmother, Marie; Peter Bartlett (A Free Man of Color, The Frogs) as Sebastian, the Prime Minister; Ann Harada (Avenue Q, "Smash") as stepsister Charlotte; Marla Mindelle (Sister Act) as stepsister Gabrielle; and Greg Hildreth (Peter and the Starcatcher) as the rebel Jean-Michel.

Completing the cast are Phumzile Sojola (Porgy and Bess, Three Mo' Tenors) as Lord Pinkleton, as well as Jill Abramovitz, Kristine Bendul, Heidi Giberson, Stephanie Gibson, Shonica Gooden, Kendal Hartse, Robert Hartwell, Laura Irion, Andy Jones, Andy Mills, Linda Mugleston, Peter Nelson, Nick Spangler, Cody Williams, Branch Woodman, Kevin Worley, Drew Franklin, Adam Jepsen, Alessa Neeck and Kirstin Tucker.

It is produced by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Roy Furman, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, 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.

Cinderella has choreography by Josh Rhodes. 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 is by Nevin Steinberg.

For tickets visit telecharge.com.

Visit CinderellaOnBroadway.com.

Here's a look at Cinderella in rehearsal: