Two-Time Tony Winner to Spread Magic in Broadway's Cinderella
11 Aug 2014
Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will take on the role of Fairy Godmother Marie in the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, producers announced Aug. 11. Kaye joins actress Keke Palmer and "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd, who begin performances in the Tony-nominated production this September.
Kaye (Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Phantom of the Opera, Souvenir) will take on the role of Cinderella's fairy godmother, beginning Sept. 12. She replaces original cast member Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza). Clark, who departs the production, Sept. 11, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance.
Palmer ("Just Keke" "Trip to Bountiful," "Akeelah and the Bee," Joyful Noise") and Shepherd ("30 Rock") will take on the roles of Cinderella and wicked step mother Madame, respectively, beginning Sept. 9.
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.