New Cinderella Cast Recording, with Lea Salonga, Will Be Available On-Line

News   New Cinderella Cast Recording, with Lea Salonga, Will Be Available On-Line
A cast recording of the current international tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, starring Tony winner Lea Salonga in the title role, will be available for purchase on iTunes beginning Oct. 28.

Produced by Lakeshore Records, the Cinderella score was recorded in the Philippines at Carmel House Studios. The cast of 26 was accompanied by the studio's in-house orchestra, the FILharminoKA, under the direction of resident conductor Gerard Salonga.

Directed by Bobby Garcia, the touring cast features Salonga as Cinderella with Peter Saide as the Prince, Julia Cook as Stepmother, Jen Bechter as Portia, Brandy Zarle as Joy, Charlie Parker as the Fairy Godmother, Aaron Galligan-Stierle as the Herald, Jefferson Slinkard as the King, Janna Cardia as the Queen, Steve Gagliastro as Chef and Richard Cerato as Steward.

The recording features new renditions of "In My Own Little Corner," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful" and "Ten Minutes Ago" as well as several new orchestrations penned by Tony nominee Larry Blank and two songs from the R&H catalogue rarely performed in the stage version: "The Sweetest Sounds" and "There's Music in You."

The complete track listing for the "2008 Original International Tour Cast Recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" follows:

Overture/"The Sweetest Sounds" (Orchestra/Cinderella, Fairy Godmother)
"The Prince is Giving a Ball" (Herald, Stepmother, Portia, Joy, Company)
"In My Own Little Corner" (Cinderella)
"Your Majesties" (King, Queen, Herald and Servants)
"Loneliness of the Evening" (Prince)
"Boys and Girls Like You and Me" (King, Queen)
"Impossible"/"It's Possible" (Cinderella, Fairy Godmother)
"Waltz for a Ball" (Orchestra)
"Ten Minutes Ago" (Cinderella, Prince)
"Stepsisters' Lament" (Portia, Joy)
"Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" (Cinderella, Prince)
"Impossible" (Reprise) (Cinderella, Fairy Godmother)
"When You're Driving Through the Moonlight" (Cinderella, Stepmother, Portia, Joy)
"A Lovely Night" (Cinderella, Stepmother, Portia, Joy)
"There's Music in You" (Cinderella, Fairy Godmother)
Finale (Company) Featuring music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics and a book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella is based on the 1957 television special starring Julie Andrews. Directed by Ralph Nelson, the "Cinderella" TV broadcast originally aired on CBS March 31, 1957. The program drew more than 107 million viewers. The cast featured Andrews as Cinderella, Howard Lindsay as the King, Dorothy Stickney as the Queen, Ilka Chase as the Stepmother, Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley as the Stepsisters, Edie Adams as the Fairy Godmother, Jon Cypher as Prince Christopher, Robert Penn as Town Crier, Alexander Clark as the Captain of the Guard, Iggie Wolfington as the Chef and David F. Perkins as the Court Tailor. Lesley Ann Warren (1965) and pop singer Brandy (1997) starred as Cinderella in the subsequent TV versions.

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The Cinderella tour features a book adapted by Mark Waldrop. The design team includes Tony Award winner David Gallo (scenic design), Paul Miller (lighting design), Renato Balestra (costume design) and Michael Waters (sound design) with choreography by Vince Pesce.

Remaining dates for the tour, produced by Broadway Asia Entertainment, follow:

Oct. 17-21 at Shanghai's Majestic Theatre
Oct. 24-30 at the Beijing Exhibition Hall Theatre
Nov. 5-28 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Dec. 16-21 at the Muang Thai Rachadalai, Bangkok

Jan. 2-22, 2009 at the Esplanade

Jan. 30-Feb. 8, 2009 at the Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur

Spring 2009 dates in Japan to be announced shortly.

Lea Salonga in <i>Cinderella</i>.
Lea Salonga in Cinderella.
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