‘Cinderella’ Pushes Back Start Date for Previews

Due to the cancellation of necessary rehearsals during Hurricane Sandy and Academy Awards, the upcoming Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella has delayed the start of previews and opening night. This beloved musical – making its Broadway debut after years of delighting audiences on television and in regional theatres – will now begin begin previews on January 25, 2013 at the Broadway Theatre. The production originally moved previews due to the hurricane but was forced to move them once again when their new date was on the same night as the academy awards.

Tickets are now on sale.

Production Information

This season’s Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella marks the Broadway premiere for the celebrated musical, which was written for television in 1957 by the legendary musical theatre duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, who were responsible for such classic musicals as Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music. In addition to musical numbers from the original score — including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “Ten Minutes Ago” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” — this Cinderella will include four additional songs from the Rodgers & Hammerstein “trunk.”

Douglas Carter Beane‘s book for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella offers a new romantic twist on the ultimate makeover story of a maid-turned-princess, mixing fresh comedy and wit with the beloved tale’s classic elements — the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more.

Cinderella Cast

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana
Photo by Carol Rosegg

Joining the musical’s previously-announced stars – Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Bonnie and Clyde) as Cinderella and Santino Fontana (Broadway’s Brighton Beach Memoirs) as the Prince – will be Tony winners Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) as fairy godmother Marie and Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Cinderella’s evil stepmother, along with Ann Harada (Avenue Q) as stepsister Charlotte; Marla Mindelle (Sister Act) as stepsister Gabrielle; Peter Bartlett (The Drowsy Chaperone) as Sebastian, Prince Topher’s mentor and Lord Chancellor, and Greg Hildreth (Peter and the Starcatcher) as the rebel Jean-Michel.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Cinderella Performance Schedule

Cinderella will begin previews at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway between 53rd and 54th St.) on January 21 prior to officially opening on February 22.

Weekly performance schedule: Tuesdays at 8:00pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm.

Beginning February 25: Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm.

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