Santino Fontana will play Prince Charming opposite previously announced title star Laura Osnes in the forthcoming Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Directed by Mark Brokaw and featuring a revised book by Douglas Carter Beane, Cinderella is aiming to bow on Broadway during the 2012-13 season. No further casting or theater have been announced at this time.
Cinderella was originally made for TV in 1957 and starred Oscar winner Julie Andrews. The new production is slated to feature modern-twists by Beane as well as additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs that were cut from other musicals, including “Now is the Time” (South Pacific) and “I’ve Lived and I’ve Loved” (The Sound of Music).
Fontana recently appeared off-Broadway in Sons of the Prophet. His Broadway credits include Billy Elliot, A View From the Bridge, Sunday in the Park with George, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Osnes was last seen on Broadway in Bonnie & Clyde. Her other Broadway credits include South Pacific, Anything Goes and Grease (as Sandy, a role she won on the NBC reality competition Grease: You’re the One That I Want). She is also set to star as Maria in the one-night-only concert performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.