Tony nominee Laura Osnes is going to be the envy of plenty of young girls when she heads to a glamorous royal ball as the title character of the upcoming Broadway musical Cinderella. As she prepares to get into princess mode, the actress is excited to don her character's famous footwear once the show begins its run this winter.
“I can’t believe they are custom making glass slippers for me,” Osnes told Broadway.com. “I am so thrilled. I got a phone call asking my shoe size because they are starting to work on the glass slipper. I am dying! Obviously they probably aren’t really going to be glass, but I’m so curious to see what they do.”
The production marks the first time Rodgers & Hammerstein's take on the fairy tale will be presented on Broadway. While the musical will include the iconic glass slippers, nasty step-sisters and other elements assoicated with the classic story, book author Douglas Carter Beane is reworking the material and bringing a new take on the beloved tale.
“Doug is brilliant,” Osnes said. “He has rewritten the whole script. It’s not too contemporary. It definitely still takes place in a period with poofy dresses and that princess expectation that everybody has, but [in this adaptation] Cinderella and the prince both have other desires and purposes for their lives and are able to achieve them together. I think it’s going to spread the gambit of emotions,” Osnes continued. “It’s funny, light hearted and wonderful, but also has so much heart to it and so much romance.”
Check out Osnes in this exciting retelling of Cinderella, beginning January 21 at the Broadway Theatre.
Additional reporting by Marc Snetiker