It’s “a lovely night” for the stars of the first-ever Broadway staging of Cinderella. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starring Laura Osnes as Ella and Santino Fontana as Prince Topher, opens at the Broadway Theatre on March 3.
Directed by Mark Brokaw, the classic fairy tale Cinderella originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews. The new production features a completely re-imagined book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs originally composed for other R&H musicals.
In addition to Osnes and Fontana, Cinderella features Tony winner Victoria Clark as the fairy godmother Marie, Tony winner Harriet Harris as Madame, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Marla Mindelle as Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Greg Hildreth as Jean-Michel. Members of the ensemble include Jill Abramovitz, Kristine Bendul, Heidi Giberson, Stephanie Gibson, Shonica Gooden, Kendal Hartse, Robert Hartwell, Laura Irion, Andy Jones, Andy Mills, Linda Mugleston, Peter Nelson, Nick Spangler, Cody Williams, Branch Woodman and Kevin Worley.
Leading lady Laura Osnes is Broadway.com's newest video blogger. Check out the first episode of her behind-the-scenes series Princess Diary below!