Three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker is making some magic in Broadway’s Cinderella beginning September 6. The Rodgers and Hammerstein veteran takes over the role of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother from Tony nominee Victoria Clark and will continue with the production through January 19, 2014 at the Broadway Theatre.
Luker received Tony nominations for her performances in Mary Poppins, The Music Man and Show Boat. She starred in the 1998 Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and has appeared on Broadway in Nine, The Secret Garden and The Phantom of the Opera. Her off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday, Indian Blood, The Vagina Monologues, Can’t Let Go and Encores! productions of Where’s Charley and The Boys from Syracuse.
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.
Luker joins a cast that features Laura Osnes as Ella and Santino Fontana as Prince Topher, Tony winner Harriet Harris as Madame, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Marla Mindelle as Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Greg Hildreth as Jean-Michel.