It’s possible! Victoria Clark starts performances January 21 as Marie, Ella’s fairy godmother, in Cinderella on Broadway. Clark returns to her Tony nominated role, replacing current star Rebecca Luker.
Clark is just one of many cast shakeups of the Great White Way production over the next few weeks, most notably pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella and Fran Drescher as Cinderella’s stepmother, Madame. Both Jepsen and Drescher will begin performances February 4 at the Broadway Theatre. Clark won a Tony Award for The Light in the Piazza and additional nominations for Sister Act and Cinderella. Her many Broadway credits include The Snow Geese, Cabaret, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Grand Night For Singing and Guys and Dolls.
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.
Clark joins a cast that currently features Laura Osnes as Ella, 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.