Pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen and sitcom queen Fran Drescher make their Main Stem debuts in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella February 4. Jepsen replaces Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes as Cinderella, while Drescher takes over the role of Cinderella’s stepmother Madame from Harriet Harris, at the Broadway Theatre.
Before her tune "Call Me Maybe" climbed the music charts, Jepsen performed in musicals as a high schooler, starring in Annie, The Wiz, Grease and later attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts. "Call Me Maybe" rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard charts and in 47 countries, holding that position for nine consecutive weeks in the U.S. She released her debut album Kiss in 2012, winning the American Music Award for Best New Artist as well as two Grammy Award nominations.
Drescher is best known for her iconic role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny, which she also created, wrote, directed and executive produced. Her other film and TV credits include Saturday Night Fever, American Hot Wax, Summer of Fear, The Hollywood Knights, Doctor Detroit, This Is Spinal Tap, UHF, Jack, Living With Fran and Happily Divorced. Drescher has appeared in off-Broadway productions of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), The Exonerated and Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also performed in a special production of Camelot at Lincoln Center.
They join a cast that features Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Victoria Clark as Marie, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.