Former Cinderella ensemble member Paige Faure will don the glass slippers in the upcoming national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's fairy tale musical. As previously announced, the tour of Cinderella will launch in Providence, RI on October 10. Additional casting will be announced soon.
Directed by Mark Brokaw, Cinderella features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, original book by Oscar Hammerstein II and choreography by Josh Rhodes.
With its fresh, new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, Cinderella combines the story's classic elements—glass slippers, pumpkin, a beautiful ball and more—with some surprise twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, Cinderella is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul, eager to develop a world view, she doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She not only fights for her own dreams, but makes the prince, who falls in love with her, open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams, too.
The Broadway production of Cinderella, currently playing at the Broadway Theatre, recently celebrated its 500th performance and was nominated for nine 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.