Ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones will play the role of Prince Topher in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. As previously announced, Paige Faure, Broadway's current reigning princess, will launch the tour in the title role this fall. The tour of Cinderella will launch in Providence, RI on October 10. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
In addition to Faure and Jones, the tour cast will also feature Kecia Lewis as Marie, Blake Hammond as Sebastian, Aymee Garcia as Charlotte, Ashley Park as Gabrielle, David Andino as Jean-Michel and Antoine L. Smith as Lord Pinkleton.
The company will include Adrien Arrieta, Adrian Baidoo, Summer Broyhill, Audrey Cardwell, Jennifer Evans, Alexandra Frohlinger, Richard Gatta, Jordana Grolnick, Eric Anthony Johnson, Danielle Jordan, Bruce Landry, Ben Lanham, Stephanie Jae Park, Blakely Slaybough, Paige Williams, Thad Turner Wilson, John Yi and Alexandra Zorn.
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.