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Cinderella to Shutter On Broadway; NeNe Leakes Will Join Final Cast

Cinderella to Shutter On Broadway; NeNe Leakes Will Join Final Cast

The clock may not be striking midnight, but it’s time to say goodbye to those slippers and gown. The Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play its final performance on January 3, 2015. At time of closing, the musical will have played 41 preview performances and 770 regular performances since it began on January 25, 2013 at the ...

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Oh My Gawd! Emmy Nominee Fran Drescher to Make Her Broadway Debut as Madame in Cinderella

Oh My Gawd! Emmy Nominee Fran Drescher to Make Her Broadway Debut as Madame in Cinderella

Two-time Emmy nominee Fran Drescher will make her Broadway debut as Ella's stepmother Madame in the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Cinderella. Drescher will begin performances on February 4, 2014 and will remain with the production through April 13 at the Broadway Theatre. She takes over the role from original star Harriet Harris.

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Baby Got Glass! Cinderella Cast Breaks It Down in A New Parody Video by Santino Fontana

Baby Got Glass! Cinderella Cast Breaks It Down in A New Parody Video by Santino Fontana

Cinderella fans are in for a treat straight from the twisted, genius mind of Tony nominee Santino Fontana. The cast of the Tony-nominated revival busted out their best hip-hop skills for the cheeky video parody “Glass Slippers Are So Back.” Written and conceived by Fontana and directed by Fontana and Dave Solomon, this “Baby Got Back” spoof features all ...

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Exclusive! Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the Stars of Cinderella Record Their Cast Album

Exclusive! Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the Stars of Cinderella Record Their Cast Album

Hear from the stars and creators of Cinderella about what it means to create a new Rodgers & Hammerstein cast album, and listen in as the cast goes on the record.

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Billy Porter Looks Fierce from the Balcony, Amanda Seyfried Wants to Be Mean & More Lessons of the Week

Billy Porter Looks Fierce from the Balcony, Amanda Seyfried Wants to Be Mean & More Lessons of the Week

It’s been a rough few days for many of us, but we can always count on Broadway to lighten the mood, especially when the week has been as jam-packed as this one. Here’s a look at our top lessons of the week, gleaned from everything from Mamma Mia!’s big move to Shalita Grant’s crash course in theater jargon. Read ...

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The Princess Diary: Backstage at Cinderella with Laura Osnes, Episode 8: Auto Correct Comes to Life

The Princess Diary: Backstage at Cinderella with Laura Osnes, Episode 8: Auto Correct Comes to Life

In the season one finale of The Princess Diary, Cinderella stars Peter Bartlett and Harriet Harris bring hilarious auto-corrected texts to life. Tip of the hat to editor Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes for this wacky finale. 

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The Princess Diary: Backstage at Cinderella with Laura Osnes, Episode 7: A Very Revealing Look at Dressing Room Life

The Princess Diary: Backstage at Cinderella with Laura Osnes, Episode 7: A Very Revealing Look at Dressing Room Life

In this episode of The Princess Diary, Cinderella star Laura Osnes gives fans an in-depth backstage tour, visiting all the dressing rooms and often getting way more than she bargained for. It's shenanigans galore at Broadway Theatre!

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Cinderella Cast Album, Featuring Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, Sets May Release Date

Cinderella Cast Album, Featuring Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana,  Sets May Release Date

The original Broadway cast recording of Cinderellafeaturing Laura Osnes and Sanitno Fontana, will be available for digital download beginning May 7. Released through Ghostlight Records, the album will hit stores on June 4.

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 ...

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Get an Inside Look at Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More at the Cinderella Cast Recording

Get an Inside Look at Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More at the Cinderella Cast Recording
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The cast of Cinderella is bringing some magic to an iPod near you! Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the cast of Cinderella headed to the MSR recording studios on March 18 to lay down tracks for the original Broadway cast recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The musical features such R+H classics as “In My Own Little Corner,” ...

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the Cast of Broadway's Cinderella to Record Album

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the Cast of Broadway's Cinderella to Record Album

Laura Osnes’ silver-voiced Cinderella will be immortalized in an original Broadway cast recording. Osnes, co-star Sanitno Fontana and the cast of Broadway’s Cinderella will release a cast album of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical through Ghostlight Records. The cast hits the recording studio March 18 in anticipation of a spring release.

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Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Make Magic at Cinderella's Opening Night on Broadway

 Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Make Magic at Cinderella's Opening Night on Broadway

Get your royal invitation inside the glamorous opening night of the big, Broadway musical Cinderella, starring Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark and more.

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Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & the Cinderella Company Celebrate a Fairy-Tale Opening Night

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & the Cinderella Company Celebrate a Fairy-Tale Opening Night
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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical fairy tale Cinderella has officially waltzed onto Broadway in a re-imagined production directed by Mark Brokaw. The first-ever Main Stem mounting stars Tony nominee Laura Osnes as the self-assured Ella and Drama Desk Award winner Santino Fontana as charming Prince Tophe and features Victoria Clark, Harriet Harris, Peter Bartlett, Ann Harada, Marla Mindelle and Greg Hildreth ...

Fairy-Tale Musical Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, Opens on Broadway

Fairy-Tale Musical Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, Opens on Broadway

It’s “a lovely night” for the stars of the first-ever Broadway staging of Cinderella. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starring Laura Osnes as Ella and Santino Fontana as Prince Topher, opens at the Broadway Theatre on March 3.

Directed by Mark Brokaw, the classic fairy tale Cinderella originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews ...

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Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes, Begins Performances at the Broadway Theatre

Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes, Begins Performances at the Broadway Theatre

The Broadway premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic take on Cinderella begins performances at the Broadway Theatre on January 25.  Starring Tony nominee Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince, the Mark Brokaw-helmed production officially opens on March 3.

This musical version of the classic fairytale Cinderella was originally made for TV in 1957 and starred Oscar winner Julie ...

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Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Share the Enchanting Secrets of Broadway's Cinderella

Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Share the Enchanting Secrets of Broadway's Cinderella

Cinderella is coming to Broadway for the first time ever! See stars Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark and more reveal how this magical musical will come to life on stage.

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Meet the Team Behind the Magic! Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the Cinderella Company Greet the Press

Meet the Team Behind the Magic! Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the Cinderella Company Greet the Press
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The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Cinderella arrives on Broadway in a dazzling new production starring Tony nominee Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince. Featuring a new story by Douglas Carter Beane, direction by Mark Brokaw and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Cinderella begins performances at the Broadway Theatre on January 25, in advance of a March 3 ...

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway's Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and Victoria Clark

Tickets Now On Sale for Broadway's Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and Victoria Clark

Tickets are now available for the Broadway premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Tony nominee Laura Osnes as Cinderella, Santino Fontana as Prince Charming and Tony winner Victoria Clark as the fairy godmother Marie. Directed by Mark Brokaw, Cinderella begins performances at the Broadway Theatre on January 25 and will officially open on March 3.

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Full Broadway Cast Announced for Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes

Full Broadway Cast Announced for Cinderella, Starring Laura Osnes

Full casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Cinderellawhich begins previews January 24, 2013, and is set to officially open February 24 at the Broadway Theatre. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features a new book by Douglas Carter Beane.

The comedic reimagining of the 1957 television musical boasts an all-star cast. Tony nominee Laura ...

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Tony Kushner & Company Celebrate Opening Night of The Illusion

Tony Kushner & Company Celebrate Opening Night of The Illusion
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A Tony Kushner play attracts the theater’s top talents (onstage and in the audience), and the master’s latest work, The Illusion, is no exception. On June 5, Kushner’s adaptation of Corneille’s classic play opened at Signature Theatre Company, directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer. Featuring a terrific cast including Lois Smith, David Margulies and Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever, The ...

Take a First Look at Tony Kushner's Sumptuous Adaptation of The Illusion

Take a First Look at Tony Kushner's Sumptuous Adaptation of The Illusion
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A summer treat is on tap for off-Broadway audiences: The Illusion, Tony Kushner’s freely adapted version of the classic play by Pierre Corneille. The production, which caps off Signature Theatre Company’s all-Kushner season, is directed by Michael Mayer and features an exciting cast including Nurse Jackie star Merritt Wever and stage vets Lois Smith and Peter Bartlett. We’ve got your ...

Tony Kushner's The Illusion Extends at Signature Theatre

Tony Kushner's The Illusion Extends at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre Company has announced a one-week extension of The Illusion, Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s L'Illusion Comique. The play, which began previews on May 17 and is set to open on June 5, will now run through July 17 at the Peter Norton Space, directed by Michael Mayer.

The Illusion features Peter Bartlett (The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean Dugan ...

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Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, Lois Smith & More to Star in Tony Kushner's The Illusion

Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, Lois Smith & More to Star in Tony Kushner's The Illusion

Complete casting has been announced for Signature Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of The Illusion, Tony Kushner’s “freely adapted” version of Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique. Performances will begin at the Peter Norton Space on May 17, with opening night set for June 5, directed by Michael Mayer.

The Illusion will feature Peter Bartlett (The Drowsy Chaperone, TV’s One Life to Live ...

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Squigs Captures a Bewigged Jeffrey Wright & Friends in A Free Man of Color

Squigs Captures a Bewigged Jeffrey Wright & Friends in A Free Man of Color

Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson tackled a truly color-ful assignment when he headed up to Lincoln Center Theater to draw the larger-than-life denizens of A Free Man of Color. Set in New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, John Guare’s epic play features Jeffrey Wright as dandified Jacques Cornet and mos as his not-so-faithful servant ...

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Cheers On Opening Night for John Guare's Vast and Vivid A Free Man of Color, Starring Jeffrey Wright

Cheers On Opening Night for John Guare's Vast and Vivid A Free Man of Color, Starring Jeffrey Wright
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You know you’re in good hands when heavy-hitters like playwright John Guare, director George C. Wolfe and star Jeffrey Wright are offering up a new work. Their collaboration produced the amazing: A Free Man of Color, which opened at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre on November 18. The restoration comedy/vaudeville epic takes on everything from the Louisiana Purchase to ...

Just Dandy! We've Got Your First Look at Jeffrey Wright in A Free Man of Color

Just Dandy! We've Got Your First Look at Jeffrey Wright in A Free Man of Color
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Production photos often whet our appetite to see a show—and that’s certainly the case with T. Charles Erickson’s gallery of scenes from John Guare’s eagerly awaited epic A Free Man of Color. Title character Jacques Cornet, played by Tony and Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright, rules the roost in New Orleans in 1801, an era in which even the offspring of ...

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