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A Fairytale Flashback: CINDERELLA Bids Adieu to Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana

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On February 4, 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen will replace Laura Osnes as the title role in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing at the Broadway Theatre. Also stepping into Prince Topher's shoes will be Joe Carroll, who will replace Santino Fontana. Below, BroadwayWorld salutes the Tony-nominated duo as they prepare for their departure from the show. Check out a flashback of photos and videos from their Cinderella journey below!

With its fresh, new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic 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, theCinderella of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical now on Broadway is a surprisingly contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting: 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.

One of the legendary musical theatre duo Rodgers + Hammerstein's most popular titles, Cinderella was written for television -- debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews -- and only this year has made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with Cinderella, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's legendary musicals include OKLAHOMA!, CAROUSEL, THE KING AND I, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. MR. Beane's book for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella blends masterfully with the musical's beloved score with songs including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Harriet Harris, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes & Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Harriet Harris, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes & Victoria Clark

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Harriet Harris, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA Meets the Press- <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana & Ensemble

Photo Flash: <a data-cke-saved-href= Santino Fontana as the Prince and Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Onstage for CINDERELLA's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: Onstage for CINDERELLA's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Onstage for CINDERELLA's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Marla Miindelle, Victoria Clark, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Harriet Harris & Company

Photo Coverage: Onstage for CINDERELLA's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: Onstage for CINDERELLA's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Onstage for CINDERELLA's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: Onstage for CINDERELLA's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Victoria Clark, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Harriet Harris & Company

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Nathan Johnson, Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Nathan Johnson, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Nathan Johnson, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
William Ivey Long, Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: More! Go Inside CINDERELLA's Opening Night After Party!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Cast Makes an Enchanted Cast Alum- Inside the Recording Sessions!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Cast Makes an Enchanted Cast Alum- Inside the Recording Sessions!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Cast Makes an Enchanted Cast Alum- Inside the Recording Sessions!
Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes; Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes; Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes; Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes; Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes; Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes; Santino Fontana

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA's <a data-cke-saved-href= Laura Osnes; Santino Fontana


Photos by Walter McBride

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