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RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
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Posted: 1/7/13 at 05:04pm
I have no idea how this show will do but it's got a hell of a cast.
Cinderella in rehearsal
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mmh1019
Understudy
joined:4/9/12
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Posted: 1/7/13 at 07:08pm
just saw the rehearsal footage & got chills hearing the songs. I think this has the potential to be a really special show. it's pretty amazing to see how far Laura Osnes has come from winning a reality TV show, she's really wonderful.
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
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Posted: 1/7/13 at 07:14pm
It's just such a neutered interpretation of the fairy tale, I can't get past it. Didn't know Harriet Harris was in this though, will definitely see it for her.
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mc1227
Broadway Legend
joined:7/29/07
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Posted: 1/7/13 at 11:54pm
Am so excited for this show but then I see the photos of Santino Fontana and think accountant. Not the prince I would like to see.
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Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 01:41am
I get that from him too. I wish he was a bit more.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 01:48am
Laura Osnes is going to be PERFECTION.
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Wynbish
Broadway Legend
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 01:53am
I wish Santino was in my bed more.
bwayphreak234
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 02:23am
^ oh hon, don't we all?
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fashionguru_23
Broadway Star
joined:4/21/08
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 03:46am
Does anyone know what the new songs are, and where they came from?
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CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 07:34am
^ oh hon, don't we all?

Uh...no we don't.
GatorNY
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 10:50am
I don't find him to be hunky enough for Prince Charming. Great voice, but that's all he does for me.
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darion
Understudy
joined:5/4/12
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 10:56am
"It's just such a neutered interpretation of the fairy tale, I can't get past it."

^ You saw it? How is it neutered?

Kelly2
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 10:56am
See, I have the opposite issue, I find her far too obviously beautiful to play Cinderella. It's like when they put nerd glasses on Rachel Leigh Cook in "She's All That" and try to sell you the idea that she's nerdy and dirty and covered in paint and then, oh my god, take them off and she's a knockout! I don't buy Osnes as the Cinder girl of the fairy tale. She's simply too beautiful, and beautiful in the most Disney Princess way.

"You saw it? How is it neutered?"

Have you ever read the original Grimm's story? Or even some of the earlier interpretations, I quite like Perrault's, actually, as well. The Rodgers & Hammerstein version, as well as the Disney one, omit some of the most fascinating details, plot elements, and characters from it. It's disappointing for anyone who actually is a fan of the fairy tale. Into the Woods borrows more heavily from the original text than this does, and even Into the Woods is not without it's faults.

Though I WILL confess to being a complete nerd and loving dearly the inaccurate, impossible, and deeply cheesy movie version "Ever After", which to me would make a far more fascinating musical than this.
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Updated On: 1/8/13 at 10:56 AM
finebydesign
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 11:45am
"Have you ever read the original Grimm's story? "

You do understand that is just one Western interpretation of a story that precedes it by thousands of years? The story is the same in most of the tales, and that story is aptly called "the Cinderella story". Google Rhodopis.

Now about this production, it sounds neat for a tour or a reigional thing but Broadway? Without a star? Seriously?

The costumes are just so sad.
darion
Understudy
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 11:55am
"Have you ever read the original Grimm's story? "

they have repeatedly said that its NOT the Grimm version, rather the FRENCH version of the tale.

i dont know how you can say its a neutered version unless youre a time traveler. it hasnt even started yet!

Ever After? goodness gracious.
HenryTDobson
Stand-by
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 11:56am
I don't understand most of the comments here. It seems like y'all have seen the show, and I know that's not possible since it hasn't even opened yet. Can't we at least hold our judgment until the show starts previews?
givesmevoice
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 11:59am
And doesn't Perrault's Cendrillon predate a definitive written version of Aschenputtel by almost 200 years?
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Kelly2
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 12:11pm
Givesmevoice, you are correct. I didn't mean to imply that the Grimm's fable was chronologically the first incarnation of the Cinderella story, though I can see I worded that very poorly in my original post! Perrault's version is actually 17th Century, whereas the Grimm version was in 1812, so yes, you are absolutely correct on that. Basile's Cenerentola actually predates the Perrault. Though, honestly, you can trace the tale all the way back to Rhodopis. I was merely referencing the source text that is most commonly used and adapted today.

I am WELL aware that it is not intended to be a retelling of the fable, I am just stating my opinion that I do not really love the popular mythical version of Cinderella that gets re-adapted and retold in a thousand different mediums. That's all. The show has never been my cup of tea. But as I said, with this cast, I will certainly give it a chance.

Though I do stand by my reservations re: Osnes.

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Updated On: 1/8/13 at 12:11 PM
finebydesign
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 12:12pm
"Can't we at least hold our judgment until the show starts previews?"

I'm not judge the quality or the content of the show (except the costumes). I am judging the business decision here. It boggles my mind producers would take such a huge risk and in the doldrums of winter.
RippedMan
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 12:13pm
I hope the design is pretty
degrassifan
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 12:38pm
Maybe Prince Christopher doesn't always have to be hunky? In fact, of all the Cinderella movies out there, the prince always seems sort of average in my opinion. To be honest, William and Harry are average looking to be, but everyone else thinks they are hot, so beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

Isn't Cinderella supposed to be extremely beautiful, which is one of the reasons why her stepfamily despises her? I think Laura looks fine in my opinion. Although, I do like that in Ever After, one of Cinderella's (Danielle, actually) stepsister looks better than she does.

"The Rodgers & Hammerstein version, as well as the Disney one, omit some of the most fascinating details, plot elements, and characters from it. It's disappointing for anyone who actually is a fan of the fairy tale."

The original version is by Perrault. The Grimm story came after, but you've already mentioned that. This new R&H version is strictly based on Perrault's telling. Aside from Into the Woods, all the other famous retelling of Cinderella follow the Perrault version.

I'm excited for this. From what I've read and behind the scenes videos I have watched, it seems to be a combination of the original R&H version, the Perrault version, Ever After, and Ella Enchanted. It should be fun!

Although I'm excited for this, I'm much more excited for the Ever After musical. I've heard three songs from it, and they are amazing! Hope it arrives next season!
darion
Understudy
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 01:18pm
poor laura, if shes too pretty for cinderella, it seems her future on broadway is bleak as shes probably too pretty for just about any role. this is just a ridiculous argument when we have all black casts of non black characters etc.
finebydesign
Broadway Legend
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 01:21pm
She's too "unfamous" for the role, I'll give her that much.
GatorNY
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joined:6/19/08
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 01:23pm
I understand your point Degrassi. But, if I was Cinderella I would want a hunky prince...for me it would probably Ramin Karimloo.

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Updated On: 1/8/13 at 01:23 PM
Wynbish
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 01:24pm
She was a Tony nominee, and I can't think of too many in her generation of performers who would fill the role better.
mmh1019
Understudy
joined:4/9/12
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Posted: 1/8/13 at 02:05pm
Doug Carter Beane has said repeatedly in interviews that he wanted to cast a guy as the prince who you wouldn't necessarily think of right off the bat. he's supposed to be quirky & a little neurotic. Santino has a really nice voice & it looks like they're all having loads of fun.

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