A New Cinderella

RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/10
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 05:44pm
It's Carly Rae Jepsen. She has been signed to replace Laura Osnes for 12 weeks.
Cinderella Jepsen
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 05:53pm
Uhhh...
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 05:55pm
...excuse me?
kade.ivy
Stand-by
joined:7/28/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 05:57pm
UPDATED: Jepsen could keep the marquee up until the summer rush. I initially posted that these were stunt castings, but Drescher is a great actress and Jepsen went to a performing arts college. They could both easily be great!







Updated On: 1/18/14 at 05:57 PM
ohjustjake
Leading Actor
joined:4/18/06
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 05:57pm
I can't figure out if this is a joke or not.
http://www.jakevsthecity.com
NYCBound91
Chorus Member
joined:9/6/11
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:01pm
I've never been more disappointed. This is going to turn an exquisite show into a joke, and trivialize the beautiful work that the current cast is doing. This show reminded me why I love musical theatre, and I guarantee it will no longer have that effect once Jepsen steps into the role.

Updated On: 12/29/13 at 06:01 PM
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:01pm
Her and Fran are going to make a quite a show. TBH, I can't wait to return to see it!
bwayobsessed
Stand-by
joined:5/28/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:02pm
Excuse me while I vomit......ugh this is utterly disgusting. Fran I can see fitting the role....but Carly is just no....they should've just closed if they were going to do this.
SidebySidebyLogan
Stand-by
joined:9/25/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:04pm
From the epitome of class to the antithesis of it...
showchoirguy
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/10
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:04pm
Hey, I'm just new here
And this is crazy
But here's my slipper
So find me mayber
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:05pm
How is she classless?
JP2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/2/07
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:06pm
I thought the point of stunt casting was to get someone who people will show up for?
Wishing Only Wounds
Broadway Star
joined:4/27/10
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:15pm
...close it, maybe?



I couldn't resist.
Formerly: WishingOnlyWounds2 - Broadway Legend - Joined: 9/25/08
cknick
Understudy
joined:5/9/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:18pm
This is really terrible. And I couldn't agree more, NYCBound91. My feelings exactly!
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:18pm
Two questions:

1) What?
2) Why?
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:20pm
So they should have closed the show and put a couple of hundred people out of work instead of recasting the role with another performer? You are definitely not a Rand Paul devotee -- you actually want these people to go on unemployment!
bwaylyric
Broadway Star
joined:10/22/03
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:21pm
Will they cast a Jonas brother to replace Santino?
SidebySidebyLogan
Stand-by
joined:9/25/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:21pm
Anything I've read about her hasn't exactly painted her as a Laura Osnes type who handles herself with Grace and poise. She's always come off more as acting 10 years younger than she actually is. An 18 year old pop star who's pushing 30. I could be completely off base
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:26pm
At least the quality of the cast will now match the quality of the new book...
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Star
joined:2/10/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:27pm

Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
cknick
Understudy
joined:5/9/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:28pm
Too bad Billy Porter can't just do the role in drag, then it would stay open for years.
RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/10
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:28pm
As someone didn't know anything at all about Jepsen, it just seems that there is a lot of prejudging (should I say hating?)here. I personally am more inclined to give the producers some credit. After all, they are the ones who put together what I thought was a fabulous cast to begin with, so I think that they're pretty damn smart and know what they're doing. I'm sure that they had many choices and didn't just cast this role off the street.
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
Littleshopofcarrie
Leading Actor
joined:12/9/12
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:43pm
I have a feeling this will go the Carrie Underwood/Sound of Music route. Everyone saying she'll suck, everyone involved saying she'll be amazing, and then she'll end up being terrible.
perfectlymarvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:44pm
I mean, she could surprise us all and be brilliant, but I don't think it's pre-judging when you're a little doubtful about the abilities of someone who has had one hit (autotuned) pop song over a year ago and seems to have disappeared since then. And according to that article she has zero professional theater experience, which doesn't necessarily mean someone is untalented but based on what we know about her it doesn't seem promising.

Updated On: 12/29/13 at 06:44 PM
thebeautyis3
Understudy
joined:10/18/12
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:48pm
As much as I enjoy Call Me Maybe (and hate myself for it), I never liked her rendition of another princess song, Part of your World. Maybe she'll surprise me, but meh.
Carly Rae Jepsen's Part of Your World
theatregeek6
Leading Actor
joined:6/19/13
A New Cinderella
Posted: 12/29/13 at 06:48pm

Does she have any theatre training or experience?

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