CINDERELLA to close in Januarya

mFabila
Chorus Member
joined:5/31/10
ShakinBaconGirl
Leading Actor
joined:3/25/14
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 05:40pm
Link? If true, it had a great run.
kade.ivy
Stand-by
joined:7/28/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 05:42pm
Sad news.

Congratulations to cast members past and present and the production team on a great run!
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 05:53pm
NeNe Leakes will join the cast in November.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:02pm
I thought Robyn Goodman will work her magic once again

well now this leaves the Broadway open for the spring!

Updated On: 9/3/14 at 06:02 PM
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:04pm
Is Miss Saigon ready to move to Broadway for the spring to its original home, the Broadway?
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/12
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:05pm
Congrats to all involved! They really couldn't have presented a more fabulous production. The legacy will continue on the road, and I bet it won't be too long before they start licensing it. I wonder if it will recoup?
Musical Master
Broadway Star
joined:4/28/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:12pm
What a great run this one had. I'm glad that I got to see CINDERELLA in person before it closed, and I'm sure Keke would make a wonderful Ella to close the show.

The heat is on in Saigon for sure.





Updated On: 9/4/14 at 06:12 PM
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:18pm
I'll never forget the magic I experienced during one of the first previews, sitting in the front orchestra watching Laura Osnes give her all with this role. What a great production, glad it will have run for as long as it will.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:19pm
NeNe isn't playing Ella she is playing Madame replacing Sherri beginning in November.
mFabila
Chorus Member
joined:5/31/10
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:20pm
While Patina was a great in Pippin, Laura should've won the Tony.
oncemorewithfeeling2
Featured Actor
joined:4/25/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:22pm
I think Cinderella has had a more then respectful run and will be successful on the road. The closing isn't a surprise to anyone in the community. I think that in the end, people will recognize this incarnation of the show as a success.
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:25pm
This was the first Broadway show I saw in New York. It will always hold a special place in my heart. It had a great run and I look forward to seeing the tour.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:26pm
Wonder why Sherrie is only doing such a short stint? Although I have to say NeNe is a big draw for me.
ShakinBaconGirl
Leading Actor
joined:3/25/14
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Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:26pm
"While Patina was a great in Pippin, Laura should've won the Tony"

What does that have to do with anything?
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:28pm
^^^ Regardless of what it has to do with, it's completely wrong. The insane stuff Patina was doing was far more challenging than playing Cinderella.

I think people will now wait for NeNe and skip Sherri.

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Updated On: 9/3/14 at 06:28 PM
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:37pm
Well this had a great run. It has not recouped yet though, has it?
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promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:42pm
I was SO against seeing this, but I was desperate during a trip to NYC and was stupid and got to TKTS at the worst hour possible. AKA all that was left musical-wise was Cinderella (and probably some other stuff I didn't want to see). Don't regret it at all. Took my mom and we had a blast. It was so much funnier than I thought it would be and SO much more adult-like. And the entire original cast was just great. Judging by other peoples comments throughout their run, I definitely think it was a successful run!
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 06:46pm
It's always sad to see a show with so much promise fall by the wayside. I hope to see Cinderella when it tours.
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 07:01pm


It was a good run but can't say I'm surprised. I'll be going back for NeNe. I'm guessing Keke Palmer will be there til the end. NeNe and Keke! You know Kandi mad she didn't make it to Broadway before NeNe. A Mother's Love? Nope.

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beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 07:41pm
"Well this had a great run. It has not recouped yet though, has it?"

If it does not recoup by the time it closes, then maybe the tour will help it recoup. That's what happened with 'Into the Woods'.
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 07:43pm
I wonder what will move into the palace? Either way, I'm glad that this desecration of such a great musical will finally be gone from Broadway.
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JohnyBroadway
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/12
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 07:48pm
What does the Palace Theatre have to do with the closing of Cinderella?
Musical Master
Broadway Star
joined:4/28/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 07:54pm
Wow mjohnson2, I can understand people's opinions of certain things but "desecration" is too strong a word, don't you think? I thought Douglas Carter Beane's work was a much BETTER revision than the terrible and unspeakable revival of FLOWER DRUM SONG, Hawng should be banned from doing revisions ever again.
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
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Posted: 9/3/14 at 07:55pm
I wouldn't call this a desecration, nor would I call either incarnation "a great musical." This version of the Cinderella story has always been a few great songs, a handful of decent to forgettable ones and little to no book or character to string them together.

This one is better than some of the previous tries, no worse than any others.
Musical Master
Broadway Star
joined:4/28/13
CINDERELLA to close in Januarya
Posted: 9/3/14 at 08:03pm
^I agree, it wasn't perfect but at least Beane cared about what he was doing, unlike that ONE person I know. CINDERELLA would've been more amazing if Rodgers and Hammerstein brought the show to Broadway instead of doing it for television; can you imagine what Hammerstein himself would've done for the book?

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