Charles Salameno News

CINDERELLA to End on Broadway This Winter; NeNe Leakes Joins the Cast Before Closing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) -- Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis -- announce that the actress and reality television sensation NeNe Leakes (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA) will be the newest star to join the cast, startingNovember 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

It's Possible! Judy Kaye Will Join CINDERELLA Cast as 'Fairy Godmother'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will join the cast as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - alongside the previously announced Keke Palmer as Cinderella and Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. (more...)

Keke Palmer on Becoming Broadway's CINDERELLA: 'I Can't Believe It's Really Happening'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Keke Palmer spoke from her home in LA about her upcoming role. (more...)

Keke Palmer Will Make Broadway Debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that actress, talk show host and recording artist Keke Palmer will make her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role on September 9, 2014, thus making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Actors Equity honored CINDERELLA with their award "Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway" in 2013. (more...)

Fran Drescher Extends Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated star Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') will extend her engagement an additional three weeks until June 29 in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Broadway, it has been announced by the Tony Award-winning musical's producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. Ms. Drescher - making her Broadway debut this season as Cinderella's wicked stepmother - joined the production in February and, while an extension through June 8 was previously announced, it has been determined anew that Ms. Drescher will remain with the CINDERELLA company through June 29. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen Set to Visit GMA on 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 20, multi-platinum pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen will visit ABC's Good Morning America to talk about stepping into the famed glass slippers as she prepares to make her Broadway debut in the title role of CINDERELLA on Broadway. As part of the segment, Ms. Jepsen will give GMA an exclusive behind the scenes look at CINDERELLA, about to begin its 2nd year at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Jepsen will make her Broadway debut on February 4 along side film and television star Fran Drescher, who begins that date in the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

CINDERELLA to Launch National Tour in 2014; Chicago Run Begins December 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Broadway In Chicago just announced that RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony AwardŽ-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from December 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen to Replace Laura Osnes in Broadway's CINDERELLA
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2013

Producers have tapped 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen to replace Tony nominee Laura Osnes in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing on Broadway. Jepsen will step into the role on Feb. 4 for a limited 12-week run. (more...)

Fran Drescher to Make Broadway Debut as 'Madame' in CINDERELLA in February; Harriet Harris to Depart on 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The producers of Cinderella announced today that television and film star Fran Drescher will make her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame, beginning performances on February 4th for a 10-week run through April 13 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Ms. Drescher takes over the role created by Harriet Harris, who concludes her acclaimed year-long run in the musical to return to her home in California. (more...)

Megan Hilty Set for BROADWAY LIVE's Second Episode
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Futureleap Media is breaking all the rules. With their latest enterprise, Broadway Live, they are bringing a live Broadway concert performance from the theatre to an online audience. The Living Social sponsored event is being executive produced by Charles Salameno (Executive Producer of Cinderella, Pippin and Trip to Bountiful). Tony Award-winning Producer Nelle Nugent and Sharon Carr are consulting on the project. The show will announced in the near future. (more...)

SING ALONG with Alice Ripley & Heidi Blickenstaff to be Screened in L.A. this Week
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

'Sing Along,' the short film musical starring an all-Broadway cast, will have a three-day theatrical run in Los Angeles this week. The movie was filmed in New York City in October 2012 and had its East Coast premiere in April of this year. (more...)

CINDERELLA and KINKY BOOTS Performances to Benefit Actors Fund
by Arielle Ozery - Sep 11, 2013

The Actors Fund have been hosting special performances that have been 'thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre'. According to The Fund, what makes a special performance so special is that the Broadway companies happily give their time, talent, and an extra performance to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Rebecca Luker to Replace Victoria Clark in CINDERELLA September 6 thru January 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

The producers of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA have announced that three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast on Broadway as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, Marie, starting September 6 through January 19, 2014. Ms. Luker takes over the role from Victoria Clark, who will leave CINDERELLA temporarily for a new project (to be announced), returning to the musical on January 21. (more...)

Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat & More Set for THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Talkback on 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, will host a special free talkback following the performance on Wednesday evening, August 14th. Focusing on the creative process of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, this one-night only event will feature stars VANESSA WILLIAMS, CUBA GOODING JR, TOM WOPAT and ADEPERO ODUYE and will be moderated by writer and critic, CARYN JAMES. All ticket holders for the evening performance on August 14th are invited to stay for the talkback. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL talkback series kicked off last week with a panel featuring Betty Buckley, Ellen Burstyn, and Hallie Foote as they discussed the appeal and challenges of appearing in a Horton Foote play. (more...)

Adepero Oduye Boards THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Cast as 'Thelma'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

ADEPERO ODUYE will assume the role of Thelma in the critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, on Tuesday, July 16th. Oduye is best known for her acclaimed breakout role in Dee Ree's Sundance film, Pariah, and for her performance opposite Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad in the Lifetime Television movie, Steel Magnolias. Condola Rashad, who also co-starred with Oduye in Steel Magnolias, played her final performance as Thelma on Sunday, July 14. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Launches Wine Wednesdays and Go Green Thursdays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, is kicking off two summer ticket promotions every Wednesdayand Thursday throughout the summer. (more...)

CINDERELLA's William Ivey Long Wins Best Costume Design, Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2013

William Ivey Long has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN's CINDERELLA. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Announce 2013 TONY AWARD Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2013

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS were announced today by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement. (more...)

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Cast Album Released in Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

Ghostlight Records announces that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella CD hits stores today, June 4. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for WNBC-TV's NEW YORK LIVE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

CINDERELLA -- the Rodgers + Hammerstein musical now at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) -- played its 100th performance on Wednesday evening, May 29. The cast celebrated with a cake from Carlo's Bakery, home of TV's 'Cake Boss.' The musical began previews on January 25 and had its official opening night on March 3. Written for CBS-TV in 1957, this production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA marks the musical's first-eve Broadway production, now in its 5th month of performances. The Friday, May 31st broadcast of WNBC-TV/Channel 4's program 'New York Live' seen weekdays at 12:30 p.m. will feature a backstage interview with CINDERELLA stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. (more...)

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