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BWW Flashback: The Ball is Over- CINDERELLA Closes on Broadway Today

Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) - is one of many shows to take its final Broadway bow this weekend, following a triumphant 2-year run. The show will have played 41 preview and 770 regular performances. Below, Broadway salutes the musical with a special flashback of the show's road to Broadway!

Cinderella has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw. Josh Rhodes is choreographer. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase. Orchestrations are by Danny Troob. Constantine Kitsopoulos is currently music director and conductor. Casting for CINDERELLA for Broadway and the national tour is by Cindy Tolan and Adam Caldwell.

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, the Cinderella 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.


In January 2012, it was announced that Mark Brokaw would direct a revival of CINDERELLA on Broadway in the following season:

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana

Cast performs pre-opening at the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:

Cast meets the press:

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway'

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Laura Osnes

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Producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman & Stephen Kocis

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The Creative Team

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Greg Hildreth, Marla Mindelle, Ann Harada, Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark, Harriet Harris, Peter Bartlett & Phumzile Sojola

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Ensemble Cast

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Harriet Harris, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes & Victoria Clark

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Harriet Harris, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes & Victoria Clark

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Harriet Harris, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark & Laura Osnes

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Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana with ensemble

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Victoria Clark & Laura Osnes

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Victoria Clark & Laura Osnes

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Laura Osnes

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Laura Osnes

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Laura Osnes

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Santino Fontana

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Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

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Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

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Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

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Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

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Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana

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Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana & Ensemble

First look at the cast onstage:

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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Laura Osnes

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Ann Harada and the Female Ensemble

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Laura Osnes

Laura Osnes and Victoria Clark

Inside opening night:


Victoria Clark


Santino Fontana


Santino Fontana


Laura Osnes


Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana


Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana


Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana


Laura Osnes


Laura Osnes


Laura Osnes


Laura Osnes


Laura Osnes


Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Harriet Harris, Ann Harada & Company


Laura Osnes


Marla Miindelle, Victoria Clark, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Harriet Harris & Company

Company chats with Richard Ridge:

Fran Drescher and Carly Rae Jepsen join the cast:

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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Joe Carroll and COmpany

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Todd Buonopane as Jean-Michel

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Fran Drescher as Madame

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Peter Bartlett and Fran Drescher

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Stephanie Gibson, Fran Drescher and Ann Harada

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Victoria Clark

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Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella

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Joe Carroll and Carly Rae Jepsen

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Carly Rae Jepsen and Joe Carroll

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Joe Carroll and Carly Rae Jepsen

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Joe Carroll and Carly Rae Jepsen

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Fran Drescher, Carly Rae Jepsen, Stephanie Gibson and Ann Harada

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Carly Rae Jepsen, Fran Drescher, Stephanie Gibson and Ann Harada

Nancy Opel & Paige Faure join the cast:

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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Paige Faure and Joe Carroll

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Paige Faure and cast

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Nancy Opel

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Paige Faure and Joe Carroll

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Paige Faure and Joe Carroll

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Nancy Opel, Paige Faure, Ann Harada, Stephanie Gibson

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Victoria Clark and Paige Faure

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Andy MiIls, Victoria Clark and Paige Faure

Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd join the cast:

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer

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Sherri Shepherd

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Sherri Shepherd

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Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd

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Joe Carroll, Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer, Joe Carroll

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Keke Palmer, Joe Carroll

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Joe Carroll, Keke Palmer

NeNe Leakes joins the cast:

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NeNe Leakes

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NeNe Leakes

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NeNe Leakes

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NeNe Leakes, Keke Palmer, Ann Harada, Stephanie Gibson

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Keke Palmer, NeNe Leakes, Stephanie Gibson, Ann Harada

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Keke Palmer, NeNe Leakes, Stephanie Gibson, Ann Harada


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