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BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- CINDERELLA's Douglas Carter Beane on How He Uses His Five Tony Buttons

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Douglas Carter Beane, a nominee for Best Book of a Musical for Cinderella. Check out what he had to say below!

Beane currently has two shows on Broadway - a new book for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and a new play The Nance starring Nathan Lane and directed by Jack O'Brien. MUSICALS: Lysistrata Jones (Tony Nom, best book), Sister Act (Tony Nom, best book) and Xanadu (Tony Nom, Best Book, Drama Desk Best Book, Outer Critics Circle Best Musical); PLAYS: The Little Dog Laughed (Tony Nom, Olivier Nom, GLAAD Media Best Play), As Bees In Honey Drown (Outer Critics Circle), Mr. & Mrs. Fitch (starring John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle), Music From A Sparkling Planet, The Country Club, Advice From A Caterpillar, The Cartells; REVUES: White Lies, Mondo Drama; SCREENPLAYS: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, Advice From A Caterpillar. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Drama Dept 1994-2006, 2 Lortels, 2 Obies; HONORS: Lortel Playwrights Sidewalk, Ovation Visionary Playwright Award; LIFE: Partner Lewis Flinn, son Cooper, daughter Gaby.

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S 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.

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