CINDERELLA stars set: Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes

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Very excited about Osnes as Cinderella :)
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YAY!!!!! I love it!!!
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Perfect casting! Osnes was able to find depth in Hope, one of the most underwritten roles in musical theatre, so I assume her Cinderella will be delightful. Fontana is an unexpected, inspired choice!
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We already knew about Osnes, but Fontana seems like a choice from so far out in left field. Hmm.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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since this never played Broadway, will it be considered a new musical or a revival??
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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YANKED again...
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Santino Fontana? Really?
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It's a revival.
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Good for her!
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I'm interested in hearing why it is considered a revival.
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This show never played in a Broadway theater how could it be considered a revival?
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I love this casting :) she sounds like she's going to be a great fit as Cinderella & while Santino wouldn't be the first name to pop into my head I'm intrigued to see them together, especially if it sounds like Douglas Carter Beane is going to be revising the script.
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Phyllis, what happened to your message?
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The age and frequency of the material on stage will surely render it a revival. Wikipedia has an extensive listing of all the stage productions including several engagements at New York City Opera and several national tours.

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Carlos, I was using a bad example and couldn't find another one.
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Thanks MB, very interesting.
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It'll be interesting to see if it's a revival or not. It has a massively rewritten book, with a lot of R & H songs not originally written for the TV Cinderella. It's a similar situation to On A Clear Day.
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let's hope it has better staying power than "On a Clear Day" did! are they looking to take it out of town first or straight to broadway next season?
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Laura Osnes gets so much work.
"It’s the fractured quality in [Bernadette Peters'] singing voice and line readings that puts across the character as someone for whom resentment is sliding into madness." - NYtimes on Follies (2011).
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Is that a bad thing?
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Not at all. I feel happy for her, especially considering she came from a reality-TV show, which have a bit of a stigma.
"It’s the fractured quality in [Bernadette Peters'] singing voice and line readings that puts across the character as someone for whom resentment is sliding into madness." - NYtimes on Follies (2011).
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Definitely! What an incredible career she has made in such a relatively short time.
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This is exciting news. Can't wait to hear her rendition of "My own little corner"
I would also consider the 2000 tour with kitt/montalbon and siggler close to a broadway production as possible.
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