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Donate a Dress to Benefit 'Prom'iere During CINDERELLA at The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 'Prom'iere 2017, and the company of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA are pleased to announce that February 7 through February 12, donations of gowns, tuxes, costume jewelry and accessories for young women and young men who might otherwise stay home from prom because they can't afford formal wear will be accepted in The Playhouse lobby during box office hours.

BWW Connecticut: TOP PICKS February
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 31, 2017

What's coming up this month in Connecticut theater.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Waltz Into the Palace Theater This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Palace Theater in Waterbury February 24 - 26 for four performances, including two matinees.

Donate a Dress to Benefit 'Prom'iere During CINDERELLA at The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 'Prom'iere 2017, and the company of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA are pleased to announce that February 7 through February 12, donations of gowns, tuxes, costume jewelry and accessories for young women and young men who might otherwise stay home from prom because they can't afford formal wear will be accepted in The Playhouse lobby during box office hours.

BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA is Magical Family Fun
by Frank Benge - Dec 7, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is a 2013 Tony Award winning stage adaptation of the 1957 musical for television starring Julie Andrews, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The new book by Douglas Carter Beane is based partly on Hammerstein's original 1957 book. The piece was remade twice for television, once in 1965 and again in 1997, and was adapted for the stage in various versions prior to the 2013 Broadway adaptation. The 2013 score features several Rodgers and Hammerstein songs that weren't in any previous version, including one trunk song originally written for, but eventually cut from, South Pacific. The new songs include 'Me, Who Am I?', 'Now Is the Time', 'The Pursuit', 'Loneliness of Evening' and 'There's Music in You'.

BWW Review: CINDERELLA Slips Into New Shoes Full of Possibility at the Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 24, 2016

Once upon a time in 1957 there was a helpless young damsel who toiled tirelessly in rags while her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters forced her into a life of servitude. One day, however, her Prince Charming swept her off her feet and she lived happily ever after, all with the help of a fairy godmother and a glass slipper left behind. Fast forward. It's now 2016 and gone are the days when a meek would-be princess sits around waiting for her prince to come, let alone even thinking about leaving a Venetian glass slipper behind.

BWW Interview: Leslie Jackson of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Nov 23, 2016

With ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA playing to sold-out audiences on their current North American Tour, it's no wonder so many have been singing the praises of the fantastic cast who is working hard to entertain. As the tour continues, it will soon be making a stop in Austin, Texas to thrill theater goers at Bass Concert Hall. Leslie Jackson currently plays the role of Marie and is excited to return to the state of Texas where she was raised to perform in this iconic musical that has been loved by so many. BWW caught up with Leslie as she continues to enjoy the part and share her talents with so many.

BWW Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA at the Hippodrome
by Tina Collins - Nov 3, 2016

It's a lovely, lovely night at the Hippodrome with Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - I'm Back!
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - Oct 17, 2016

Hello Broadway World! I'm am finally back for another blog after a long summer of theatre withdrawals. I have been so busy since the beginning of school, with college applications, homework, and just senior year in general. However, now that the applications are in, and my Broadway series tickets have begun, I went and saw Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella Saturday night. It was the national touring cast, and the roles were casted perfectly. It encompassed the spirit of the original Cinderella story while also adding in some comic relief. Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes shined as Cinderella and Prince Topher. It was very interesting to see that Rodger and Hammerstein decided to have one of the step sisters,Gabrielle played by Mimi Robinson, become Cinderella's friends rather than having them both be against her. Although that was the case, the other step sister, Charlotte played by Joanna Johnson, stole the show with her comedy and her Stepsister's Lament. Chris Woods also had the audience's attention with his great performance as Jean-Michel. The Fairy Godmother, Leslie Jackson, had a beautiful voice, which was showcased in "There's Music In You". The dancers were the highlight of the show for me. The choreography and the costumes took the show to a whole new level and made the props and scenery come to life. At some points I found myself watching the dancers more than the actual story because they had been trained so well. I had been in a school production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella and it is interesting to see the huge differences between the actual Broadway musical script and the teen version. Also, there is nothing like going to a show at night. You can feel the excitement throughout the lobby and in the audience. Everybody is dressed up and ready to see the show. That's the magic of theatre.

BWW TV: Attend the Ball with Highlights from the New CINDERELLA Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2016

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA welcomes Tatyana Lubov, stepping into the glass slippers in the title role of Cinderella, and Hayden Stanes plays the role of Prince Topher, Cinderella's dashing love interest. Click below to watch highlights of the new touring company onstage!

Photo Flash: The Shoe Fits! First Look at Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes in CINDERELLA on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA welcomes Tatyana Lubov, stepping into the glass slippers in the title role of Cinderella, and Hayden Stanes plays the role of Prince Topher, Cinderella's dashing love interest. BroadwayWorld has an enchanting first look at the new touring company in action below!

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Sweeps Madison
by Scott Rawson - Oct 5, 2016

There is a plethora of young girls in frilly dresses and tiaras here. They laugh and run. They giggle and blush. They are joyful and their parents beam with pride. There are also many tween and young teen females wandering around. They are in notably LESS frilly dresses, yet they too, giggle and blush This is Cinderella.

National Tour of CINDERELLA Announces Casting for The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Work Light Productions, producer of the Tony® Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, is pleased to announce casting for the national tour coming to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, December 13 to 25, 2016.

Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes Waltz Into CINDERELLA on Tour, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Work Light Productions, producer of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, has just announced casting for the national tour launching in September 2016.

CINDERELLA National Tour Waltzes Into Previews in South Carolina Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Work Light Productions, producer of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, celebrates the show's national tour, launching tonight in South Carolina.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Finds Cast; Comes to Marcus Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Work Light Productions, producer of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, has announced casting for the national tour launching in September 2016.

Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes Waltz Into CINDERELLA on Tour, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Work Light Productions, producer of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, celebrates the official opening of the national tour tonight, September 27.

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - May 26, 2016

Walking into the Music Hall at Fair Park Tuesday night, I was extremely eager to enjoy Ahrens and Flaherty's lavish, Tony Award-winning score in the tour of RAGTIME. Together with Terrence McNally's dynamic script, RAGTIME is celebrated as perhaps one of the greatest book musicals of the past two decades. Unfortunately, in spite of all of its inherent strengths, technical troubles plagued the tour's opening night performance. I left the theatre completely disappointed.

World-Renowned Artists Celebrates Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday at Keep Memory Alive Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

For the first time ever, Keep Memory Alive's 20th annual Power of Love gala will highlight artists from multiple mediums as an extensive array of painters, sculptors, and more join honoree and fellow artist, Tony Bennett, in celebration of his 90th birthday tonight, May 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

BWW Review: Hershey Theatre RAGTIME is All Too Timely
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 28, 2016

The rich versus the working class. Immigrant crises. Police clashing with rioting African-Americans. Women discovering their independence. Celebrities in your face. Is it 2016 or 1916, and how do you know?

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