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RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Announces National Tour

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National Tour A Perfect Fit
For 2014-15 Season

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(May 8, 2013) - The producers of the 2013 Tony Award® nominated Best Revival of a Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA are pleased to announce a National Tour for the 2014-15 season.   

"We are thrilled to be taking CINDERELLA on the road," said producer Robyn Goodman.  "It's exciting to have the romance and humor of our show embraced by audiences, and also to be recognized with so many awards nominations.  We look forward to sharing the magic of CINDERELLA with audiences throughout the country." 

CINDERELLA earned nine Tony Award® nominations including: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Musical.  CINDERELLA also recently received eight Outer Critics Circle Award nominations including: Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Lighting Design and five Drama Desk nods including Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Orchestrations, and Outstanding Costume Design.   

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of CINDERELLA by Ghostlight Records was released digitally on May 7, with the CD due in stores on June 4.

CINDERELLA features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane with the original book by Oscar Hammerstein II.  The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw with choreography by Josh Rhodes.   Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements by David Chase.   Orchestrations by Danny Troob.  Andy Einhorn is the music director and conductor. 

Mr. Beane's book for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN's CINDERELLA offers a new romantic twist on the ultimate makeover story of a maid-turned-princess, mixing fresh comedy and wit with the beloved tale's classic elements -- the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more.    In addition to musical numbers from the original score -- including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" -- this CINDERELLA  also includes songs from the Rodgers + Hammerstein "trunk ." 

CINDERELLA is produced by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and is produced in association with Center Theatre Group. Charles Salameno is associate producer.

Broadway tickets to RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA are available through Telecharge and can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.  Tickets are also on sale at the Broadway Theater box office (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street).

For more information please visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com

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"PURE MAGIC!  A charming, witty and relevant take on the classic story, with TOP-NOTCH SINGING,SUMPTUOUS SONGS and a FIRST-RATE CAST!"

̶ Associated Press

"A BIG SUMPTUOUS MUSICAL that will bring back a tad of what Broadway has forgotten about. Head back to your childhood and go see this GLORIOUS CINDERELLA. Everything about this show is fabulous. I loved it, you will love it, and the kids will love it!"

̶̶ WOR Radio

"The score remains nothing less than HEART-STOPPING.  It delivers a wallop of a kind unique to Richard Rodgers's indelible melodies.  From 'In My Own Little Corner' to the jaunty and exciting 'Impossible' to the gorgeous love ballad 'Ten Minutes Ago' and the hilarious 'Stepsister's Lament', the songs are all as GLORIOUS as you remember them."

̶̶ The Weekly Standard

"The ultimate and most enduring of makeover shows is back in town, and this CINDERELLA is no passive damsel waiting for a rescuing knight.  She takes charge of her destiny."

̶̶ The New York Times

"EYE-POPPINGLY OPULENT enough to wow any six-year-old at heart!"

-- The New Yorker

"RESPLENDENT with A RADIANT SCORE!"

-- The Wall Street Journal

"This wised-up, wit-spackled CINDERELLA is as solidly entertaining as they come, featuring ONE OF BROADWAY'S FINEST ENSEMBLES and what might be its couple of the year. Cinderella and her Prince have been reborn!"

̶ New York Magazine

"THRILLING! Never underestimate the power of a ball gown and glass slippers!"

̶ Entertainment Weekly

"A delightful Broadway extravaganza CHOCK-FULL OF VISUAL SPECTACLE, elaborate dance numbers, eye-catching scenery, dazzling costumes and A MARVELOUS RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN SCORE."

̶ The Record

"CINDERELLA sparkles! This CLEVER and WITTY production should WOW fairytale fans."

̶ Variety

"Love blossoms not just between the lead characters, but also between the audience and the actors."

-- The New York Observer

"LAVISH FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT! Hop the pumpkin carriage and enjoy the ride!"

̶ Time Out New York

"CINDERELLA casts a MAGICAL spell on kids and adults alike.  Everyone's having a ball!"

̶ NY1

"AN ABSOLUTE JOY!"

̶ Financial Times