The producers have also announced that Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel will play Cinderella’s wicked Stepmother, Madame on Broadway, starting Monday, June 30, following Fran Drescher's 5-month limited engagement, which concludes June 29. Both Faure and Opel will star on Broadway through September 7.
Paige Faure is currently appearing in Woody Allen's musical-comedy Bullets Over Broadway, directed by Susan Stroman (u/s Ellen). Paige previously appeared on Broadway in Cinderella and in the original revival company of How to Succeed in Business... featuring Daniel Radcliffe (Hedy La Rue, repl.) She has toured nationally with A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Little Women and Aida. Regional roles include Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone featuring Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel at the North Carolina Theater, Sally in Cabaret at MGR, and one of Tony's Showgirls in Honeymoon in Vegas at Papermill Playhouse.
Nancy Opel most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical Memphis. She received Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics and Lortel nominations for her role in The Toxic Avenger, written by Memphis creators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan. Other Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown (Tony Nomination, Best Actress), Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes, Triumph of Love, Evita andothers. She appeared Off Broadway most notably in works by playwright David Ives. Nancy received Drama Desk, Lortel nominations for Polish Joke and she won an Obie Award for John Epperson's My Deah. She attended The University of Kansas and The Juilliard School.
Now in its second year on Broadway and having recently celebrated its 500th performance, CINDERELLA continues to play to large and enthusiastic audiences at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) with a new block of tickets available starting Monday, May 26 through January 3, 2015.
Currently appearing in CINDERELLA are the Grammy-nominated recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Fran Drescher as Madame, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher's mentor and Lord Chancellor, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton.
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 music director and conductor.
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.
This spring, CINDERELLA added Thursday matinees to its schedule, joining two other Broadway shows – MAMMA MIA! and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – in a new initiative that offers alternative curtain times to theatergoers.
CINDERELLA performs Tuesdays at 7 pm; Wednesdays at 2 pm; Thursdays at 2 pm and 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 2 and 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.
CINDERELLA will have an adjusted performance schedule for July 4th week:
Monday, June 30 7:00PM Nancy Opel Begins Performances
Tuesday, July 1 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 2 2:00 PM
Thursday July 3 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Friday, July 4 DARK
Saturday, July 5 2:00 PM & 8:00PM
Sunday, July 6 3:00 PM
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will launch its national tour starring Paige Faure at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on October 10, 2014.
The current tour schedule is as follows:
Providence, RI (Providence PAC) October 10-18, 2014
Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay PAC) October 21-26, 2014
Miami, FL (Arsht Center) October 28-November 2, 2014
Charlotte, NC (The Belk) November 4-9, 2014
West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center) November 11-16, 2014
Durham, NC (Durham PAC) November 18-23, 2014
Philadelphia, PA (Academy of Music) November 25-30, 2014
Buffalo, NY (Shea’s PAC) December 2-7, 2014
Rochester, NY (Auditorium Theatre) December 9-14, 2014
Chicago, IL (Cadillac Palace) December 16, 2014-January 4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH (The Aranoff) January 6-18, 2015
St. Louis, MO (The Fabulous Fox) January 20-February 1, 2015
Denver, CO (The Buell) February 3-15, 2015
Portland, OR (Keller Auditorium) February 17-22, 2015
Seattle, WA (The Paramount) February 24-March 1, 2015
Tempe, AZ (ASU Gammage) March 10-15, 2015
Los Angeles, CA (The Ahmanson) March 17-April 26, 2015
Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center) April 28-May 3, 2015
San Diego, CA (Civic Center) May 5-10, 2015
Sacramento, CA (Community Center Theatre) May 12-17, 2015
Houston, TX (Hobby Center) May 26-June 7, 2015
Des Moines, IA (Des Moines Civic Center) July 14-19, 2015
Cleveland, OH (The Palace) July 21-August 2, 2015
Greenville, SC (Peace Center) August 4-9, 2015
Additional cities will be announced at a later date.
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/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and is produced in association with Center Theatre Group. Charles Salameno is associate producer.
Tickets to RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA are on sale through Telecharge and can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com. Tickets are also on sale at the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street).
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