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RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Due From Ghostlight Records - Digital Release on May 7, in stores Jun 4

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S
CINDERELLA

ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING  

MUSIC BY RICHARD RODGERS 

LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II  

NEW BOOK BY DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE 

ORIGINAL BOOK BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II 

DIGITAL RELEASE ON MAY 7 – DISC IN STORES JUNE 4

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New York, NY (4/8/13) – Ghostlight Records will present the Original Broadway Cast Recording of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA with a digital release on May 7 and the CD in stores on June 4. The hit Broadway premiere of the beloved romantic musical – currently running at the Broadway Theater – has been hailed as “Pure Magic” by the Associated Press, “Resplendent with a radiant score” by the Wall Street Journal, and “A dazzling delight that will charm theatergoers of all ages” by USA Today. 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. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David ChaseAndy Einhorn is music director and conductor. To pre-order album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/cinderella.html.

Along with the songs that fans of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA know – “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “Ten Minutes Ago” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” – the recording presents seamlessly-integrated Rodgers and Hammerstein musical material from other projects, including “Me, Who Am I?,” “Now Is The Time,” and a song heard in the 1997 Whitney Houston adaptation, “There’s Music In You.”

This definitive recording – featuring a 29 member cast and a 20 piece orchestra – includes a full color booklet, a plot synopsis by Douglas Carter Beane and an essay about the rich history of the score by Ted Chapin, President and Executive Director of the Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company. David Lai, David Caddick, David Chase and Bruce Pomahac produced the album with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer.

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, one of their most popular titles, was written for television, debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. The musical has never been performed on Broadway, although stage adaptations have been performed worldwide since 1958. Along with CINDERELLA, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s legendary musicals include Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King And I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music.

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.

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S 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.

Leading the cast of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA are Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince, along with Tony winner Victoria Clark as the fairy godmother Marie, Tony winner Harriet Harris as Madame, Cinderella’s stepmother; Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte; Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle; Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher’s mentor and Lord Chancellor, Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. Jill Abramovitz, Kristine Bendul, Drew Franklin, Heidi Giberson, Stephanie Gibson, Shonica Gooden, Kendal Hartse, Robert Hartwell, Laura Irion, Adam Jepsen, Andy Jones, Andy Mills, Linda Mugleston, Alessa Neeck, Peter Nelson, Nick Spangler, Kirstin Tucker, Cody Williams, Branch Woodman and Kevin Worley complete the cast.

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA has production design by a team with numerous Tony Awards and nominations to their credit: Scenic Design by Anna Louizos (Tony nominee In The Heights, High Fidelity; also Avenue Q, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas); Costume Design by William Ivey Long (5-time Tony winner for Hairspray, The Producers, Grey Gardens, Crazy For You, Nine); Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner (Tony winner The Coast Of Utopia; also Wicked, Hairspray, Other Desert Cities); Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg (The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess, La Boheme; Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo, Hair, In The Heights).

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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TRACK LISTING

ACT 1

1. Overture
2. Prologue
3. “Me,Who Am I?”
4. “In My Own Little Corner”
5. “The Prince Is Giving a Ball”/“Now Is The Time”
6. “In My Own Little Corner” (Reprise)
7. “Impossible”
8. Transformations
9. “It’s Possible
10. “Ten Minutes Ago”
11. “Cinderella Waltz”
12. “Ten Minutes Ago” (Reprise) 

ACT 2 

13. “Stepsister’s Lament”
14. The Pursuit
15. “He Was Tall”
16. “When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight”
17. “A Lovely Night”
18. “A Lovely Night” (Reprise)
19. “Loneliness of Evening”
20. Announcing The Banquet
21. “There’s Music in You”
22. “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”
23. The Shoe Fits
24. The Proposal
25. The Wedding: “There’s Music In You”
26. Exit music: “Cinderella March” 

ABOUT SH-K-BOOM & GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS

Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 130 records in the last 12 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s biggest stars.  Ghostlight recently won the Grammy Award for The Book of Mormon, and released the OBCR of Newsies, the premiere recording of Carrie, the new Grammy-nominated cast recording of Anything Goes, plus the OCRs Catch Me If You Can, Sister Act and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, as well as solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest stars: Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. Other titles on Ghostlight including the Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, plus Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. www.sh-k-boom.com.