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RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA

 Paige Faure (Bullets Over Broadway) will step into
the glass slippers on Broadway June 13
before launching the musical's national tour

Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel will star as
Cinderella’s wicked Stepmother on Broadway starting June 30 

New block of tickets on sale Monday, May 26 through January 3, 2014.

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Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced that Paige Faure, now appearing in Bullets Over Broadway, will be Broadway's new CINDERELLA starting June 13.  Faure will also lead the national tour of the hit, Tony Award-winning musical when it begins performances October 10 in Providence, RI.   Ms. Faure assumes the role following the 4-month limited engagement of Carly Rae Jepsen, which concludes June 8.

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Saturday, 11 February 2012 10:58

MEMPHIS Welcomes Back Nancy Opel as "Mama"

2010 TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL

Memphis

WELCOMES BACK
NANCY OPEL
 AS “MAMA”

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The 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced today that Nancy Opel will return to the company as “Mama.”  Opel will begin performances on Tuesday, February 14th.  Current “Mama” Cass Morgan will play her final performance on Sunday, February 12th.  Opel returns from a leave of absence where she appeared in David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s The Toxic Avenger at The Alley Theater in Houston, TX. 

2010 TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL

MEMPHIS

 

WELCOMES NANCY OPEL AS “MAMA”
AND CURRENT CAST MEMBER
JOHN JELLISON AS “MR. SIMMONS”

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The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced today that Nancy Opel has joined the cast of MEMPHIS as “Mama.”  Opel will begin performances on Tuesday, March 15th.  Along with Opel, current cast member John Jellison will take over the role of “Mr. Simmons,” also beginning performances on Tuesday, March 15th.  Cass Morgan and Michael McGrath will play their final performances on Sunday, March 13th.

NANCY OPEL (Mama): Recent :  Paradise Found  (London), The Toxic Avenger  (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics, Lortel noms), The Drowsy Chaperone (National Tour), Gypsy (w/Patti Lupone/ Arthur Laurents, City Center), My Deah (Obie Award).  Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown (Tony nom.), Triumph of Love, Anything Goes, Sunday in the Park with George, Evita,  others.  Off Broadway: Polish Joke (Drama Desk, Lortel noms), Mere Mortals, All in the Timing, others.  TV: “The Big C.” all L&O’s, others. Singing/acting coach, www.nancyopel.com.

JOHN JELLISON (Mr. Simmons): Broadway: Phantom Of The Opera, All Shook Up, Caroline Or Change, Oklahoma! Putting It Together, On The Town, The Capeman, Titanic, Crazy For You, Mastergate, Me And My Girl, Sunday In The Park With George,  Nick And Nora, Wind In The Willows,  Baby, Zalmen Or The Madness Of God  and Sweet Bird Of Youth.  Off-Broadway: original Assassins, A New Brain, The Waves, Lennon ,  Deathbed,  Asylum ….TV : some soaps and Law and Order(s). Family: Claudine and Matthew.

MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball) fell in love with everything he shouldn’t:  rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover).  MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.

Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). MEMPHIS won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Montego Glover), Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and Outstanding Orchestration (David Bryan and Daryl Waters).  MEMPHIS has also won four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro), Outstanding Actress (Montego Glover) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo).

MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member/keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Tony-winner Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical’s book. MEMPHIS is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner With Andre), with direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

Tickets range from $41.50 to $131.50 (including a $1.50 facility fee). The performance schedule is as follows:  Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm, and Sundays at 3pm.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.Telecharge.com or call 212.239.6200.

For more information visit www.MemphisTheMusical.com