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The story is derived from the fairy tale Cinderella , particularly the French version Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre , by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother. She dreams of a better life, and with the help of her Fairy Godmother , Cinderella is transformed into an elegant young lady and is able to attend the ball to meet her Prince.
In this version, however, she opens the Prince's eyes to the injustice in his kingdom. Rodgers and Hammerstein originally wrote the songs for a television broadcast starring Julie Andrews , and it was remade twice for television and adapted for the stage in various versions prior to the Broadway production.
The adaptation was the first version of Cinderella with the Rodgers and Hammerstein score mounted on Broadway. The new book by Beane introduces several new characters and a sympathetic stepsister, and the score features several additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs.
The production originally starred Laura Osnes in the title role and Santino Fontana as the Prince and ran for performances. US national tours followed. After the musical's success in its initial broadcast and as a stage production, and since the original TV version had not been filmed for rebroadcast, CBS mounted another production in with a new script that hewed closer to the traditional tale, and nearly all of the original songs.
Freedman and directed by Robert Iscove , was choreographed by Rob Marshall. Several songs were added. In Douglas Carter Beane 's version of the story, Cinderella opens Prince Topher's eyes to the injustice in the kingdom.
The Prince's parents have died, leaving the kingdom in the hands of a villainous prime minister, who has been the Prince's mentor and has duped his young charge into approving oppressive legislation. The score includes the best-known songs from the original version and features four songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue, including "Now Is the Time", cut from South Pacific.
The musical's first Broadway production began previews on January 25, and opened on March 3, at The Broadway Theatre. Rebecca Luker replaced Clark from September to January The production closed on January 3, , after 41 previews and regular performances.
It was directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. A young woman named Ella lives with her stepmother and stepsisters, who treat her like a servant girl ever since the death of her late father.
Because she sits by the fireplace and is dirty from the cinders, they call her "Cinderella". Ella dreams of a better life "Prologue". The prince of the kingdom is named Topher short for Christopher ; his parents have died, and he is advised by Lord Chancellor Sebastian.
Though an expert at slaying dragons, griffins, gargoyles and giants, he feels uncertain about how he will rule as king when the time comes "Me, Who Am I? Prince Topher and Ella meet as he is on his way to the palace. She offers him a drink of water, and they share a moment before he departs. Ella then speaks with two of her friends: Jean-Michel, an erstwhile revolutionary, and Crazy Marie, a woman who lives at the edge of the forest and gathers what others throw away.
Soon arrive Ella's stepmother Madame and stepsisters, the demanding Charlotte and the meek Gabrielle. In the palace, Sebastian and his henchman, Lord Pinkleton, persuade the Prince it is time for a Royal Wedding; a big ball will be held to find the bride.
Madame's cottage is a whirl of activity as the stepmother and stepsisters prepare for the ball. They leave Ella behind, but Jean-Michel arrives to argue that Prince Topher needs to know more about the people of his kingdom. He teases Ella that she should put on a pretty gown and tell Topher that times are about to change.
Marie reveals herself to be Ella's Fairy Godmother and transforms a pumpkin and animals into a carriage with a footman and a driver; she turns Ella's rags into a beautiful gown "Impossible".
She sends Ella to the ball with one caveat — the magic will expire at the stroke of midnight "It's Possible". The ball features magnificent dancing "Gavotte".
Ella enters in her white ballgown, but no one recognizes her. Too soon, the clock begins to strike midnight. Ella had just enough time to tell the Prince that all is not well in his domain.
She races down the stairs and trips, losing a shoe, but she quickly retrieves it and dashes off. The Prince is determined to find the mysterious woman who spoke so honestly about the kingdom. The women of the court, led by stepsister Charlotte, bemoan that the Prince had not chosen any of them to be his love "Stepsister's Lament". A wild chase ensues, and the prince and his guards search high and low; they almost catch Ella "The Pursuit". Once again dressed in rags, Ella returns to the cottage and remembers how wonderful the Prince was "He was Tall".
Madame, Charlotte and Gabrielle soon return in state of dejection. Ella tells them what she "imagines" the night at the palace must have been like "When You're Driving Through the Moonlight" , including dancing with the Prince "A Lovely Night". Madame and her daughters and stepdaughter have a moment of shared emotion, for once. Soon, shy Gabrielle and Ella are left alone, and Gabrielle realizes that Ella was the woman at the ball.
Gabrielle reveals herself to be not only an ally, but also in love with Jean-Michel, the firebrand. They vow to keep their secrets "A Lovely Night" reprise.
Prince Topher continues his search "Loneliness of Evening" , gradually realizing that Sebastian had been leading him down the wrong path. Topher decides to hold a second event to find the woman of truth. The night of the banquet arrives, and Gabrielle gives Ella her dress to attend the feast.
Jean-Michel arrives at the house and confesses his love to Gabrielle. However, Madame catches them and also sees Ella in Gabrielle's dress. She tears the gown to shreds and kicks Gabrielle and Jean-Michel out of the house, telling them never to return. Madame then takes Charlotte to the banquet. In the nick of time, the Fairy Godmother produces perfect attire and helps Ella build her confidence for another frank talk with the Prince "There is Music in You".
At the palace, Ella tells the prince how he could be a great king, and he immediately announces an election for Prime Minister between Jean-Michel and Sebastian. Suddenly, the clock begins to chime midnight. Ella races down the stairs but pauses and purposely leaves a shoe behind. The Prince gives all of the women of the kingdom a chance to try on the glass slipper. Everyone is unsuccessful until Ella tries it on, and it fits her foot perfectly.
Madame apologizes to Ella for her cruelty, and Ella forgives both her and Charlotte. Gabrielle and Jean-Michel's relationship is approved by Madame, and she welcomes her daughter back into her life. Unlike the three-act television version, the Broadway production is performed in two acts with additional songs, including "Me, Who Am I? Notable Broadway replacements: . Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the production a "glittery patchwork of a show" that "wants to be reassuringly old-fashioned and refreshingly irreverent, sentimental and snarky, sincere and ironic, all at once.
The new Broadway version, for all its hip updating, is a much less adventurous project. The fundamental problem with Beane's perplexing, wholly unromantic and mostly laugh-free new book This new version ends up collapsing the basic logic of the familiar story and tramples all over the musical soul of a score from another era. It also found the cast "first-rate" and the overall story "quirky, yet heart filled". Osnes and a gifted supporting cast make this fairy tale very much their own — a scrumptious trifle that, for all its hokey moments, will charm theatergoers of all ages.
Beane['s] Cinderella is not merely a kind maiden in distress, but a curious young woman becoming aware of injustices beyond her own shabby treatment.
If the twist sounds a bit like a post-feminist contrivance, Beane keeps things sufficiently light and whimsical; the satire may verge on dopey at times, but it's never pretentious. And Brokaw elicits breezy, witty performances from his players, who could hardly be better suited to their roles. The visual effects are An original Broadway cast recording of the production was issued by Ghostlight Records in The album features arrangements of the score by David Chase and was conducted by Andy Einhorn.
Orchestrations are by Danny Troob. The musical was nominated for nine Tony Awards , winning only one for William Ivey Long 's costume design. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Cinderella Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Main article: Cinderella cast album. November 22, New York Magazine. Retrieved CQ University Australia. July 3, Archived from the original on July 22, Project official announcement. Archived from the original on Archived from the original on June 15, Retrieved May 17, Retrieved January 15, Rodgers and Hammerstein.
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The story is derived from the fairy tale Cinderella , particularly the French version Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre , by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother. She dreams of a better life, and with the help of her Fairy Godmother , Cinderella is transformed into an elegant young lady and is able to attend the ball to meet her Prince. In this version, however, she opens the Prince's eyes to the injustice in his kingdom. Rodgers and Hammerstein originally wrote the songs for a television broadcast starring Julie Andrews , and it was remade twice for television and adapted for the stage in various versions prior to the Broadway production.
Review (PDF). Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella On Broadway I love the recording, but wasn't too thrilled with the piano/vocal score. Cinderella has.
When I die, sighing contentedly. In his head, he already has a very strong sense of self. I left a message for Cooper Remington on his cell phone. A massive black shape leaned over her and she cringed back, after all.
I was disappointed in the arrangements, they were very simple and not pleasant to listen to. In my opinion, many of the songs sounded clunky when played. Cinderella has always been my favorite musical, and I'm in love with Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. This book is a vocal selection songbook, which means that it is printed for solo work. If you're looking for duets or group numbers, you won't find it here.
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