Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical written for television, but later played on stage, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based upon 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 and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane as well as some new characters, and surprising twists.
Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was twice re-made, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and then again in 1997 featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The original Broadway production opened in 2013 and starred Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark and Harriet Harris.
Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, including one intermission
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Orchestrations by Danny TroobMusic Adaptation & Arrangements by David Chase
Additional Lyrics By Douglas Carter Beane, David Chase and Bruce Pomahac
This show is made with special arrangements with Rogers and Hammerstein.
Rodgers & Hammerstein is the organization founded in 1944 by the legendary team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to protect and license their theatrical works. R&H own the rights to the world's most popular stage and film musicals, including OKLAHOMA!, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, THE KING AND I, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. With offices in New York City and London, the theatrical licensing division, R&H Theatricals, represents the stage performance rights to over 150 musicals by more than 200 writers. Collectively these include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart (BABES IN ARMS, PAL JOEY), Kern & Hammerstein (SHOW BOAT), Kurt Weill (THE THREEPENNY OPERA, ONE TOUCH OF VENUS), Adam Guettel (FLOYD COLLINS, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA), as well as the incomparable, Irving Berlin (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, WHITE CHRISTMAS). R&H Theatricals is home to works from Broadway (SOPHISTICATED LADIES, Michael John LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s IN THE HEIGHTS, [TITLE OF SHOW] and FIRST DATE), Off-Broadway (CARRIE THE MUSICAL, ORDINARY DAYS, ALTAR BOYZ, GIANT, 21 CHUMP STREET), perennials such as ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, BIG RIVER and FOOTLOOSE, a Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) collection which includes GARFIELD THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE and MAD LIBS LIVE!, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway - SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE - and Off-Broadway - I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE. Rodgers & Hammerstein is a Concord Music company: www.rnh.com.
CINDERELLA is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.