Cinderella Baltimore Tickets
History of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
The enchanting tale of Cinderella has been transformed by Rodgers & Hammerstein, receiving the royal treatment on big stages around the world. This Tony Award-winning musical is based loosely off the French version Cendrillon ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre by Charles Perrault. It is a unique take on the tale from Rodgers & Hammerstein themselves. This musical isn’t a carbon copy of any other tale, which is what makes this version all the more special, beloved and unique.
Originally written for the small screen, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella debuted in 1957 on CBS, starring none other than Julie Andrews. With over 100 million viewers and nominated for two Emmy Awards, including Best Actress and Best Musical Contribution for Television, both Rodgers & Hammerstein knew they had a golden hit on their hands. In 1965, a remake aired, starring Lesley Ann Warren. Finally, in 1997, singer/songwriter Brandy portrayed Cinderella, while Whitney Houston filled the magical shoes of the Fairy Godmother and the talented Bernadette Peters depicted the infamous evil stepmother. Based on the television success, in 2013 the stage version debuted on Broadway.
The Original Broadway Cast
With gifted actors and actresses, Cinderella skyrocketed to the top of Broadway shows. The cast included famous names such as Laura Osnes as Cinderella, Santino Fontana as the Prince, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Harriet Harris as the stepmother and Ann Harad and Marie Mindelle as the stepsisters.
However, opening with mixed reviews from critics, the leads were eventually replaced. Carly Rae Jepsen took on the role of Cinderella and Fran Drescher, the stepmother.
Backstage, equally as remarkable artists showcased their talents in different ways. Mark Brokaw directed the Broadway musical, while William Ivey Long created the gorgeous costumes, eventually going on to win two Tony Awards for Best Costume Design. Additionally, Danny Troob won for Outstanding Orchestrations. With many other nominations and critically acclaimed nods, Cinderella’s prowess dominates.
Built in 1914, the Hippodrome started as a vaudeville house. Located at 12 North Eutaw Street, this theater plays host to many Broadway shows each year.
Experience your own “once upon a time” and enjoy a mysterious rollercoaster ride with one of the world’s favorite princesses. Watch as Cinderella goes from rags to riches in one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most lucrative stage adaptations.
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Historically, Cinderella’s glass slipper wasn’t always glass. Before Charles Perrault’s version, it was made out of gold, silver or fur.