1997 Television Broadcast

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On November 2, 1997, ABC aired a reconceived version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring pop icon Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother and R&B artist Brandy Norwood as the titular princess. The rest of the cast was equally star-studded, with Whoopi Goldberg and Victor Garber as the King and Queen, Bernadette Peters as Cinderella’s Stepmother and Jason Alexander as … Read More

1965 Television Broadcast

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On February 22, 1965, a second version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was broadcast on CBS, this time with a new book by Joseph Schrank. The new production starred a young Lesley Ann Warren opposite Stuart Damon, with a cast that included veterans Celeste Holm, Walter Pigeon and Ginger Rogers. Filmed on videotape, which allowed multiple repeat showings, the CBS … Read More

1957 Live Television Broadcast

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At the stroke of 8PM on Sunday evening, March 31, 1957, exactly fourteen years after the Broadway opening of Oklahoma!, CBS broadcast a special live television event: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella starring Broadway’s Julie Andrews. Inspired by the huge success NBC had with Peter Pan, CBS tried to outdo that program’s large viewing audience by commissioning the kings of Broadway … Read More

Me, Who Am I?

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As Prince of the Kingdom, Topher faces his future as king with uncertainty. Originally written for Me and Juliet, but cut during previews, “Me, Who Am I?” was repurposed for the 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Prologue

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As Ella forages for firewood in a dewy forest, she wishes that the world could be as lovely as it looks. (From the 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.)