Playbill Poll: From Kinky Boots to Cinderella, Readers Pick Their Favorite Broadway Experiences of 2013

By Jared Clough
29 Dec 2013



Laura Osnes
Photo by Carol Rosegg

Cinderella 

Jessica Ariel Cieply:  Cinderella the Musical was incredible. It was a stunning show and "Impossible" had me in tears and I barely cry at things in musicals, movies or books. The whole show was rewritten in such a beautiful way and the sets, costumes, lights and especially quick changes were awesome.

Elaine Kline:  Cinderella the Musical!!! I was in a production several years ago and loved it. When I heard it was coming to Broadway, I knew I had to see it! Well, I asked and waited for almost a year, and finally got to go earlier this month! I knew they'd rewritten the book, and it was amazing. The characters had so much depth, they no longer seemed like your "two-dimensional" story characters. Laura and Santino really shed new light onto these classic characters. The new characters were amazing and rich as well.

Sharon Lyons Wardlow:  Cinderella!! Have always been a kid at heart and LOVED the show. Laura and Santino roles fit them like gloves. So many moving and funny parts to the show.....my favorite part though is the music, those incredible songs, Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful and Ten Minutes Ago being my absolute favorite numbers. I want to see this show again!!!

Madeline Florence Barrows:  This year, I was so honored to have been selected by William Ivey Long to attend Cinderella the Musical's opening night performance by winning the Pin It To Win It contest. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. From being in a production of it when I was little to seeing it come to life on stage was truly amazing. Laura Osnes and the amazingly talented cast, crew and creative team did such an incredible job and the show was absolutely fantastic. That is one night that I will never forget for the rest of my life. I can not thank them enough for allowing me to have this incredible opportunity! 

Colleen Mcfarland:  Cinderella the Musical - it was the only show I saw on Broadway this year!

The classic Rodgers and Hammersetin love story was revived with a new book in March 2013, starring Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana.  With many "Impossible" costume changes throughout the show, this revival at the Broadway Theatre took home the Tony Award for Best Costumes.

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