PHOTO CALL: Broadway's Cinderella Heads Into the Recording Studio
By Matthew Blank
The company of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella entered the recording studio March 18 to preserve the Original Broadway Cast Recording for Ghostlight Records. A spring release is expected.
David Lai, David Caddick, David Chase and Bruce Pomahac are producing the album with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer.
Cinderella has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw with choreography by Josh Rhodes. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase; Andy Einhorn is music director and conductor.
The cast is headed by Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as the Prince, along with Tony winner Victoria Clark as the fairy godmother Marie; Tony winner Harriet Harris as Madame, Cinderella’s stepmother; Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte; Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle; Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher’s mentor and Lord Chancellor; Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel; and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. Jill Abramovitz, Kristine Bendul, Drew Franklin, Heidi Giberson, Stephanie Gibson, Shonica Gooden, Kendal Hartse, Robert Hartwell, Laura Irion, Adam Jepsen, Andy Jones, Andy Mills, Linda Mugleston, Alessa Neeck, Peter Nelson, Nick Spangler, Kirstin Tucker, Cody Williams, Branch Woodman and Kevin Worley complete the cast.
Along with the songs from the original television broadcast of Cinderella — including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” “Ten Minutes Ago” and “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” – the musical and recording features some Rodgers and Hammerstein musical material that has never been recorded before, including “Me, Who Am I?" and “Now Is The Time,” as well as a song that appeared in the Whitney Houston version from 1997, “There’s Music In You." The music has been adapted for the production by David Chase.
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