The new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” recently received nine 2013 Tony nominations, and producers have just announced that a national tour will be launched during the 2014-2015 season.
The new production features songs with words by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, as well as a new book by Tony nominee Douglas Carter, known for “Sister Act,” “The Little Dog Laughed,” “The Nance” and others.
“We are thrilled to be taking Cinderella on the road,” said producer Robyn Goodman in a statement announcing the tour. “It’s exciting to have the romance and humor of our show embraced by audiences, and also to be recognized with so many awards nominations. We look forward to sharing the magic of Cinderella with audiences throughout the country.”
No dates or cities have yet been released for the new tour.
The production is directed by Mark Brokaw, known for his work on “The Lyons” and “Cry-Baby.” The show opened on March 3 at the Broadway Theatre, after beginning previews on January 25. Among the Tony Awards “Cinderella” was nominated for are Best Revival of a Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Orchestrations.
Here’s what the official website has to say about the production:
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has arrived on Broadway for the first time ever! Four-time Tony Award® nominee Douglas Carter Beane’s (Sister Act, Xanadu) delightfully romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you remember—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages.
The first version of the musical version of “Cinderella” first appeared as a television musical in 1957.