Versions of the Cinderella story have been told around the world for more than two thousand years, making Cinderella one of humankind’s most beloved persecuted heroines. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II brought this time-honored tale to life for American television audiences with their 1957 musical starring Julie Andrews.
In 2013, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella finally opened on Broadway, with an up-to-date, hilarious, and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. The score includes the best-known numbers from the 1957 musical along with four songs added from the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalogue. In this version, Cinderella helps open the Prince’s eyes to the injustices in his kingdom, giving the classic story a fresh, contemporary twist that your whole family will love!