A modern day version of the famous Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA musical is now playing on Broadway. It depicts a refreshingly benevolent young woman who will not let poverty get in the way of her lofty dreaming and good will. Driven by kindness and compassion, she wins over the heart of the heavily sought after prince. She then opens his eyes to the world around him and inspires him to become an idealist as well with his people’s best interest in mind. Indeed, the play is love, idealism and forgiveness personified in a beautiful, gracious young woman.
Although it has a couple of contemporary twists, the enduring values taught by CINDERELLA were still very much apparent and poignantly displayed alongside the beautiful score that we all know so well. The special effects of the show, particularly the costume changes, are enough to amaze even the most jaded Broadway goer.
It was extremely well cast with each performance delivered as believable and engaging. Finding an actress who can live up to our fantastical expectations of Cinderella must have been a difficult task, but Laura Osnes was perfectly cast as her. Santino Fontana made for a wonderful Prince Charming and sang beautifully alongside Osnes in “Ten Minutes Ago.” The play drew an audience of all ages who seemed equally spellbound and uplifted.
WHEN: Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
New York, NY 10036
TICKETS: Seats from $45. Please click here to purchase.