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Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

Aug 11, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

Benedum Center

GLASS SLIPPERS ARE SO BACK.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you 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 hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Becca’s Closet to sponsor a dress drive throughout the run of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. Formal and semi-formal dresses will be collected in the lobby of the Benedum Center at each performance for distribution to students in need.

Cast

Paige Faure

PAIGE FAURE (Ella). Happy to continue to share this fairytale after playing Ella in Cinderella on Broadway! Other Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway, How to Succeed… (Hedy La Rue). Applause to my families—The Durands and Monleys. Love to Adam and Hank—thank you for go go go-ing with me. Eph. 3:14-20.

 

Andy Huntington Jones

ANDY HUNTINGTON JONES (Topher). Broadway: Cinderella (OBC), Bullets Over Broadway (OBC). International tour: West Side Story. Regional: The Muny, NSMT, Maltz Jupiter. TV: “Today Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Tony Awards” (2013, 2014). Proud graduate of The University of Michigan. Thanks to the whole Cinderella team. It’s possible! @ajonestweets.

Liz McCartney

LIZ McCARTNEY (Marie). Broadway: Annie, The Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Mamma Mia!, Taboo, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Dance of the Vampires, Les Misérables. National tours: The Little Mermaid, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, The Rocky Horror Show. Regional: Ever After, The Little Mermaid, Sweeney Todd, Working, Pirates, Souvenir.

Beth Glover

BETH GLOVER (Madame). National tours: All Shook Up; Promises, Promises; Dirty Blonde; Anything Goes. Off-B’way: Take Me Along, Counsellor at Law, many more. World premieres: Analog & Vinyl, The Good Girl Is Gone, Book of Candy, Body Shop. Awards and noms: SFBACC Best Actress for Grey Gardens; 9 to 5; Good News; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. BethGloverActress.com.

Will Blum

WILL BLUM (Jean-Michel). Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Grease. National tour: Hair, Elf: The Musical, Grease and Seussical. Regional: Harmony, Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweet Charity, A Funny Thing…Forum, Big River and Floyd Collins. B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory. Instagram: @willblum.

Kaitlyn Davidson

KAITLYN DAVIDSON (Gabrielle). Broadway: Cinderella; Nice Work If You Can Get It (original cast/Asst. Dance Captain). National tour: White Christmas (Judy Haynes). Regional: Marriott Lincolnshire, Pioneer Theater Company, Maltz Jupiter, Pittsburgh CLO, MTWichita, KC Starlight and many more. Training: B.F.A.: CCM. Thanks to Mark, Adam, DGRW, Mom, Dad and Alex. www.kaitlyn-davidson.com.

Aymee Garcia

AYMEE GARCIA (Charlotte). Credits: Shrek The Musical (Mama Bear/Gingy) Broadway/Tour, Avenue Q Broadway, Les Misérables (Madame Thenardier) Broadway/Tour. TV: Trixie on “Lazytown” and Smooch in “It’s a Big Big World.” Thanks to Adam Caldwell, Penny Leudtke, Cindy Tolan, Robyn Goodman. Love to Jade and Ruby, this is for you.

Antoine L. Smith

ANTOINE L. SMITH (Lord Pinkleton, u/s Sebastian). Broadway: Memphis (Wailin’ Joe, u/s Delray, Gator, Bobby). Tour: Cats (Old Deuteronomy, Gus, Growltiger). Regional: Les Misérables (Javert), Ragtime (Booker T. Washington), Rent (Tom Collins), Big River (Jim). Love and Honor to God, Mom, Dad. Thank you DDO and Adam Caldwell. “May the work I do speak for me.”

Branch Woodman

BRANCH WOODMAN (Sebastian). Broadway/tours: Cinderella (original company), Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie (revival), Big, Crazy for You, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, many regional credits, various recordings. TV: “Alpha House,” commercials. Proud native of Upland, CA and Actors’ Equity member. In memory of friend/mentor George Reeder.

Chip Abbott

CHIP ABBOTT (Raccoon, Driver, Ensemble). Broadway: On the Town (OBC). Other: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC), Joseph…Dreamcoat (national tour), teacher at Broadway Dance Center. OCU grad. Love to Eric, Mom, Pops, Josh, Lee, and MSA!

 

Adrian Baidoo

ADRIAN BAIDOO (Ensemble). National tour debut! Off-Broadway: Pirira. Regional: MUNY, MTWichita, WVPT. TV: “Royal Pains.” University of Michigan graduate. Endless gratitude to Cinderella team, Henderson Hogan, family, friends and teachers! Twitter/Instagram @AdrianBaidoo.

 

Summer Broyhill

SUMMER BROYHILL (Ensemble, u/s Charlotte). Broadway: Hairspray. N.Y.C.: The Independents, Killer Therapy. Regional: The Last Five Years (Cathy), Tarzan (Jane), Oklahoma! (Laurey/Dream Laurey). Love and thanks to casting, creatives and my miraculous family. summerbroyhill.com.

 

Audrey Cardwell

AUDREY CARDWELL (Ensemble, u/s Ella, Gabrielle). Tours: Anything Goes (first national), Elf. Regional highlights: Muny, NSMT, Houston TUTS. Proud graduate of Penn State, B.F.A. Musical Theatre. Endless love to the Cinderella team, DGRW, family and Andy. @akatcard.

 

Cody Davis

CODY DAVIS (Ensemble, u/s Sebastian). Broadway/NYC: Cinderella, Lady, Be Good (Encores!). Tour: White Christmas. Regional: MTWichita, PA Shakes, Infinity Theatre Company. University of Michigan graduate. Love to Cindy team, family, and friends. Glory to God!

 

Rachel Fairbanks

RACHEL FAIRBANKS (Ensemble, u/s Ella, u/s Gabrielle) is a Boston native. Favorites include Young Elise/Patton (First Wives Club), Cinderella (Into the Woods, PCS), Ariel u/s (The Little Mermaid, NSMT) among others. For my family.

 

Alexandra Frohlinger

ALEXANDRA FROHLINGER (Ensemble, u/s Charlotte). Selected credits: Broadway: Soul Doctor. National tours: West Side Story (“Anybodys”). TV: “Triple Sensation” (CBC). Training: B.F.A. Boston Conservatory, Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Gratitude to Cinderella team and my Family. For Baba.

 

Jordana Grolnick

JORDANA GROLNICK (Swing). National tour debut! Jordana is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre program. Regional: The Muny. Endless gratitude to my family, the Cinderella team and MT14.

 

Eric Anthony Johnson

ERIC ANTHONY JOHNSON (Swing/Dance Captain). Tours: West Side Story, Evita, Elf, Miss Saigon. Regional: ART, Kennedy Center, Music Circus, KC Starlight. Love and thanks: Josh, Lee, Adam, Cinderella team, Chip and family. B.F.A. Boston Conservatory.

 

Danielle Jordan

DANIELLE JORDAN (Swing). Broadway: Follies (Kennedy Center, Ahmanson). Regional: Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate (Paper Mill Playhouse); Ragtime (Pioneer Theatre); The Music Man (Arena Stage, first national tour); Hairspray (Cape Playhouse). It’s possible!

 

Ben Lanham

BEN LANHAM (Swing): Dance graduate, Oklahoma City University. Thrilled for his first national tour! International: West Side Story (European tour). Regional: MUNY, MTWichita, LyricOK. Thanks blocNYC, family and friends for unending support! @benlanham_NYC.

 

Lauren Lukacek

LAUREN LUKACEK (Raccoon, Lady of Ridicule, Ensemble, u/s Madame, u/s Marie). International tour: My Fair Lady (u/s Eliza). Regional: The Sound of Music (Maria), White Christmas (Betty), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), NMST, Ogunquit. B.F.A. Boston Conservatory. For my family and Tao.

 

Sean Seymour

SEAN SEYMOUR (Ensemble, u/s Topher). National tour debut! Recent Michigan grad. Favorite roles: Marius (Les Misérables, Michigan), Mark (A Chorus Line, NCT), Eugene (Grease, MUNY). Thanks to Adam Caldwell, CTG and my amazing family. seanmatthewseymour.com.

 

Lauren Sprague

LAUREN SPRAGUE (Ensemble, u/s Marie). Tours: Wizard of Oz, La Cage… NYC: Castlewalk (Ginger Rogers). Regional: Goodspeed, NSMT, PCLO, NCT, Maltz-Jupiter, Cape Playhouse. CCM grad. Thanks to Cinderella team, DGRW, my family and husband Michael!

 

Paige Williams

PAIGE WILLIAMS (Ensemble, u/s Madame). OCU dance grad. Regional credits: Paper Mill Playhouse, Cape Playhouse and MTWichita. Tours: Mary Poppins (second national). Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Rockette (N.Y.C. and Nashville). Love to Marva!

 

Tanner Ray Wilson

TANNER RAY WILSON (Fox, Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Cinderella! National tour: Elf the Musical. Other favorites include Mary Poppins and White Christmas. Love to: Family, Elon and CESD. Instagram: @tannerizzle.

 

Thad Turner Wilson

THAD TURNER WILSON (Ensemble, u/s Lord Pinkleton, u/s Jean-Michel). B’way/N.Y.C.: Billy Elliot, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Tour: Billy Elliot, The Producers. B.F.A.: CCM. Birmingham, Ala., native. Thanks to Adam Caldwell, love to family and my Michelangelo.

 

John Yi

JOHN YI (Ensemble, u/s Topher, u/s Jean-Michel). N.Y.C./international tour: Behind The Painting, KPOP, Oliver!, Miss Saigon. Regional: Goodspeed, PCLO. B.F.A., Elon. Proud TFA alum. Love and gratitude to God, family, friends, Harden-Curtis and the Cinderella family! @mrjohnyi.

RICHARD RODGERS + OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II (Music, Lyrics & Original Book). After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (composer, 1902–79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist/lyricist, 1895–1960) joined forces in the early ’40s to create the most successful partnership in the American musical theater. Oklahoma! (1943), the first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, was also the first of a new genre, the musical play, blending Rodgers’ sophisticated style of musical comedy (which he had perfected in a 25-year partnership with lyricist Lorenz Hart) with Hammerstein’s innovations in operetta (conceived in collaboration with such composers as Sigmund Romberg, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml and Jerome Kern). Over the next 16 years, R&H wrote eight more Broadway musicals: Carousel, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet, Pipe Dream, Flower Drum Song and The Sound of Music. They wrote one movie musical, State Fair, subsequently adapted to the stage, and one for television, “Cinderella.” First broadcast live with Julie Andrews in 1957, remade with Lesley Ann Warren (1965), and again with Whitney Houston and Brandy (1997), R&H’s Cinderella made her Broadway debut in 2013.

DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE (New Book). Musicals: The Band Wagon (Encores), Cinderella (Tony nom., Best Book), Lysistrata Jones (Tony nom., Best Book), Sister Act (Tony nom., Best Book) and Xanadu (Tony nom., Best Book; Drama Desk Best Book; Outer Critics Circle Best Musical). Plays: Shows for Days (Lincoln Center), The Nance, The Little Dog Laughed (Tony nom., Olivier nom., GLAAD Media Best Play), As Bees in Honey Drown (Outer Critics Circle Award), Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, Music From a Sparkling Planet, The Country Club, Advice From a Caterpillar, The Cartells. Opera: Die Fledermaus (Met). Revues: White Lies, Mondo Drama. Screenplays: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; Advice From a Caterpillar. TV: “The Nance” (PBS). Upcoming: Fairycakes, Robin Hood. Life: Husband Lewis Flinn, son Cooper, daughter Gabrielle.

MARK BROKAW (Director). Broadway: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Lyons, After Miss Julie, The Constant Wife, Reckless, Cry-Baby. New York premieres include works by Douglas Carter Beane, David Auburn, Lynda Barry, Eric Bogosian, Charles Busch, Julia Cho, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan, Craig Lucas, Nicky Silver, Paula Vogel and Wendy Wasserstein. Regional includes Yale Rep, Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Center Theatre Group, Huntington, La Jolla, Steppenwolf, Sundance Theatre Lab, Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration and the O’Neill Theatre Conference. He has directed at London’s Donmar Warehouse and Menier Chocolate Factory, Dublin’s Gate Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Mark is the artistic director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Artistic associate: Roundabout Theatre.

JOSH RHODES (Choreographer). Broadway credits include First Date and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Outer Critic Circle, Astaire Award and Drama Desk nominations). Other stage credits include Company starring Neil Patrick Harris, Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert for The New York Philharmonic and PBS. Steve Martin’s Bright Star (Old Globe). Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), On the Town (L.A. Philharmonic), Working (Old Globe, the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago and the Drama Desk Award-winning production at the Prospect Theater in New York).

Fun Facts

  • Adaptations of this timeless tale reach across many disciplines including opera, ballet, pantomime, film, television and, of course, the theatrical stage. “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” debuted on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews as Cinderella and Jon Cypher as The Prince.

  • “Cinderella” graced the small screen once again in 1965, starring Ginger Rodgers, Celeste Holm and Lesley Ann Warren. The broadcast was so popular, it garnered a Nielsen rating of 42.3, making it the highest-ratest non-sports special on CBS from the beginning of the Nielsen ratings through 2009.

  • Yet another television movie adaptation was broadcast in 1997, this time starring Brandy as Cinderella, Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg and Jason Alexander.

  • According to the Internet Broadway Database, Cinderella’s first step on Broadway was in 1855, then again in 1859, 1861 and 1920.

  • In 2013, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA debuted on Broadway to widespread audience and critical acclaim. The production was nominated for nine Tony Awards® and played over 700 performances. Pittsburgh CLO was involved in this most recent Broadway production, helping to bring this fabulous fairy tale home to Pittsburgh!

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Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

Aug 11, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

Benedum Center

GLASS SLIPPERS ARE SO BACK.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you 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 hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

Pittsburgh CLO has joined forces with Becca’s Closet to sponsor a dress drive throughout the run of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. Formal and semi-formal dresses will be collected in the lobby of the Benedum Center at each performance for distribution to students in need.

Cast

Paige Faure

PAIGE FAURE (Ella). Happy to continue to share this fairytale after playing Ella in Cinderella on Broadway! Other Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway, How to Succeed… (Hedy La Rue). Applause to my families—The Durands and Monleys. Love to Adam and Hank—thank you for go go go-ing with me. Eph. 3:14-20.

 

Andy Huntington Jones

ANDY HUNTINGTON JONES (Topher). Broadway: Cinderella (OBC), Bullets Over Broadway (OBC). International tour: West Side Story. Regional: The Muny, NSMT, Maltz Jupiter. TV: “Today Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Tony Awards” (2013, 2014). Proud graduate of The University of Michigan. Thanks to the whole Cinderella team. It’s possible! @ajonestweets.

Liz McCartney

LIZ McCARTNEY (Marie). Broadway: Annie, The Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Mamma Mia!, Taboo, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Dance of the Vampires, Les Misérables. National tours: The Little Mermaid, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, The Rocky Horror Show. Regional: Ever After, The Little Mermaid, Sweeney Todd, Working, Pirates, Souvenir.

Beth Glover

BETH GLOVER (Madame). National tours: All Shook Up; Promises, Promises; Dirty Blonde; Anything Goes. Off-B’way: Take Me Along, Counsellor at Law, many more. World premieres: Analog & Vinyl, The Good Girl Is Gone, Book of Candy, Body Shop. Awards and noms: SFBACC Best Actress for Grey Gardens; 9 to 5; Good News; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. BethGloverActress.com.

Will Blum

WILL BLUM (Jean-Michel). Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Grease. National tour: Hair, Elf: The Musical, Grease and Seussical. Regional: Harmony, Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweet Charity, A Funny Thing…Forum, Big River and Floyd Collins. B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory. Instagram: @willblum.

Kaitlyn Davidson

KAITLYN DAVIDSON (Gabrielle). Broadway: Cinderella; Nice Work If You Can Get It (original cast/Asst. Dance Captain). National tour: White Christmas (Judy Haynes). Regional: Marriott Lincolnshire, Pioneer Theater Company, Maltz Jupiter, Pittsburgh CLO, MTWichita, KC Starlight and many more. Training: B.F.A.: CCM. Thanks to Mark, Adam, DGRW, Mom, Dad and Alex. www.kaitlyn-davidson.com.

Aymee Garcia

AYMEE GARCIA (Charlotte). Credits: Shrek The Musical (Mama Bear/Gingy) Broadway/Tour, Avenue Q Broadway, Les Misérables (Madame Thenardier) Broadway/Tour. TV: Trixie on “Lazytown” and Smooch in “It’s a Big Big World.” Thanks to Adam Caldwell, Penny Leudtke, Cindy Tolan, Robyn Goodman. Love to Jade and Ruby, this is for you.

Antoine L. Smith

ANTOINE L. SMITH (Lord Pinkleton, u/s Sebastian). Broadway: Memphis (Wailin’ Joe, u/s Delray, Gator, Bobby). Tour: Cats (Old Deuteronomy, Gus, Growltiger). Regional: Les Misérables (Javert), Ragtime (Booker T. Washington), Rent (Tom Collins), Big River (Jim). Love and Honor to God, Mom, Dad. Thank you DDO and Adam Caldwell. “May the work I do speak for me.”

Branch Woodman

BRANCH WOODMAN (Sebastian). Broadway/tours: Cinderella (original company), Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie (revival), Big, Crazy for You, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, many regional credits, various recordings. TV: “Alpha House,” commercials. Proud native of Upland, CA and Actors’ Equity member. In memory of friend/mentor George Reeder.

Chip Abbott

CHIP ABBOTT (Raccoon, Driver, Ensemble). Broadway: On the Town (OBC). Other: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC), Joseph…Dreamcoat (national tour), teacher at Broadway Dance Center. OCU grad. Love to Eric, Mom, Pops, Josh, Lee, and MSA!

 

Adrian Baidoo

ADRIAN BAIDOO (Ensemble). National tour debut! Off-Broadway: Pirira. Regional: MUNY, MTWichita, WVPT. TV: “Royal Pains.” University of Michigan graduate. Endless gratitude to Cinderella team, Henderson Hogan, family, friends and teachers! Twitter/Instagram @AdrianBaidoo.

 

Summer Broyhill

SUMMER BROYHILL (Ensemble, u/s Charlotte). Broadway: Hairspray. N.Y.C.: The Independents, Killer Therapy. Regional: The Last Five Years (Cathy), Tarzan (Jane), Oklahoma! (Laurey/Dream Laurey). Love and thanks to casting, creatives and my miraculous family. summerbroyhill.com.

 

Audrey Cardwell

AUDREY CARDWELL (Ensemble, u/s Ella, Gabrielle). Tours: Anything Goes (first national), Elf. Regional highlights: Muny, NSMT, Houston TUTS. Proud graduate of Penn State, B.F.A. Musical Theatre. Endless love to the Cinderella team, DGRW, family and Andy. @akatcard.

 

Cody Davis

CODY DAVIS (Ensemble, u/s Sebastian). Broadway/NYC: Cinderella, Lady, Be Good (Encores!). Tour: White Christmas. Regional: MTWichita, PA Shakes, Infinity Theatre Company. University of Michigan graduate. Love to Cindy team, family, and friends. Glory to God!

 

Rachel Fairbanks

RACHEL FAIRBANKS (Ensemble, u/s Ella, u/s Gabrielle) is a Boston native. Favorites include Young Elise/Patton (First Wives Club), Cinderella (Into the Woods, PCS), Ariel u/s (The Little Mermaid, NSMT) among others. For my family.

 

Alexandra Frohlinger

ALEXANDRA FROHLINGER (Ensemble, u/s Charlotte). Selected credits: Broadway: Soul Doctor. National tours: West Side Story (“Anybodys”). TV: “Triple Sensation” (CBC). Training: B.F.A. Boston Conservatory, Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Gratitude to Cinderella team and my Family. For Baba.

 

Jordana Grolnick

JORDANA GROLNICK (Swing). National tour debut! Jordana is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre program. Regional: The Muny. Endless gratitude to my family, the Cinderella team and MT14.

 

Eric Anthony Johnson

ERIC ANTHONY JOHNSON (Swing/Dance Captain). Tours: West Side Story, Evita, Elf, Miss Saigon. Regional: ART, Kennedy Center, Music Circus, KC Starlight. Love and thanks: Josh, Lee, Adam, Cinderella team, Chip and family. B.F.A. Boston Conservatory.

 

Danielle Jordan

DANIELLE JORDAN (Swing). Broadway: Follies (Kennedy Center, Ahmanson). Regional: Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate (Paper Mill Playhouse); Ragtime (Pioneer Theatre); The Music Man (Arena Stage, first national tour); Hairspray (Cape Playhouse). It’s possible!

 

Ben Lanham

BEN LANHAM (Swing): Dance graduate, Oklahoma City University. Thrilled for his first national tour! International: West Side Story (European tour). Regional: MUNY, MTWichita, LyricOK. Thanks blocNYC, family and friends for unending support! @benlanham_NYC.

 

Lauren Lukacek

LAUREN LUKACEK (Raccoon, Lady of Ridicule, Ensemble, u/s Madame, u/s Marie). International tour: My Fair Lady (u/s Eliza). Regional: The Sound of Music (Maria), White Christmas (Betty), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), NMST, Ogunquit. B.F.A. Boston Conservatory. For my family and Tao.

 

Sean Seymour

SEAN SEYMOUR (Ensemble, u/s Topher). National tour debut! Recent Michigan grad. Favorite roles: Marius (Les Misérables, Michigan), Mark (A Chorus Line, NCT), Eugene (Grease, MUNY). Thanks to Adam Caldwell, CTG and my amazing family. seanmatthewseymour.com.

 

Lauren Sprague

LAUREN SPRAGUE (Ensemble, u/s Marie). Tours: Wizard of Oz, La Cage… NYC: Castlewalk (Ginger Rogers). Regional: Goodspeed, NSMT, PCLO, NCT, Maltz-Jupiter, Cape Playhouse. CCM grad. Thanks to Cinderella team, DGRW, my family and husband Michael!

 

Paige Williams

PAIGE WILLIAMS (Ensemble, u/s Madame). OCU dance grad. Regional credits: Paper Mill Playhouse, Cape Playhouse and MTWichita. Tours: Mary Poppins (second national). Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Rockette (N.Y.C. and Nashville). Love to Marva!

 

Tanner Ray Wilson

TANNER RAY WILSON (Fox, Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Cinderella! National tour: Elf the Musical. Other favorites include Mary Poppins and White Christmas. Love to: Family, Elon and CESD. Instagram: @tannerizzle.

 

Thad Turner Wilson

THAD TURNER WILSON (Ensemble, u/s Lord Pinkleton, u/s Jean-Michel). B’way/N.Y.C.: Billy Elliot, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Tour: Billy Elliot, The Producers. B.F.A.: CCM. Birmingham, Ala., native. Thanks to Adam Caldwell, love to family and my Michelangelo.

 

John Yi

JOHN YI (Ensemble, u/s Topher, u/s Jean-Michel). N.Y.C./international tour: Behind The Painting, KPOP, Oliver!, Miss Saigon. Regional: Goodspeed, PCLO. B.F.A., Elon. Proud TFA alum. Love and gratitude to God, family, friends, Harden-Curtis and the Cinderella family! @mrjohnyi.

RICHARD RODGERS + OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II (Music, Lyrics & Original Book). After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (composer, 1902–79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist/lyricist, 1895–1960) joined forces in the early ’40s to create the most successful partnership in the American musical theater. Oklahoma! (1943), the first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, was also the first of a new genre, the musical play, blending Rodgers’ sophisticated style of musical comedy (which he had perfected in a 25-year partnership with lyricist Lorenz Hart) with Hammerstein’s innovations in operetta (conceived in collaboration with such composers as Sigmund Romberg, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml and Jerome Kern). Over the next 16 years, R&H wrote eight more Broadway musicals: Carousel, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet, Pipe Dream, Flower Drum Song and The Sound of Music. They wrote one movie musical, State Fair, subsequently adapted to the stage, and one for television, “Cinderella.” First broadcast live with Julie Andrews in 1957, remade with Lesley Ann Warren (1965), and again with Whitney Houston and Brandy (1997), R&H’s Cinderella made her Broadway debut in 2013.

DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE (New Book). Musicals: The Band Wagon (Encores), Cinderella (Tony nom., Best Book), Lysistrata Jones (Tony nom., Best Book), Sister Act (Tony nom., Best Book) and Xanadu (Tony nom., Best Book; Drama Desk Best Book; Outer Critics Circle Best Musical). Plays: Shows for Days (Lincoln Center), The Nance, The Little Dog Laughed (Tony nom., Olivier nom., GLAAD Media Best Play), As Bees in Honey Drown (Outer Critics Circle Award), Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, Music From a Sparkling Planet, The Country Club, Advice From a Caterpillar, The Cartells. Opera: Die Fledermaus (Met). Revues: White Lies, Mondo Drama. Screenplays: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; Advice From a Caterpillar. TV: “The Nance” (PBS). Upcoming: Fairycakes, Robin Hood. Life: Husband Lewis Flinn, son Cooper, daughter Gabrielle.

MARK BROKAW (Director). Broadway: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Lyons, After Miss Julie, The Constant Wife, Reckless, Cry-Baby. New York premieres include works by Douglas Carter Beane, David Auburn, Lynda Barry, Eric Bogosian, Charles Busch, Julia Cho, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan, Craig Lucas, Nicky Silver, Paula Vogel and Wendy Wasserstein. Regional includes Yale Rep, Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Center Theatre Group, Huntington, La Jolla, Steppenwolf, Sundance Theatre Lab, Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration and the O’Neill Theatre Conference. He has directed at London’s Donmar Warehouse and Menier Chocolate Factory, Dublin’s Gate Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Mark is the artistic director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Artistic associate: Roundabout Theatre.

JOSH RHODES (Choreographer). Broadway credits include First Date and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Outer Critic Circle, Astaire Award and Drama Desk nominations). Other stage credits include Company starring Neil Patrick Harris, Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert for The New York Philharmonic and PBS. Steve Martin’s Bright Star (Old Globe). Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), On the Town (L.A. Philharmonic), Working (Old Globe, the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago and the Drama Desk Award-winning production at the Prospect Theater in New York).

Fun Facts

  • Adaptations of this timeless tale reach across many disciplines including opera, ballet, pantomime, film, television and, of course, the theatrical stage. “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” debuted on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews as Cinderella and Jon Cypher as The Prince.

  • “Cinderella” graced the small screen once again in 1965, starring Ginger Rodgers, Celeste Holm and Lesley Ann Warren. The broadcast was so popular, it garnered a Nielsen rating of 42.3, making it the highest-ratest non-sports special on CBS from the beginning of the Nielsen ratings through 2009.

  • Yet another television movie adaptation was broadcast in 1997, this time starring Brandy as Cinderella, Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg and Jason Alexander.

  • According to the Internet Broadway Database, Cinderella’s first step on Broadway was in 1855, then again in 1859, 1861 and 1920.

  • In 2013, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA debuted on Broadway to widespread audience and critical acclaim. The production was nominated for nine Tony Awards® and played over 700 performances. Pittsburgh CLO was involved in this most recent Broadway production, helping to bring this fabulous fairy tale home to Pittsburgh!