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Witness the magic of Tony Award®-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein’s @CinderellaBway at the Academy of Music from Feb. 22-24. Visit kimmelcenter.org for more info! #CinderellaTour
THE 2013 TONY® AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL
COMES TO THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS
IN PHILADELPHIA FROM FEBRUARY 22-24, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, December 17, 2018) –– Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus at Academy of Music for a limited engagement from Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2019. Tickets for Cinderella are available now and can be purchased by visiting kimmelcenter.org.
With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball – along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead works to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams, too.
“We invite audiences near and far to join us at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus to experience the magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts. “This beloved fairytale has been beautifully contemporized for the stage, with the same inspiring story of female empowerment and resiliency.”
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 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. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase and music supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.
One of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most popular titles, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was written for television -- debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with Cinderella, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's legendary musicals include OKLAHOMA!, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music.
Mr. Beane's book for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella blends masterfully with the musical's cherished score with songs including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago," and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?".
The creative team includes scenic design by Tony® Award nominee Anna Louizos,costume design by six-time Tony® Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design byTony® Award winnerKenneth Posner,and sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella tour is produced by Work Light Productions. Cinderella was produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions, and in association with Center Theatre Group.
For more information, please visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com
Academy of Music
Dates and times:
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale to the public now and start at $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting www.kimmelculturalcampus.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at www.kimmelculturalcampus.org.
The Shubert Organization
For more than 100 years, The Shubert Organization has been in the forefront of the American theatre. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues, as well as the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. The company has produced and co-produced hundreds of plays and musicals, including the original Broadway production of CATS, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park with George, Amadeus, The Real Thing, The Grapes of Wrath, Equus, The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, School of Rock The Musical, and The Humans. The Shubert Organization is proud of its ongoing refurbishment program for its theatres, seeking to preserve the historic character while modernizing them to accommodate athe needs of today’s audiences.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelculturalcampus.org.
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