For immediate release: Monday, August 15, 2016
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THE 2013 TONY® AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 2016
Overture’s Tommy Award Recipient and UW Stevens Point Grad Lands Lead Role
Madison, Wis. – Work Light Productions, producer of the Tony® Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, is pleased to announce casting for the national tour launching in September and making its Madison debut Tuesday, October 4 – Sunday, October 9, 2016.
Overture’s Tommy Award Recipient Tatyana Lubov steps into the glass slippers in the title role of Cinderella and Hayden Stanes plays the role of Prince Topher, Cinderella’s dashing love interest.
Lubov is from Cottage Grove, Wis., and graduated from UW Stevens Point with a musical theater BFA. She participated in Overture’s Tommy Awards program and received an award for ‘Outstanding Leading Performer’ in both 2010 (Natalie, All Shook Up) and 2011 (Aida, Aida).
Subscriptions and individual tickets for the Madison engagement of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA are on sale now in person at the Overture Center ticket office at 201 State Street, online at overture.org or by phone at 608.258.4141. Tickets for groups of 10 or more available by calling 608.258.4159.
The touring cast also features Leslie Jackson as Marie, The Fairy Godmother, Sarah Primmer as Madame, Ella’s wicked stepmother, Vincent Davis as Lord Pinkleton, Joanna Johnson as Charlotte, Ryan M. Hunt as Sebastian, Mimi Robinson as Gabrielle and Chris Woods as Jean-Michele.
Rounding out the ensemble are Kelly Barberito, Delphi Borich, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Taylor Daniels, Giovanni DiGabriele, Chloe Fox, AJ Hughes, Lilli Jacobs, Johnny Link, Brian Liebson, Ilda Mason, Lauren Monteleone, Nick Pelaccio, Emilie Renier, Arnie Rodriguez, Caity Skalski and Tiffany Toh.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA plays two preview performances in Clemson, SC, at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts September 23 and 24, 2016, before officially launching in Grand Rapids, MI, at the DeVos Performance Hall on September 27, 2016. Please visit www.CinderellaMusicalOnTour.com for a full list of tour dates.
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 + 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 work 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.
Rodgers + 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 + 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 + 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-winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is part of the Broadway Across America Broadway Series at Overture Center.
Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies, and hundreds of local artists engage nearly half a million people in educational and artistic experiences each year. Overture.org
Broadway Across America is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, under the supervision of John Gore (Owner & CEO). Current and past productions include On Your Feet!, Fiddler on the Roof, Shuffle Along, Beautiful, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, and The Producers. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com
The Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLAtour is produced by Work Light Productions. CINDERELLAwas 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. www.CinderellaMusicalOnTour.com
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