Manchester, England's Hope Mill Theatre will stage the U.K. premiere of the Broadway adaptation of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The previously postponed 2020 run has been rescheduled for November 1 with opening night set for November 6. Performances will continue through December 11.
The production's creative team features venue founders Joseph Houston as director and William Whelton as co-director and choreographer.
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Also included: music supervisor Leo Munby, music director Audra Cramer, set and costume designer Elly Wdowski, projection designer George Reeve, lighting designer Aaron J Dootson, and wig designer Richard Mawbey. The production will also feature new musical arrangements by Jason Carr. Casting is by Jane Deitch with artwork by Steph Pyne.
Cinderella is the only musical Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote specifically for television. The original broadcast in 1957 starred Julie Andrews and was remade in 1965. The musical is also well-known for its 1997 reboot starring Whitney Houston and Brandy Norwood.
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In 2013, a new Broadway version premiered with a book by Douglas Carter Beane that introduced new characters and songs to the story. It received nine Tony Award nominations and one win.
The Beane version of the show received a one-night concert performance in London in 2019. Hope Mill Theatre's production will be the first full staged production of the show to be performed in the U.K.
Additional production team members and casting will be announced at a later date.