Upcoming Broadway musical "Cinderella" has opted to get out of the way of the Oscars, with the show reskedding its opening night from late February to March.
"Cinderella," the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, had originally set its opening for Feb. 24, but producers subsequently realized that the Academy Awards had already planted its 2013 flag in that date. Now the show will open March 3.
Rehearsals have just begun for the tuner, which stars Laura Osnes ("Bonnie and Clyde") in the title role alongside Santino Fontana ("Sons of the Prophet"), Victoria Clarke ("A Light in the Piazza") and Harriet Harris ("Thoroughly Modern Millie").
The new version of "Cinderella," initially written for TV in 1957, incorporates Rodgers and Hammerstein songs that weren't included in the songwriting duo's original incarnation. Mark Brokaw helms.
Robyn Goodman ("The Performers"), Jill Furman ("In the Heights") and Stephen Kocis produce the show, which begins previews Jan. 25 at the Broadway Theater.
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