Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with Cinderella’s KECIA LEWIS
Broadway superstar Kecia Lewis discusses her role as the Fairy Godmother in the National Touring Company of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. Kecia also talks her roles in Once On This Island, Dreamgirls and Leap of Faith. For more information visit BroadwayInChicago.com
KECIA LEWIS (Marie). Broadway: Leap of Faith (OBC), Chicago, Shrek, The Drowsy Chaperone (OBC), Dreamgirls (OBC), Once on This Island (OBC), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (OBC revival), Big River, The Gospel at Colonus (OBC). Off-Broadway: Dessa Rose (Drama Desk nomination). Regional: Dreamgirls (Ovation Award), Polk County (Bay Area Outer Critic’s Circle Award). Favorite role: Simon’s mommy.
Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that r RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award®-winning Broadway blockbuster plays the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from through January 4, 2015.
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 CINDERELLA combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprise twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a surprisingly contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who is eager to develop a world view. She doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. 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.
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. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase and orchestrations are by Danny Troob.
One of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most popular titles, CINDERELLA was written for television — debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013 the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along withCINDERELLA, 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 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 by Tony® Award-winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.
CINDERELLA is produced 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/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and is produced in association with Center Theatre Group. Charles Salameno is associate producer.
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Tickets for CINDERELLA at the Cadillac Palace Theatre range from $22-$100. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
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