Cinderella must have a cell phone these days, because “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen will make her Broadway debut in “Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,” The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday. Jepsen is slated to begin in the Broadway show on Feb. 4.
The 28-year-old singer will perform on Broadway for 12 weeks in what she calls a dream come true. Jepsen told THR she used to perform theater in high school.
"Broadway has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl, and I look forward to working with this incredibly talented cast to tell this classic tale," she said.
But it’s going to be more than just a fantasy for the Grammy-nominated singer. She has some big glass slippers to fill. Jepsen will be replacing Laura Osnes, who played Cinderella for a year and got a Tony nomination in 2013. Oscar-winner Julie Andrews starred in the original 1957 TV musical.
Jepsen will be joined on the Broadway stage by another star. “The Nanny” Fran Drescher will play Cinderella’s stepmother, Madame.
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“Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella” has been on Broadway since January 2013. Attendance slumped a bit in the summer, but picked back up. The show grossed $44.3 million through the week that ended Dec. 22, THR reported.
Jepsen is currently working on a new album, which is slated for a 2014 release, and also just finished her first headlining tour in the U.S. She earned two Grammy nominations for “Call Me Maybe.”
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