Carly Rae Jepsen joins Broadway’s Cinderella to replace Laura Osnes
She dominated the pop-charts for an entire summer and now she is ready to take on Broadway itself, Carly Rae Jepsen is heading for Cinderella. Not only is she joining the cast, she is taking the title role for at least 12-weeks starting in February 2014.
This will be Carly Rae Jepsen’s Broadway debut, and a terrific one at that, taking the lead in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella in a short 12-week run that is starting February 4th. Most of the world should remember the song “Call Me Maybe,” Jespen’s number-one hit, she will replace Laura Osnes in the production.
That is truly a tough act to follow considering that Osnes received a Tony nomination for her work, it was reported earlier that Osnes would be exiting the show she has participated in for a year.
Performances had begun back in January, and Cinderella has already grossed over $44 million through the week ending December 22, 2013. So far the production has earned nine Tony nominations for 2013 and it should be considered a very lucky way to start a Broadway career.
Earlier this month we reported that Fran Drescher will join the show, she is set to begin on February 4, 2014. Drescher will take on the role of Cinderella’s stepmother, Madame (he is taking over for Harriet Harris).