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Thursday 24 April 2014

Carly Rae Jepsen heads to Broadway

Carly Rae Jepsen will play Cinderella on Broadway

Carly Rae Jepsen has had her calls returned by Broadway.

Producers of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella said that the Canadian singer-songwriter will take over the production's title role starting February 4 for 12 weeks. The Call me Maybe singer will take over from Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes.

Grammy Award nominee Carly Rae began performing in musical theatre in high school. She starred in Annie, The Wiz and Grease before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

"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 told The Hollywood Reporter.

She'll join the cast alongside Fran Drescher playing Cinderella's stepmother. Drescher is an Emmy Award winner for The Nanny and takes over Harriet Harris' role.

The Tony-nominated musical has been given a makeover by Douglas Carter Beane, who has turned the fairytale into a charming, witty story updated for a new generation.

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