Touring now: “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”
The buzz: Those who cherish any of the three TV versions (1957, Julie Andrews; 1965, Lesley Ann Warren; and 1997, Brandy) will find all their favorite numbers here, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” This first Broadway staging adds other Rodgers and Hammerstein songs and playwright Douglas Carter Beane’s revised script gives Cinderella more spunk and self-confidence.
Watch for: North Carolina native William Ivey Long’s gorgeous costumes, including Cinderella’s magical change from rags to glittering ball gown, won him his sixth Tony Award. Anna Louizos’ beautiful sets look straight out of a children’s fairy-tale book.
About the tour: Unless you’ve got a trip planned to New York City soon, this is your best chance to see the show, because the Broadway “Cinderella” closes Jan. 3 after a two-year run.
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Where to see it: Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St.
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23.
Info: 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com