Joe Carroll begins performances as Prince Topher in Broadway's Cinderella on January 28.
Joe Carroll begins performances as Prince Topher in Broadway's Cinderella on January 28.
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Beginning January 28, Joe Carroll will take over for Tony nominee Santino Fontana, who ends his yearlong run as Prince Topher in Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre.

Carroll comes from the recent Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, in which he played Balthazar and understudied Orlando Bloom in the title role. He has also appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once and made television appearances on The Carrie Diaries and All My Children. Carroll will perform opposite the previously announced pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, who takes over for two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes as the production's new Cinderella on February 4. Fran Drescher will also begin performances as Cinderella's stepmother Madame on February 4, replacing Tony Award winner Harriet Harris.

Also beginning January 28, Todd Buonopane (Grease) will replace original cast member Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel and ensemble member Stephanie Gibson will replace Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle.

On January 21, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark will return to her role as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother Marie, for which she earned a Tony nomination. She takes the place of three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker, who took over the role in September 2013 while Clark joined the Broadway production of Sharr White's The Snow Geese.

Additional performers set to join the Broadway ensemble this January are Jessica Hershberg (starting performances January 7), Callan Bergmann (January 7), Nathan Lucrezio (January 10), Jeff Pew (January 16), and Kaitlyn Davidson (January 28).

The fairy tale of Cinderella, featuring a classic score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, receives a modernized twist by Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane. The musical's cast currently stars Laura Osnes as Cinderella and Santino Fontana as Prince Topher, Harriet Harris as Madame, Rebecca Luker as Fairy Godmother Marie, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte, Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher's mentor and Lord Chancellor, Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel, and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. Jill Abramovitz, Kristine Bendul, Callan Bergmann, Stephanie Gibson, Shonica Gooden, Kendal Hartse, Robert Hartwell, Jessica Hershberg, Laura Irion, Andy Jones, Brandon Leffler, Andy Mills, Linda Mugleston, Alessa Neeck, Peter Nelson, Kirstin Tucker, Cody Williams, Branch Woodman, and Kevin Worley complete the ensemble.

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