Broadway plays are tres not my thing–if it’s not showing at the Met, I shant be going–but I might make an exception now that Carly Rae Jepsen is heading to the Great White Way.
Starting on February 4th, CRJ will take over the lead role in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” opposite Fran Drescher as her wicked stepmother. That’s right darlings, Carly Rae is now Cindy Rella.
While it may seem odd to cast a pop tart like CRJ in such a high-profile role, Carly says that she can totes see herself in Cinder’s glass shoes.
“It’s so hopeful and inspiring,” she said. “I’ve always been one to believe in the impossible, so I relate to her character completely.”
Relating to a character is all well and good Carly but can you act? Her only other stage experience was in high school where she starred in “Annie,” “The Wiz” and “Grease” before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts. So basically: she hasn’t done any acting that actually matters to anyone other than her mother.
Now all they need is to cast the rest of the musical–any suggestions? Maybe we could get her Fairy God Bieber to come out of retirement…