Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway is about to get sassier.
With the Broadway show ending its run in January, they just leaked the fact that NeNe Leakes will be joining the cast in its final months of production!
The Real Housewives star snagged the role of Cinderella's stepmother, Madame, and will start her role on November 25th alongside Keke Palmer!
NeNe couldn't contain herself, she revealed the great news to Twitter, saying:
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Ms. Fine is making her way to Broadway, y'all!!
Fran Drescher will be making her Broadway debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella next February!
The Nanny star is cast in the show as Cinderella's stepmother, Madame.
This will definitely be a different side to the comedienne! We're so used to seeing her as a funny, upbeat woman with a HIGHlarious laugh!
But this show isn't your normal Disney classic! This version of Cinderella is slightly more modern
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Or at least she WILL be!
Just as Angelina Jolie will appear as the villainous Maleficent in a live-action re-telling of Sleeping Beauty, Cate Blanchett is currently in negotiations to take on the role of the evil stepmother in an updated version of Cinderella set to be produced by Disney.
Thanks to the success of their Alice in Wonderland remake with Johnny Depp, the House of Mouse has been developing this project since May of 2010, and
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