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Cinderella Story 'Ever After' to Charm Broadway

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Anna Kimmell, left, and Bradley Bergeron, right, will play Cinderella and her prince in the Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” through Dec. 20 at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre.

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Anna Kimmell, left, and Bradley Bergeron, right, will play Cinderella and her prince in the Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” through Dec. 20 at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre.

NEW YORK (AP) -- There will apparently be back-to-back Cinderella stories on Broadway in the coming seasons.

Producers announced Tuesday plans to bring a new musical based on the Drew Barrymore film "Ever After" in the 2013-14 season under the direction and choreography of Kathleen Marshall.

"Ever After" will feature music by Zina Goldrich and a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisle, who also are teaming up for "The Great American Mousical" at the Goodspeed Opera House.

The story is set in 16th century France, where a young noble woman learns to stand up to her scheming stepmother, befriends Leonardo Da Vinci and wins over a French prince.

It will follow a production of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" on Broadway, which is slated for next season with an updated book by Douglas Carter Beane.


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