Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman have announced that Ever After, a new musical based on the 20th Century Fox Film, will open on Broadway in the 2013-2014 season following a pre-Broadway engagement to be announced.
The production will be directed and choreographed by three-tim Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Ever After featured music by Zina Goldrich and book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, who recently won the 2012 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre for most promising musical theatre lyricist. The music director is Mary Mitchell Campbell.
Ever After is based on the film starring Drew Barrymore of the same name. According to press notes, it tells the story of Danielle de Barbarac, the daughter of a Nobleman in 16th Century France, who embarks on a series of adventures, standing up to her scheming stepmother, befriending Leonardo DaVinci and winning the love of the crown prince of France. This new musical sets the record straight on the fable of Cinderella, showing how a strong-willed, independent girl can make her dreams come true without the help of fairy godmothers, talking mice, or magic pumpkins. Casting and performance dates will be announced later.
Plans for another Cinderella are already in the works. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is set to open in the 2012-2013 season, with a revised book by Douglas Cater Beane.