Keke Palmer makes history by becoming first black Cinderella on Broadway
Keke Palmer is set to make history–again. The actress, singer and talk show host will be the first black Cinderella on Broadway when she stars in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, beginning September 9.
“She acts beautifully, she dances, she sings — she’s an amazing young woman,” producer Robyn Goodman told the Associated Press. “I think she’s going to be just so lovely.”
It won’t be the first time we’ve seen a multicultural “Cinderella” — singer Brandy played the title role in a cast that included Whoopi Goldberg, Whitney Houston, Victor Garber and Bernadette Peters in a 1997 television movie — but it will be the first time on the Great White Way.
“I feel like the reason I’m able to do this is definitely because Brandy did it on TV,” Palmer told AP. “In me doing this, it shows everybody that everything is possible.”
Currently, you can watch Palmer on the hit Showtime series “Masters of Sex” as Coral, Libby Master’s maid and baby nurse.
Earlier this year, the actress made history by becoming the youngest talk show host in TV history. Her show, The Keke Palmer Project recently debuted on BET.
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