According to the Associated Press "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen is heading to Broadway to take over the lead role in "Cinderella" starting Feb. 4 for 12 weeks. Also joining the cast on that date, as the Evil Step-mother, is TV star, Fran Drescher of "The Nanny" fame. Both Jespen and Dreshcher will be making their Broadway debut.
Jepsen spent time in high school 'trodding the boards' starring in "Annie," ''The Wiz" and "Grease" and dreamed of being on Broadway but ultimately turned her attention to her own music. She attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts after high school.
In an email to The New York Times, Jespen said about her theater training, “It was essentially musical theater training with studies in singing, dancing and acting. My favorite part of the school year was our trip to New York, where we met Broadway performers and toured the theaters.” She cited her love of Cinderella’s story as a reason for choosing this particular production as her Broadway debut. “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.”
Ms. Jepsen is also working on a new album planned for release next year.