The 'Call Me Maybe' singer is about to embark upon a fairytale role.
Carly Rae Jepsen is to make her move back into theatre with her role of Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, set to hit Broadway early next year. The 28 year-old pop singer, who rose to fame with the catchy single 'Call Me Maybe,' will take the title role in the production that was originally written for television, with Julie Andrews best known for her 1957 portrayal.
Carly Rae Jepsen Will Fulfill Her Broadway Dreams In 'Cinderella.'
"I'm ready to spill my NYC secret," Carly teased on Twitter, following with "I am going to be playing Cinderella on Broadway starting Feb. 4th!" The excited star added "Dream come true" to a deluge of fan support and enthusiasm.
The star, who placed third in 2007's Canadian Idol, may have made her recent fame singing catchy, chart-climbing ditties but Carly apparently grew up with dreams of performing on Broadway, took roles in several high school musicals and attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts after high school, according to the New York Times.
The Pop Star Has Been Trained In Musical Theatre So Should Ace The Role.
"It was essentially musical theater training with studies in singing, dancing and acting," Carly said of her stage training. "My favorite part of the school year was our trip to New York, where we met Broadway performers and toured the theaters."
Though Cinderella is a classic fairy story, known and loved by children the world over, Carly spoke of the special meaning the tale holds for her. "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."
Carly Will Begin Her 12-Week Broadway Run From The 4th February 2014.
Jepsen will step out on to the stage in the famous glass slippers from the 4th February 2014 for a 12-week run, replacing Laura Osnes, who will complete her yearlong run in January. Carly will join The Nanny's Fran Drescher in the production, who has been cast as Cinderella's malicious stepmother.
Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' was the best-selling digital single worldwide in 2012, selling over 10 million copies.