Carly Ray Jepsen steps in Cinderellas shoes

The pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen, who rose to fame in 2012 with her pop single “Call Me Maybe,” will go from the concert stage to the theatre stage early next year when Jepsen will also make her Broadway debut in the title role of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.


Jepsen will step into the glass slippers from 4 Feb onwards for a 12-week run. She will be joining Fran Drescher, who is also making her debut on the same date and has been cast as the cruel stepmother. Jepsen is replacing Laura Osnes, who will complete her yearlong run in January.


Rae Jepsen, 28, grew up with dreams of acting on Broadway and performed in high school productions like Annie, Grease and The Wiz in British Columbia before turning her focus to creating her own music. She also attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts after high school.

Jepsen is also working on a new album planned for release next year. Call Me Maybe sold over 10 million copies in 2012, when it was the best-selling digital single worldwide.

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