Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Coming to Disney+

At the stroke of midnight on Friday, February 12, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+.

The beloved televised movie musical stars Brandy in the title role and Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Natalie Desselle Reid, Bernadette Peters, Paolo Montalban, Jason Alexander, and Veanne Cox.

Celebrated for its diverse representation, sweeping musical acts, and unforgettable song book, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella features an incredible array of beloved and original songs by the iconic songwriting duo Rodgers & Hammerstein, including “Impossible,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “A Lovely Night,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” and more. It originally premiered on November 2, 1997 to sixty million viewers during The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC and became an instant fan favorite, beloved by critics and audiences alike and earning 7 Emmy Award nominations.

In Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, when Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother. The film was directed by Robert Iscove, written by Robert I. Freedman, and choregraphed by Rob Marshall. Whitney Houston, Debra Martin Chase, Craig Zadan, and Neil Meron served as Executive Producers. Chris Montan was a Producer and Robyn Crawford was an Associate Producer.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will join the Celebrate Black Stories collection that is on Disney+ alongside Soul, Black Is King, Black Panther, Hidden Figures, and more.

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