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The Most Watched Performance In History Happens When Julie Andrews Stars As Cinderella In Rodgers And Hammerstein's Musical Written Especially For Television, Costarring Edie Adams, Kaye Ballard, Alice Ghostley And Jon Cypher, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #JulieAndrews #Cinderella #RodgersAndHammerstein #Musicals #EdieAdams #KayeBallard #AliceGhostley #JonCypher #GoldenAgeOfTelevision #GoldenAgeOfTV #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
On March 31, 1957, 107 million people in the United States, fully 60% of the country's population, tuned in to see this live broadcast on the CBS television network, who had decided that they wanted to create a Broadway-style musical that could be seen in every living room in America. They invited the famous team of Rodgers and Hammerstein, who were synonymous with Broadway musicals at the time, to write a musical especially for television based on the story of Cinderella by French author Charles Perrault (who also wrote The Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots and Bluebeard). Cinderella is the only musical Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote for television, and they wrote it specifically as a vehicle for Julie Andrews, who played the title role. As Richard Rodgers wrote in his autobiography, "What sold us immediately was the chance to work with Julie." The resulting enormous audience for this production, the largest for any single theatrical performance up till that date, caused Rodgers to muse that it would have taken 110 years of performances for Cinderella to have received as large an audience in a Broadway theater as it did on that single night (Black/White, 1957, 1 Hour 17 Minutes.).
Oscar Hammerstein II (Play and Lyrics), Richard Rodgers (Musical Composition), Charles Perrault (Novel)
Julie Andrews ... Cinderella
Jon Cypher ... Prince Christopher
Edith Adams (Edie Adams) ... Fairy Godmother
Kaye Ballard ... Stepsister Portia
Alice Ghostley ... Stepsister Joy
Ilka Chase ... The Stepmother
Howard Lindsay ... King
Dorothy Stickney ... The Queen