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Rodgers & Hammerstein on Broadway! New Production!

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OK, well the show is over. Here's my opinion:It's got that gorgeous old Rodgers & Hammerstein score that we baby boomers remember 
from TV (Ten Minutes Ago, A Lovely Night, In My Own Little Corner, Impossible!, etc.) 
mixed with gorgeous sets & costumes (Into the Woods meets A Little Night Music on the 
way to Beauty & the Beast) and gorgeous symphonic orchestrations that sweep you away 
with goose bumps.
It's color blind casting but still uneven. One one hand you have Broadway's best: Tony 
winner Victoria Clark (Light in the Piazza) as the Fairy Godmother Marie. In this version she
starts as a homeless woman named Marie and then blossoms into the Fairy Godmother, 
complete with WINGS and yes she flies, as the Wicked Stepmother the fabulous Harriet 
Harris (Tony winner from Thoroughly Modern Millie and you may remember her from 
Desperate Housewives as "Felicia"), as Cinderella, the beautiful petite soprano Laura Osnes 
(Bonnie & Clyde, Anything Goes an…