First Look: Carly Rae Jepsen Shows Off The Dress She’ll Wear As Cinderella On Broadway


Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will be making her Broadway debut this season as the lead in the new musical production Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Carly’s big Broadway debut is less than a month away so to get fans excited for the show, she shared a photo on her official Instagram profile of her trying on the big ball gown that she will wear in the show. Click below to see Carly rockin’ her Cinderella gown and learn more about the Broadway production that she will be starring in starting in just a few short weeks.

Carly Rae Jepsen is gearing up for her big Broadway debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Feb. 4, and, as a treat to fans, she’s now shared a pair of Instagram photos from behind the scenes. The “Call Me Maybe” singer, 28, looks like real royalty in a black-and-white snapshot posted on Tuesday, as she wears a voluminous ball gown with plenty of bustle. From the photo’s caption, it’s clear she loves her new look. “First day on set and they let me try on the BIG wedding dress!” Jepsen wrote. “They had to bribe me with smarties to take it off.” In a second photo, Jepsen stands in front of a mirror and tries on Cinderella’s storied glass slipper for the first time, gleefully noting, “It fits!” News of Jepsen’s casting first broke in late December. She’ll be replacing Tony-nominated Laura Osnes in the Broadway production, and will follow in the glass-slippered steps of Julie Andrews and Brandy, who starred in TV versions of the rags-to-riches musical. Jepsen isn’t the only famous face to join the Cinderella cast: The Nanny’s Fran Drescher will take the stage as the wicked stepmother.

I’ve actually heard really great things about this production of Cinderella on Broadway. Now, I can’t say that I’m all that convinced that Carly Rae has got the chops to slay on Broadway but I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. I don’t know about any of Jepsen’s acting abilities but I assume she had to audition for the role and … was good enough to get the part so … yeah. I’m certain playing Cinderella must be some kind of dream come true for CRJ so I wish her all the luck in the world. Break a leg, Carly! Here’s hoping your Broadway debut is a successful one.

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  • Kim

    Huh….considering “Call Me Maybe” was the only song I ever heard from her I am skeptical how she would be on Broadway. But like you said Trent, she must have tried out….

  • Alicia Mayo-White

    I had the amazing opportunity of seeing her 2 years ago when she was opening for Hanson. It was just her, Tavish and her drummer and it was still one of the best performances I have ever seen. This girl can SING. I am sure she will do phenomenal in her new role.

    It’s a bit of a shame Canadians who are super successful here in Canada still need to try and break into the American scene. Carly’s music has been playing on the radio for years in Canada and it’s all really good. Curiosity, Tug of War and Sour Candy are all amazing songs of hers.

    • Kim

      good to know :) Not that I wil be in NY to see the show…although I would love to!