March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title.
Broadway’s original Into the Woods Cinderella, Kim Crosby, makes the role look deceptively easy. Take “Cinderella at the Grave” for instance: she nails the complicated rhythms, the clear delivery of the lyrics that contradict our expectations that all Cinderella wants is to meet the prince and live happily ever after and the emotions that lie behind what she truly wants – acceptance and, superficially, to dance at the King’s festival. Here we see the ghost of her mother interrogating the same complexities as she asks whether what Cinderella wants and what she wishes for are the same thing.
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