ABC Information Studios will air, as a part of Disney’s World Princess Week, Cinderella: The Reunion, A Particular Version of 20/20 on Tuesday, August 23 at 8/7c on ABC. (It will likely be obtainable to stream the next day on Hulu). The twenty fifth anniversary celebration will function members of its all-star forged: Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, and Veanne Cox. Following the news particular, The Fantastic World of Disney will air, for the primary time on broadcast tv in additional than twenty years, a presentation of the unique 1997 movie at 9/8c. (You’ll be able to stream the film now on Disney+.)
The one-hour particular will dive into the movie’s optimistic influence on illustration in Hollywood and options interviews with stars who share a connection to the undertaking, together with Billy Porter (the gender-neutral fairy godmother, Fabulous Godmother, within the 2021 Amazon Authentic Cinderella reimagining), Jade Jones (Belle within the off-Broadway tour of Magnificence and the Beast, and singer-songwriter and choreographer Todrick Corridor (a Cinderella superfan who has drawn inspiration from the movie all through his profession). It’s going to additionally function interviews with the movie’s unique manufacturing workforce, together with producers Debra Martin Chase and Neil Meron and costume designer Ellen Mirojnick.
“We’re delighted that the twenty fifth anniversary of this landmark incarnation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is being celebrated on its unique community,” mentioned Imogen Lloyd Webber, SVP at Harmony Theatricals, on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Group, in an announcement. “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s unforgettable rating is really timeless — nonetheless enchanting listeners 80 years after their partnership started and 65 years since their Cinderella first charmed the biggest viewers in tv historical past.”
The basic Disney live-action movie included the groundbreaking second in tv historical past with America’s first Black Cinderella (Brandy) and Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston), who helped the previous after her merciless stepmother prevented her from attending the Royal Ball. The reunion particular explores how the revolutionary made-for-television musical expanded society’s view of the time period “princess” and along with interviews with the unique forged, it would embrace uncommon behind-the-scenes footage with Houston.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella initially premiered on November 2, 1997, to 60 million viewers on ABC’s The Fantastic World of Disney. It was nominated for seven Emmys. The movie options beloved and unique songs by the enduring songwriting duo Rodgers & Hammerstein, together with “Not possible,” “In My Personal Little Nook,” “Ten Minutes In the past,” “A Beautiful Evening,” and “Do I Love You As a result of You’re Stunning?”
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was initially introduced on tv in 1957 and starred Julie Andrews. It was the one musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for the medium.
Cinderella: The Reunion, A Particular Version of 20/20, Tuesday, September 23, 8/7c, ABC
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