Carly Rae Jepsen, whose "Call Me Maybe" launched a thousand parodies and lip dubs and made us wonder how you can miss someone so bad when he hasn't come into your life yet, is heading to Broadway. With Fran Drescher!
Jepsen will take over the titular role in "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" from Laura Osnes, who was nominated for a Tony, on February 4. That's also Drescher's start date as her evil stepmother. Drescher's predecessor in the role is Tony award winner Harriet Harris.
Both Drescher and Jepsen are making their Broadway debuts and filling the shoes and/or glass slippers of talented Broadway vets, which won't be easy (Jepsen did star in her high school's musicals, the AP noted, and attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts, so clearly she's ready to take this on). At least they'll only have to do it for a limited time: Drescher signed on for just 10 weeks, while Jepsen is doing 12.
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