Broadway's 'Cinderella' musical closing in January

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NEW YORK (AP) — The fairy tale for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" on Broadway is over. The musical will close in January after nearly two years.

Producers said Wednesday the show will end after the Jan. 3 performance at the Broadway Theatre. It will have had 41 previews and 770 regular performances.

The traditional tale was given a sly and witty makeover by Douglas Carter Beane, who updated the story but kept the songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II which include "In My Own Little Corner" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"

Producers also said that NeNe Leakes from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" will replace TV star Sherri Shepherd in the role of the stepmother from Nov. 25 to Jan. 3. Keke Palmer is about to star as Cinderella.

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