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It’s a “Dream Come True”! Keke Palmer becomes Broadway’s 1st Black Cinderella

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First she became the youngest talk show host ever and now she’s the first black Cinderella on Broadway – it looks like Keke Palmer is all for breaking records this year!

The young Hollywood star and host of new talk show “Just Keke” has been cast as the first black Cinderella in a Broadway production. The 21-year-old will debut her Broadway career in the Rodgers & Hammerstein‘s Cinderella on Broadway, which starts on Tuesday 9th September 2014.

As this is her first Broadway show, she is looking to Brandy – who played Cinderella in the 1997 movie adaptation with the late Whitney Houston for inspiration.

Speaking on her new role, Keke stated “I feel like the reason I’m able to do this is definitely because Brandy did it on TV“. “In me doing this, it shows everybody that everything is possible“. It’s a “dream come true“.

Congratulations to her!

11 Comments

  1. nanciejul

    August 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats Keke, be an inspiration.

  2. missyJ

    August 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    But our very own Grace Amah played Cinderella in a home movie so???

    • chimoh

      August 5, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      kaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, i practically busted into laughter at work ohhhhhhh cheiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    • Anonymous

      August 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      I can’t!! ROTFL! I seriously just LedOL! And I am at work! Nice comment!

  3. Diddi

    August 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Brandy has acted like Cinderella in the musical interracial one. Don’t get the news as she is the only black to get there. I guess i need clarity.

    • Me

      August 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      She is the first black actress to be Cinderella on Broadway, which is prestigious theatre acting. Brandy was in a crappy made for TV movie. Very very very big difference.

    • Diddi

      August 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Ok. Now i get.

  4. sum1special

    August 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    She truely is blessed.

  5. Mostest

    August 5, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Its a dream come true for a black girl to reprise a role famously held by white people. Will a white man feel the same way if he was to play kunta kinte?

    • obi-talk

      August 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      I really laffed when I read this white man playing kunta kinte

  6. @edDREAMZ

    August 5, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Congrat to her and she is so beautifull…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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