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Monday 6 July 2015

Keke 1st black Broadway Cinderella

Published 05/08/2014 | 09:55

Keke Palmer is to be the first black actress to play Cinderella on Broadway
Keke Palmer is to be the first black actress to play Cinderella on Broadway

Keke Palmer is to be the first black actress to play Cinderella on Broadway.

Like many girls, the 21-year-old actress and singer grew up dreaming of meeting a prince who would whisk her away to a life of love and happiness. In her case, it's going to happen - eight shows a week on Broadway.

Keke said she'll be stepping into the title role in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella from September 9 at the Broadway Theatre.

She will become the first African-American to play the part on the Great White Way and will be making her professional stage debut.

Keke has appeared in the films Barbershop 2: Back in Business and Akeelah and the Bee, has a BET talk show, Just Keke, and appeared in TV in Showtime's Masters of Sex. Her albums include the 2007 CD So Uncool and a self-titled 2012 EP.

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