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Keke Palmer to Become First Black Cinderella on Broadway

Actress and BET talk show host Keke Palmer, will make her Broadway debut in September in the lead role of Rodgers + Hammerstein's musical Cinderella.

Actress and BET talk show host Keke Palmer, will make her Broadway debut in September in the lead role of Rodgers + Hammerstein's musical Cinderella. Palmer will be the first African American actress to play Cinderella on Broadway.

“We are excited to have this multi-talented young actress/singer join our happy Cinderella family,” says producer Robyn Goodman. “She grew up in the Chicago acting community and definitely has musical theater in her blood.”

In a press statement, Palmer added, "I have an infinite amount of gratitude to show, I am thankful to be able to do this and excited for the discipline it will bring."

Palmer’s first performance as Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre begins September 9th.