February 4, 2021
The 1997 TV movie Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Brandy, will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ Feb. 12.
With Brandy in the title role, the musical also stars Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Natalie Desselle Reid, Bernadette Peters, Paolo Montalban, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox.
Originally premiering on Nov. 2, 1997, to 60 million viewers during “The Wonderful World of Disney” on ABC, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella earned seven Emmy Award nominations. The 1997 film features original songs by the iconic songwriting duo Rodgers & Hammerstein, including “Impossible,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “Ten Minutes Ago,” “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?” and “A Lovely Night.”
In Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, when Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her fairy godmother.
The movie was directed by Robert Iscove, written by Robert I. Freedman, and choreographed by Rob Marshall.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will join the “Celebrate Black Stories” collection on Disney+ alongside Soul, Black Is King, Black Panther, Hidden Figures and other content.