“The Prince is giving a ball!” and you’re invited to attend. This brand-new version of the classic story follows Cinderella as she rises from the ashes to learn that she only needs to be herself to find true happiness.
Douglas Carter Beane
Douglas Carter Beane was Artistic Director for Drama Dept. at the Greenwich House for ten years. As director/writer his current projects include the musical Hood (score by Lewis Flinn, Dallas Theater Center), Noel Coward’s Me and The Girls (reading at Roundabout, being developed for Michael Urie), Star-Spangled (score by Lewis Flinn, workshopped at the Vineyard) To Wong Foo (score by Lewis Flinn), The Big Time (score by Douglas J. Cohen, concert at McCarter Theatre Center with Santino Fontana) and Rodgers and Hart’s Babes in Arms.
As a sole playwright/librettist, he has earned five Tony nominations and one Olivier nomination. Beane’s plays are The Little Dog Laughed, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Nance, Shows For Days, Music From A Sparkling Planet, The Country Club, Advice From A Caterpillar and The Cartells. His musicals are Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Lysistrata Jones, Sister Act and Xanadu.
He has written the libretto for the Metropolitan Opera’s Die Fledermaus, which is currently in their repertory, and the summer show at Radio City Music Hall.
He wrote the film adaptation of his play Advice From A Caterpillar, as well as the screenplay of To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. He resides in New York City with his husband, composer Lewis Flinn, and their son, Cooper and daughter, Gabrielle.