Carly Rae Jepsen was on break back home in Canada with her family this week. The singer posted a photo via Instagram alongside the caption: “Jepsen family onesie party!”
She also tweeted out news that she will be replacing Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes in the Broadway play Cinderella. Fran Drescher will play the evil stepmother. Carly wrote: “Sooooo… I’m ready to spill my NYC secret. I am going to be playing Cinderella on Broadway starting Feb. 4th! Dream come true”
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According to the New York Times – the 28-year-old’s role will last 12 weeks. Jepsen performed in high school productions of “Annie,” “Grease” and “The Wiz” in British Columbia before turning her focus to creating her own music. She also told the paper that she attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts after high school.
“It was essentially musical theater training with studies in singing, dancing and acting. My favorite part of the school year was our trip to New York, where we met Broadway performers and toured the theaters.”
Playing Cinderella is perfect for her. She states, “It’s so hopeful and inspiring. I’ve always been one to believe in the impossible, so I relate to her character completely.”
She’s also working on a new album planned for release next year.View Slideshow »»