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Keke Palmer Cast As Broadway's First Black Cinderella

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08/05/2014 6:56 pm
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Keke Palmer Cast As Broadway's First Black Cinderella
Media Courtesy of VanityFair

Carleen Slon

Staff Writer

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Keke Palmer has made history this year by becoming the youngest ever talk show host.  Come this September she is going to make history once again. Actress and singer Keke Palmer will be making her Broadway debut as Cinderella in the hit Tony Award-winning musical this September. She will make history by becoming the first ever African- American Cinderella on the Great White way. The 20-year-old told Vanityfair, “I don’t really celebrate,” she told us. “And besides, I still don’t believe it is real!” Palmer, like most people young and old, shares her memories involving Cinderella: from the Disney classic to the 1997 TV movie starring Brandy and Whitney Houston. When asked about the heavy task about doing two shows a night in front of audiences and Broadway in general she looked at it as a thrill,  “Thinking about that [audience] gives me energy,” she continued. “Seeing that many people in the audience, who you can’t recognize, that's what excites you and gets you pumped.” She has made quite a name for herself; in the past 10 years Palmer has been opposite Queen Latifah in movies such as Barber Shop 2: Back in Business and the reunited with her in Joyful Noise. Palmer has also starred in films and TV shows such as Akeelah and the Bee, Madea’s Family Reunion, and the Nickelodeon television series True Jackson, VP. Her latest accomplishment was hosting her talk show entitled  Just Keke, on BET for a four-week run. When she isn't busy she likes hanging with friends and catching movies. Now, however, she is ready to get back to New York City to start her four week rehearsals for the show.  You can catch Keke Palmer in Rogers and Hammerstein: Cinderella when she makes her Broadway debut in September. What do you think about Keke joining the Broadway cast of Cinderella? Let us know in the comments below! Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     

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