Kelly & Michael: Carly Rae Jepsen Cinderella Jitters + NYC Tourist

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Kelly & Michael: Carly Rae Jepsen Cinderella

You know her from the hit song “Call Me Maybe,” but Carly Rae Jepsen is now taking on a classic fairy tale role in Broadway’s Cinderella. Kelly and Michael were excited for Jepsen, who now considers herself a New Yorker.

Kelly and Michael: Carly Rae Jepsen NYC Tourist

Kelly & Michael: Carly Rae Jepsen Cinderella Jitters + NYC Tourist

Pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen is now taking over Broadway in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and she told Kelly & Michael she is a tourist. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

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Carly said she may move here permanently, and her friends and family keep asking her what her plans are, since she keeps discovering new things she loves about New York. It’s true that the city has a seductive way about it. She gets some free time during the day to explore the city, and she took her sister to the Empire State Building.

“Sometimes when you live here, you forget to do the touristy things, and they’re so great to do,” Kelly said. Jepsen also loves jazz, so she has been exploring that in the city’s music scene.

Jepsen is starring as Cinderella in the classic story now on Broadway. She said she feels like part of a family with her castmates. Fran Drescher is currently playing the stepmother, and Jepsen told Kelly and Michael how much she loves Fran’s distinctive voice.

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Kelly & Michael: Carly Rae Jepsen Opening Night Jitters

What were her opening night jitters like? Jepsen admitted that it was terrifying at first. She said that rehearsals take place in small studios without the whole cast. Suddenly you are thrown in with all the costumes, props, and cast for a single dress rehearsal before the opening performance.

Carly Rae Jepsen told the hosts that she was not expecting that, coming from a more polished and well-rehearsed background, but it seems like she has found her footing on the stage.

You can see her in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, now playing at the Broadway Theatre. The hosts did not discuss with her what her plans are for a return to the world of pop music, but I guess we’ll just have to keep listening to find out, so stay tuned after her run on Broadway.

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