Shout Factory TV Streams Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Free All Month

Shout Factory TV Streams Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Free All Month

The live production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, starring Lesley Ann Warren, is back to free streaming thanks to Shout Factory's new online platform!

The 1965 broadcast was a remake of the original production that starred Julie Andrews as Cinderella which aired almost ten years earlier and was a huge success for CBS. Following several improvements and edits, the 1965 version was filmed starring Lesley Ann Warren. 

The live production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is now available to stream:



The live TV film of Cinderella aired on CBS in February 1965 and was the highest-rated television program on CBS for the next 40 years, setting the record for the show that held that record for the longest time in history.

The musical has been added to our growing list of free musicals and plays you can stream online. Cinderella will be available throughout the month of November through Shout Factory TV.

Since Oscar Hammerstein II passed away four years before the live broadcast, Richard Rodgers took the lead on this "revival" and served as the Executive Producer on set. As with all their musicals, Cinderella features music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.



Lesley Ann Warren (making her television debut) stars in the live production together with Stuart Damon, Celeste Holm, Walter Pigeon, and Ginger Rogers. The cut song "Loneliness of Evening," was removed from the original Julie Andrews production, and was reinstated for this live taping. The song was later added to the recent Broadway revival that starred Laura Osnes.

In his TV review for The New York Times, Jack Gould said: "The musical version of "Cinderella," written for television by Richard Rodgers and the late Oscar Hammerstein 2d, was revived last night -- for the first time since 1957 -- in a richly costumed and sumptuously mounted production on the Columbia Broadcasting System's network."