What do Days of our Lives' Charles Shaughnessy (ex-Shane Donovan; ex-Alistair Crawford, General Hospital), three-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, and Hollywood stars Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston have in common? All four are connected to Ever After, a modern twist on the Cinderella story that sees strong-willed and independent Danielle making all of her dreams come true. But while Barrymore and Huston starred in the 1998 film version of the story, Shaughnessy and Ebersole will be starring in the upcoming theater version of the tale.
The two will take the stage as the evil Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent and the loving King Francis, beginning Thursday, May 21, at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse.
"This is no fairy tale. Ever After sets the record straight on the fable of Cinderella," states an official release. "It was never about fairy godmothers, talking mice, or magic pumpkins. Her name was Danielle and it was always about her wit, her smarts, her strength, and her good friend Leonardo da Vinci. She makes her own dreams come true. Warm and romantic, funny and smart, this is the musical you've been waiting for."
Ever After will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:00PM, Thursday at 1:30PM and 7:00PM, Friday at 7:00PM, Saturday at 1:30PM and 7:00PM and Sunday at 1:30PM and 7:00PM. Tickets are on sale now and range from $28 to $99. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org.