'Cinderella' to welcome Leakes, then dance off Broadway

September 4, 2014 12:07 AM

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'Cinderella' to welcome Leakes, then dance off Broadway

Producers of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella announced Wednesday that the production will end its nearly two-year run on Jan. 3 -- but not before The Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes assumes the role of our heroine's nemesis, known here as "Madame."

Eakes will play the role from Nov. 25 to the closing. Prior to that, it will be portrayed - from Sept. 9 to Nov. 22 -- from another TV name: Sherri Shepherd (above) of The View fame. First played in the production by Harriet Harris, Madame was also a showcase for Fran Drescher, for six months earlie...

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