Thursday, October 7, 2010


For the upcoming holidays, Playhouse Merced's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. In researching for the poster, I read an amazing statistic: The original 1958 broadcast of this made-for-television musical, starring Julie Andrews, was broadcast live on the evening of March 31, 1957. It was watched by the largest TV viewership at that time–107 million viewers. That was 60% of the American population in 1957.