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Interview with actress, director and activist Diane Phelan about playing Cinderella on Broadway

By Valerie Milano

Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 06/19/2023 – Diane Phelan is an actor, director and activist based in New York City. She is the founder of the #RacismIsaVirus campaign and #UnapologeticallyAsian, both aimed to activate and empower Asian Americans and redefine what it means to be American right now. Both orgs have been featured in the NYTimes, Reuters, Asia Journal and Next Shark.

Diane Phelan Into the Woods

Diane is currently performing in the amazing Broadway revival of Into the Woods where she was the first Asian American to play the role of Cinderella, Lucinda and Cinderella’s Stepmother. Direct from Broadway, the critically acclaimed and much beloved production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony®-winning triumph is coming to the Ahmanson with its Broadway stars to boot. (JUNE 27 – JULY 30, 2023) Into the Woods features Montego Glover as The Witch, Stephanie J. Block as The Baker’s Wife, Sebastian Arcelus as The Baker, and Gavin Creel as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf – all reprising their Broadway roles – in a production called “radiant” (Variety), “enchanting” (The Wall Street Journal), and “a priceless revival with a perfect cast” (The Washington Post).

The Hollywood Times had the opportunity to speak with Diane about her role as Cinderella in “Into The Woods”. Enjoy the interview:

Directed by Lear deBessonet (Hercules), this theatrical event honors Sondheim’s legendary memory and his Broadway masterpiece like never before. She has performed in lead roles on Broadway as well as national & international productions, most notably in School of Rock, West Side Story, & King and I.

Diane Phelan (Photo Instagram)

She is the founder for the Broadway Diversity Project. You can catch her starring in the film MARRY HARRY currently streaming on AmazonPrimeVideo.com.

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