Carly Rae Jepsen may not be the best at sports — as proven by her dismal first pitch at a Tampa Bay Rays/Houston Astros game this year — but she hasn’t given up on balls. Jepsen will be attending one when she takes the stage in the title role in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” on Broadway next year.
Jepsen will take over the role from Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes on February 4, according to The Washington Post, and will play Cindy for 12 weeks. Fran Drescher of “The Nanny” fame will also be joining the cast as Cinderella’s stepmother.
Following the success of her 2012 Grammy-nominated single “Call Me Maybe,” Jepsen is currently working on a new record. She described the upcoming disc to Billboard as “a pop album, but … an album that is my own version of pop,” citing Robyn, Kimbra, La Roux and Dragonette as influences.
“I think I have a folky side in my blood from what I used to listen to with my parents, and it’ll be fun to incorporate that more in the verses of the pop songs, a little something deeper to the verses,” she added. “That’s what I love about the pop stars I just named, is they don’t do just your regular kind of pop songs. There’s some stuff to hold onto and dig into. That’s what I want to do.”
The record has yet to get a release date, so fans will just have to sate themselves by watching Jepsen belt out “In My Own Little Corner” on Broadway until then.