from "Entertainment Weekly", August 8, 1997


RANDOM SHOT

A SHOE-IN

Poof!  Who needs a prince when you've got gowns like these?  Here's an early
peek at Brandy (far right) and Whitney Houston all gussled up to play
Cinderella and her fairy godmother in ABC's remake of the Rodgers &
Hammerstein musical (Nov. 2), costarring Jason Alexander and Whoopi Goldberg. 

"We've modernized the characters' motivations," says exec producer Craig
Zadan.  So look for a prince (Paolo Montalban) who loves Cindy for her beauty
and her mind.  Also updated: a score that has Houston belting out "There's
Music in You."  But it's still a rags-to-riches story: The $12 million budget
makes it among the richest TV movies ever.  Says Zadan: "It wasn't like we
could use sparklers for a fairy dust.  This is the '90s."

                                                          ---Jessica Shaw