KeKe Palmer is so headed towards “it” girl territory!
The BET host made history last night, becoming the first Black woman to play Cinderella on Broadway when she left her glass slipper on the hardwood floor of the Broadway Theatre on opening night of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”
“Young black girls that think that certain things aren’t possible, it’s good for them to just be able to see someone that looks like them and lets them know it’s possible, but it also lets them know that just because you have never seen it, doesn’t mean that you can’t be it,” KeKe said when she first announced the role.
KeKe took to the stage with Sherri Shepherd, who also made history as the first Black woman to play Cinderella’s evil step-mother. The duo received a warm standing ovation after their performance, leaving KeKe with joyous tears streaming down her cheeks.
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