NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The stage musical Cinderella, starring Keke Palmer as the titular heroine, has ended its run on Broadway.
Directed by Mark Brokaw, the Rodgers and Hammerstein show closed Saturday after 41 previews and 770 regular performances. It officially opened March 3, 2013.
The musical's final cast included Judy Kaye as Cinderella's fairy godmother and NeNe Leakes as her evil stepmother Madame.
Palmer and Leakes both expressed on social media their bittersweet feelings regarding the show's closing.
"I knew that this experience would be life changing, but I only could imagine what it would change in my technique, I never knew what it would do for me as a person," Palmer wrote on Instagram. "God answered all my prayers and I followed through with him by not letting my fears hold me back. This Broadway journey has been all about GOING FOR IT! Stepping into an uncomfortable zone and allowing yourself to get the opportunity to receive all the jewels that you are meant to gain from it."
Today was the day. Today was the official end of my Broadway debut. 134 shows out of 134 shows, man ..... http://t.co/eRvkQ2VVG0— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) January 4, 2015