Sherri Shepherd to make Broadway debut in "Cinderella"

Sherri Shepherd attends an event honoring Barbara Walters on May 14, 2014, in New York. D Dipasupil/Getty Images

A new wicked stepmother has been picked for Cinderella on Broadway -- Sherri Shepherd.

"The View" co-host said on the ABC daytime talk show Tuesday that she will make her debut on the Great White Way in the musical opposite Keke Palmer in the title role. Shepherd will begin appearing in the production of "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" starting Sept. 9 at the Broadway Theatre.

The traditional fairy tale has been given a sly and witty makeover by Douglas Carter Beane. The songs include "In My Own Little Corner" and "Impossible/It's Possible."

Shepherd, 47, has previously appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" and "30 Rock" as Tracy Morgan's wife, Angie Jordan. Her film credits include "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and "Guess Who."

She will end her seven year tenure as co-host on "The View" this Friday.

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