( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Ring in the Springtime with a Brand New Musical on Broadway Based on the Classic Tale ‘Cinderella’
ENSPIRE Contributor: Joei Chan
Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the most critically acclaimed composers for Broadway and West End, has officially opened his newest work at the Imperial Theatre: Bad Cinderella. Hailing from South Kensington, London, Webber’s works include composing for the mesmerising Phantom of the Opera, the cat studded Cats, the delightful School of Rock, and the monumental Evita. With an impressive number of works which he started in 1968, it’s clear that this show will be a success like his others.
Bad Cinderella is a modern retelling of the classic fairytale is set in the kingdom of Belleville. Cinderella, the musical’s main character, is no longer a damsel in distress who needs to be saved by her prince, but rather, helps both herself and her prince to rethink what “happily ever after” truly means.
Presented to a star-studded audience, which included Senator Barbara Boxer, designers Tory Burch and Zac Posen, US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, actor Wendell Pierce, and socialite LuAnn de Lesseps, the musical opened a day after Lloyd Webber’s 75th birthday, and also marks his 13th Broadway musical. Starring Linedy Genao as Cinderella, Carolee Carmello as the Machiavellian Stepmother, Grace McLean as the ever-exacting Queen, and Jordan Dobson as the heir-do-well Sebastian, this is surely a show that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Tickets are available at telecharge.com
Bad Cinderella is produced on Broadway by No Guarantees (Christine Schwarzman, President; Darren Johnston, Executive Vice President) and Really Useful Group, with Wagner Johnson Productions serving as Executive Producers.
The design team for Bad Cinderella includes Gabriela Tylesova (Scenic and Costume Design), Tony Award nominee Bruno Poet (Lighting Design), Tony Award-winner Gareth Owen (Sound Design), Luc Verschueren (Hair and Wig Design) and casting by Tara Rubin Casting.