Andrew Lloyd Webber wants to bring his “Cinderella” to Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webbers Cinderella Musical moves to Broadway less than a year after closing in the West End.

Lloyd Webber’s modern fairy tale, which premiered at London’s Gillian Lynne Theater in 2021 after long delays due to the pandemic, starred Carrie Hope Fletcher as the eponymous outcast-turned-princess. The show ended in June.

Webber announced this on Monday (October 3). Cinderella would move to Broadway in February 2023, now under the name Evil Cinderella.

The musical will come just like Webber’s The Phantom of the Operathe longest-running show on Broadway, is closing after 35 years.

on your feet star and Dear Evan Hansen Understudy Linedy Genao will star Evil Cinderella.

The score was written by Webber, with David Zippel writing the lyrics and Promising young woman Writer Emerald Fennell, who is writing the book.

in one The Independent‘s three-star rating of CinderellaIsobel Lewis wrote that “the production is fueled by high camp visuals, incredible comic talent and an electric cast”.

“But look beneath the surface – as it is Cinderella‘s whole message — and you’ll find something more convoluted, a show that doesn’t know exactly what it’s saying or has the consistent material to support its vision,” she said.

Cinderella’The UK closure was surrounded by reports of unrest among cast members.

It has been claimed that current cast members were informed of the cancellation minutes before the performance, while some future cast members claimed they only found out via social media.

Webber officials at the time denied those rumors, saying, “The timeline reported online is incorrect. The entire company that worked yesterday was informed personally after the matinee performance.”

Cinderella ran at the Gillian Lynne Theater in London until June

(PA wire)

After the news of the cancellation, the cast of Cinderella and other actors took to Twitter to express their anger and disapproval. The abrupt cancellation also led to claims for compensation from Equity, the performers’ and creators’ union.

During the show’s final performance, a video message from Webber was met with boos after he claimed the show was a “costly mistake”.

On Monday (June 13), the composer responded to the backlash over his comment in an Instagram Story, writing: “I am devastated that it has been reported that my beloved production of Cinderella was a “costly mistake”.

“Nothing could be further from the truth and I am very sorry if my words were misunderstood.”

Additional coverage from the Associated Press. Andrew Lloyd Webber wants to bring his “Cinderella” to Broadway


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