Andrew Lloyd Webber is bringing his musical version cinderella to Broadway this spring.
Newly renamed bad cinderella, It played the West End from 2021 to 2022, Takes over the Imperial Theatre. The musical explores the classic fairy tale through aesthetic standards, with a book written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emerald Fennell. A promising young woman.
Laindy Jinao, who previously appeared in Broadway Inn Dear Evan HansenHe will play the title role.
Originally titled Cinderella by Andrew Lloyd Webber, The musical is one of many productions in the West End whose schedule has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The musical’s August 2020 opening was pushed to summer 2021, at which point the theater would only operate at 50 percent capacity. The opening was postponed a second time after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19, meaning performances had to be canceled due to West End protocols at the time. The musical then opened in the West End on August 18, 2021, was forced to close for nearly a month during the winter Omicron surge, and ended its run in June 2022.
During the finale, Lloyd Webber became involved in controversy for comments he made about the show’s ending, causing the production to “expensive mistake” According to this VarietyAnd he later clarified that he canceled the show because the production had opened “too early” amid government regulations on theatres.
The musical begins previews on February 17, 2023 and opens on March 23.
It comes to Broadway as Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera ends its 35-year run.