Broadway Opening: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BAD CINDERELLA (Imperial Theatre)

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by Gregory Bernard on October 3, 2022

in Theater-New York


With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, book by Emerald Fennell and lyrics by David Zippel, Bad Cinderella is a modern retelling of the classic fairytale is set in the exceptionally beautiful kingdom of Belleville. This Cinderella (played by newcomer Linedy Genao) is no longer the damsel in distress who needs saving. She finds herself and her prince in new circumstances which cause them to rethink what “happily ever after” really means.

Performances will begin on Friday, February 17, 2023 at the Imperial Theatre (249 W 45th Street), with Opening Night taking place on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Bad Cinderella arrives at the same theater where Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera will have been performing on Broadway every single playing night since September 1979 – an extraordinary 43-year streak. Laurence Connor directs and JoAnn M. Hunter choreographs.


In August, Ms. Genao travelled to London to record the show’s title song, “Bad Cinderella,” with Andrew Lloyd Webber in both English and Spanish. Universal Music Enterprises released the English version of the single today, Monday, October 3 – it is now available across all major streaming platforms. The Spanish language version will follow later. To listen to the title single, “Bad Cinderella,” featuring Linedy Genao, please click HERE.

Emerald Fennell is an acclaimed actor, director and writer. Her credits include the movies Promising Young Woman and the forthcoming Saltburn and the TV series Killing Eve. David Zippel wrote for Broadway productions City of AngelsThe Goodbye GirlThe Woman in White and Liza at the Palace, as well as Disney’s Hercules and Mulan.

photo by Matthew Murphy

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