Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Bad Cinderella” Closing on Broadway – Misc

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Bad Cinderella” closes on Broadway nearly four months after its opening night. The producers announced that they would play its final show at the Imperial Theater on 4 June.

It was hard for “Bad Cinderella,” which suffered from poor reviews and lackluster ticket sales. It was also snubbed at the Tonys, failing to get a single nomination. By the time the curtain comes down for good, “Bad Cinderella” will have played 33 primetime shows and 85 regular shows.

It’s the latest in a long line of recent Broadway shutouts, including Weber classics “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Beetlejuice,” “KPOP,” and “Ain’t No Mo.” The closing of “Bad Cinderella” and “Phantom,” which was the longest-running show in history before ending its run in April, breaks Weber’s 43-year streak of Broadway shows. He has composed 13 productions over the past four decades, starting with “Evita” in 1979 and continuing with “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cats,” “Starlight Express,” “Sunset Boulevard,” and most recently, “School of Rock.”

A feminist retelling, of sorts, of the classic fairy tale, Bad Cinderella opens in London’s West End in the summer of 2021 after several stops and starts linked to the pandemic. The series, about an outcast who eventually realizes that appearances aren’t everything and develops a new take on the concept of “happily ever after”, closed the following June before moving to Broadway in March. Emerald Fennell, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman, wrote the original story and book, which has been adapted by Alexis Scheer. Weber wrote the music and David Zippel wrote the lyrics.

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Critics weren’t kind to ‘Bad Cinderella’ diverseNaveen Kumar says the show lives up to its name… literally. In his review, he called the musical “a muddled, momentum-less rearrangement of the familiar fairy tale in search of a coherent point of view as if a glass had slipped through.”

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