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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella to Close on Broadway

The modern fairytale will play its final performance at the Imperial Theatre on June 4.

Linedy Genao as Cinderella in Broadway’s Bad Cinderella.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella will take its final bow on Broadway on June 4 at the Imperial Theatre. On the heels of a West End run, the show began previews February 17, officially opening on March 23. It will have played 33 previews and 85 performances.

A modern retelling of the classic fairytale, Bad Cinderella is described as follows: “In the exceptionally beautiful kingdom of Belleville, the fields are idyllic, the prince is charming, and the townsfolk are ravishing. Only one stubborn peasant stands in the way of absolute perfection: Cinderella. To the flawless residents and royals of Belleville, this damsel IS the distress.”

The production features music by Webber, an original story and book by Oscar winner Emerald Fennell, lyrics by David Zippel, and additional book material by Alexis Scheer. Laurence Connor directs, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. 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)

Linedy Genao leads the Broadway cast as Cinderella, alongside Carolee Carmello as the Stepmother, Grace McLean as the Queen, Jordan Dobson as Sebastian, Morgan Higgins as Marie, Sami Gayle as Adele, Christina Acosta Robinson as the Godmother, and Savy Jackson as the Cinderella alternate.

The ensemble includes Raymond Baynard, Michael Baerga, Lauren Boyd, Tristen Buettel, Kaleigh Cronin, Josh Drake, Jaquez, Ben Lanham, Angel Lozada, Mariah Lyttle, Sarah Meahl, Christian Probst, Larkin Reilly, Julio Rey, Lily Rose, J. Savage, Tregony Shepherd, Dave Schoonover, Paige Smallwood, and Aléna Watters rounding out the Ensemble, and Alyssa Carol, Gary Cooper, Robin Masella, Michael Milkanin, Chloe Nadon-Enriquez, and Lucas Thompson as Swings.

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