‘Bad Cinderella’ closing on Broadway, ending Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 43-year streak

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical “Bad Cinderella” is closing on Broadway nearly four months after opening night. Producers announced that it would play its final show on 4 June at the Imperial Theatre.

It's been a rough journey for “Bad Cinderella,” plagued by poor reviews and lackluster ticket sales. It was also snubbed at the Tonys, failing to receive a single nomination. By the time the curtains come down for good, “Bad Cinderella” will have played 33 preview performances and 85 regular performances.

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It's the latest a long line of recent Broadway closures, including Weber's classic “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Beetlejuice,” “KPOP” and “Ain't No Mo.” ,” which was the longest running show in history before ending its storied run in April, breaking Webber's 43-year streak of shows on Broadway. He has composed 13 productions over the past four decades, beginning with “Evita” in 1979 and including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cats,” “Starlight Express,” “Sunset Boulevard” and, most recently, “School of Rock.” continued with.

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

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Critics weren't kind to “Bad Cinderella” DiversityNaveen Kumar is Suffice it to say that the show lived up to its name… literally. In his review, he called the music “a vague and tempo-less retelling of the familiar fairy tale in search of a coherent point, as if it were a glass-sliding foot.”

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