ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S NEW MUSICAL “CINDERELLA” RELEASES FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING CAST ALBUM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF “BAD CINDERELLA”
THE FIRST SINGLE FROM
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
SONG PERFORMED BY CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER
AND IS AVAILABLE VIA ALL DIGITAL SERVICES NOW
WORLD PREMIERE SONG CAN BE HEARD ON
THE FULL ALBUM OF “CINDERELLA,”
RECORDED EARLIER THIS YEAR DURING LOCKDOWN, FEATURES A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF CAST MEMBERS AND GUEST ARTISTS AND IS DUE FOR RELEASE EARLY NEXT YEAR
“CINDERELLA” WILL BE RELEASED ON RECORD
BEFORE IT DEBUTS ON STAGE,
MIRRORING THE RELEASE OF THE ORIGINAL
“JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” ALBUM 50 YEARS AGO
CREATED WITH “KILLING EVE” WRITER & STAR
OF “THE CROWN,”
AND TONY AWARD® WINNER AND DOUBLE
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW MUSICAL
IS SET TO OPEN IN LONDON’S WEST END SPRING 2021
New York, NY (October 30, 2020) – Polydor Records/UMe has announced the forthcoming release of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella: The Musical (Original London Cast Recording). The album features cast from the highly anticipated new theater production, which was originally meant to have opened in October 2020, along with appearances from some surprise guest vocalists.
Webber said, “50 years ago I couldn’t get Jesus Christ Superstar on stage as nobody wanted to produce it, so it appeared on record first. It’s so strange to find history repeating itself half a century later with the album of the complete score of my new Cinderella. I can’t get Cinderella on stage because I’m not allowed to, so I have gone back to my roots and recorded the album first.”
Recording for began in March 2020 and continued through lockdown with Andrew recording artists remotely and producing the majority of the score from his home. Once it was feasible, the recording process proceeded via socially distanced studio sessions in London.
The first song from the album is “Bad Cinderella” performed by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who will star as Cinderella in the production which is due to open in London’s West End Spring 2021.“Bad Cinderella” launches across all DSPs today, here: http://cinderella.lnk.to/badcinderella.
A teaser trailer for Cinderella featuring Fletcher can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=mrhhkuZ3krM&feature=youtu.be
And “Bad Cinderella” can be heard on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3gbNpoIS-c
“Bad Cinderella” is the first original material to be released by Webber in five years, since School of Rock The Musical launched in 2015. It follows his personally curated compilation, Unmasked: The Platinum Collection in 2018 which featured performances from a diverse range of artists including Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé, Gregory Porter, Barbra Streisand, Michael Ball and many more.
Cinderella will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, with previews from Friday, April 30, 2021. Ticket holders will be contacted individually to rearrange their plans and further information is available at www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com
The production, a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy® Award nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit “Killing Eve,” with a brand new score from the legendary composer and lyrics by David Zippel.
Fennell’s new film A Promising Young Woman, that she wrote and directed and which stars Carey Mulligan, will open this Autumn. As an actress she played Patsy Mount on the BBC’s “Call The Midwife” and currently depicts Camilla Parker Bowles on the Netflix hit “The Crown.”
Zippel, a multi-award winner for Broadway productions including City of Angels for which he won the Tony Award® for Best Score, The Goodbye Girl, The Woman in White and Liza at the Palace, as well as for work on film including Disney’s Hercules and Mulan, both of which received Oscar® nominations.
Cinderella will reunite Webber with director Laurence Connor and choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter, who previously worked on the Olivier Award®-winning international hit School of Rock and the recent, sold-out production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium, which returns to the venue in Summer 2021.
Fletcher will play Cinderella in the eagerly awaited new production at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. She has starred in Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Addams Family (UK Tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), and most recently played Fantine in Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre. She is also a bestselling author and social media personality.
Cinderella will also star Olivier Award nominee Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as the Stepmother. All further creative team and cast announcements regarding Cinderella will be made at a later date.
Ahead of Cinderella’s arrival at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, LW Theatres are carrying out internal upgrade work to the building including the addition of more toilets and refurbishment to areas of the auditorium and Front of House, as well as adopting measures to welcome back audiences safely as soon as restrictions allow. These measures are currently being trialled at The London Palladium and will be rolled out across LW Theatres.
Cinderella Listings Information
Written by Emerald Fennell
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by David Zippel
Directed by Laurence Connor
Choreography by JoAnn M Hunter
Further Creative Team announcements to be made at a later date.
Cinderella will be played by Carrie Hope Fletcher and the role of The Stepmother will be played by Victoria Hamilton-Barritt.
Further cast announcements will be made at a later date.
Gillian Lynne Theatre
166 Drury Lane
Group rates & concessions apply
Ticket prices start from £19.50 (during previews)
From Friday April 30, 2021
Press Night: Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 7:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm
All further information at www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com