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Bad Cinderella on Broadway
Bad Cinderella on Broadway Tickets

Bad Cinderella on Broadway Tickets

New York
17 Feb 2023 -
Watch a timeless fairytale get a makeover at Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest show.

Bad Cinderella on Broadway Information

Iconic Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Oscar-winning writer Emerald Fennell give a beloved fairytale a fresh makeover in Bad Cinderella on Broadway. Get Bad Cinderella tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Bad Cinderella premiered in London in 2021; at the time, the show was simply titled Cinderella. Its planned 2020 debut was postponed amid the pandemic, and the show ultimately ran in London's West End for a year. A four-star review on London Theatre reads, "[The] grunge-punk princess is more Olivia Rodrigo than Disney... She's a new kind of princess, one that little girls and big girls alike could all use."

The review also reads, of Lloyd Webber's songs, "I defy you to leave the theatre without humming any of them. Highlights include 'Only You, Lonely You,' 'Bad Cinderella,' and 'Cinderella's Soliloquy,' but there's not a dud in the bunch and the orchestrations soar, particularly at the ball. David Zippel's clever lyrics offer a surprising rhyme at every turn."

What is Andrew Lloyd Webber most known for?

Lloyd Webber is one of the most celebrated modern theatre composers. His The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running Broadway show in history, and his other musicals, including Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sunset Boulevard, are all modern classics. For the Bad Cinderella musical, he teamed up with lyricist Zippel and bookwriter Emerald Fennell, a renowned writer herself who won an Oscar for writing the film Promising Young Woman. She's also written for Killing Eve and acted on The Crown.

What is Bad Cinderella about?

The Bad Cinderella musical is set in Belleville, a kingdom that values beauty above all. That makes Cinderella — a brash, goth, unruly maid — the town outcast. Her one friend is Sebastian, the awkward younger brother of Prince Charming, and neither he nor Cinderella realize their feelings for the other are mutual. Cinderella sets out to become beautiful to win him over, with the help of a plastic-surgery "godmother" — but as the fairytale goes, the transformation only lasts until midnight. Afterward, she's left to discover that inner beauty is what really matters.

What age is Bad Cinderella the musical suitable for?

Bad Cinderella is recommended for ages 10 and up. The musical contains some strong language.

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Run time

2hr 25min (incl. intermission)

Opening date

February 17th, 2023


Broadway, Musicals

Previews from

February 17th, 2023


Imperial Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Emerald Fennell, with additional book material by Alexis Scheer
Songs by: Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel
Director: Laurence Connor
Choreography: JoAnn M. Hunter
Cast list: Linedy Genao (as Cinderella), Savy Jackson (as Cinderella alternate), Carolee Carmello (as the Stepmother), Grace McLean (as the Queen), Jordan Dobson (as Sebastian), Sami Gayle (as Adele), Morgan Higgins (as Marie), Christina Acosta Robinson (as the Godmother) Design: Gabriela Tylesova
Costumes: Gabriela Tylesova
Lighting: Bruno Poet
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Hair and wig design by Luc Verschueren

Our review

Before the curtain rises on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella, a recognizable tune floats through the theatre: “In My Own Little Corner,” Cinderella’s wishful thinking classic from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical. Webber uses the song as a leitmotif throughout his adaptation, setting the notes to his protagonist’s confession that she is “bad” and “wild and free.” This bold choice invites instant comparisons to Cinderellas past and reveals the depths that Laurence Connor’s production at the...

Latest Bad Cinderella on Broadway News & Features

Midnight has struck for Bad Cinderella. The musical has announced its closing, playing its final performance at the Imperial Theatre on June 4. At the time of closing, the show will have played 115 total performances. Bad Cinderella, which premiered in London in 2021 under the title Cinderella before moving to Broadway, is a revamp of the classic fairytale. The title maid is the loudmouthed, snarky outcast in a town obsessed with beauty and perfection. She eventually undergoes a makeover to win...

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has written himself a place in the record books. His musical phenomenon The Phantom of the Opera has bragging rights as the longest-running Broadway show of all time. But like the title Phantom’s subterranean lair below an opera house in Paris, this composer’s career runs deep. Theatre is all about dramatic entrances and exits. Shortly before Phantom ended its run on April 16, 2023, Webber premiered his latest Broadway musical, Bad Cinderella, which riffs on a classic...

At Bad Cinderella, forget everything you knew about the glass slipper-wearing princess. In the seemingly idyllic kingdom of Belleville, Prince Charming is dead, the Fairy Godmother is a terrifying plastic surgeon hellbent on upholding the town’s impossibly high beauty standards, and Cinderella is a rebellious spray-painting outcast who dreams of running away and creating her destiny. The product is a camp-infused take on the classic tale filled with heart, humor, and a happily ever after focused...

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This is your ticket to the ball! The new musical Bad Cinderella will offer rush and lottery tickets for its Broadway run, which begins February 17 at the Imperial Theatre. Rush tickets will be available in person and digitally. In-person rush tickets will be sold for $30 at the Imperial Theatre box office beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Each person can purchase up to two tickets for that day's performance, and tickets are subject to availability. Digital rush tickets will be sold online for $30...

We’re welcoming a new group to Belleville, as Bad Cinderella announces its Broadway cast. Bad Cinderella begins previews at the Imperial Theatre on February 17, ahead of an opening night on March 23. Get Bad Cinderella tickets on New York Theatre Guide. As previously revealed, Linedy Genao leads the cast as Cinderella. She’s joined by Carolee Carmello as the Stepmother. Carmello is currently playing John Dickinson in the Broadway revival of 1776. A Beautiful Noise's Jordan Dobson plays Prince...