Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Bad Cinderella” Is Closing On Broadway, Ending His 43-Year Streak Of Having A Show On The Great White Way

May 11, 2023 / Posted by:

Legendary musical composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is having a rough one as his newest musical, Bad Cinderella, is a flop and will be leaving Broadway this summer. Once Bad Cinderella closes, ALW’s 43-year streak of having a show running on Broadway will come to an end. The Phantom of the Opera ended its record-breaking 35-year run last month. Poor guy–and he really needed a win after the Cats movie!

Bad Cinderella is a “feminist retelling” of the fairy tale. ALW wrote the music for it, David Zippel did the lyrics, and Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell and Alexis Scheer worked on the book. It originally opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2021 and then closed a year later before moving to Broadway. It started previews on Broadway in February before officially opening on March 23. Now, the reviews of this show are dismal. Entertainment Weekly says it’s “bibbidi-bobbidi-basic,” the New York Times says “The Title Warned Us,” Observer says “Glass Slipper? More Like a Moldy Croc,” and the New York Post calls it a “dumpster fire.” Don’t believe the nasty critics? Judge for yourself, here’s Bad Cinderella, the official video for the title track:

If you watched that whole video, you’re entitled to compensation. You can contact me at my email because I’m going to file a class action against everyone involved.

Variety says that Bad Cinderella is leaving Broadway after four months over bad ticket sales and ZERO Tony nominations:

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Bad Cinderella is closing on Broadway roughly four months after opening night. The producers announced it will play its final show at the Imperial Theatre on June 4.

…By the time the curtain comes down for good, Bad Cinderella will have played 33 preview performances and 85 regular performances.

Let’s be real, I think there’s a lawsuit in all this. Disney needs to sue, not because of the story of Cinderella but because this is clearly a rip-off of Eliza Rocks from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen starring Lindsay Lohan:

The floppage of Bad Cinderella isn’t only bad for Andrew Lloyd Webber, but it’s a loss for THEE Lynda Carter too. Lynda reportedly invested $700,000 into the show. Honestly, instead of closing Bad Cinderella, they should’ve retooled it as a one-woman show called Bad Wonder Woman where Lynda Carter just shit-talks James Cameron the whole time. Everyone would make their money back in no time.

Pic: NBC

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