Jordan Dobson, Carolee Carmello, More Join BAD CINDERELLA on Broadway
The town of Belleville just got a little bit more crowded. Joining the previously announced Linedy Genao in the cast of Bad Cinderella will be Jordan Dobson as Prince Sebastian, Carolee Carmello as The Stepmother, Christina Acosta Robinson as The Godmother, Morgan Higgins and Sami Gayle as The Stepsisters, and Grace McLean as The Queen.
The cast also includes Savy Jackson as the Cinderella alternate, and Raymond Baynard, Michael Baerga, Lauren Boyd, Tristen Buettel, Kaleigh Cronin, Josh Drake, Ben Lanham, Angel Lozada, Cameron Loyal, 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.
Previews for Bad Cinderella begin February 17, 2023, at the Imperial Theatre. An opening night is set for March 23. Check out the clever Real Housewives-style cast announcement below.
The musical, originally titled Cinderella, premiered in the summer of 2021 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London's West End. The show closed June 12, 2022, after numerous fits and starts due to COVID-19. Reviews for Cinderella were middling but the audiences reportedly enjoyed its cheeky humor and madcap freshness injected into a well-trod story.
Bad Cinderella features an updated story and book by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emerald Fennell, with music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Zippel. The creative team also includes director Laurence Connor, choreographer JoAnn Hunter, set and costume designer Gabriela Tylesova, sound designer Gareth Owen, lighting designer Bruno Poet, hair and wig design by Luc Verschueren, and co-musical supervisor John Rigby. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting. The musical is produced on Broadway by Christine Schwarzman and Darren Johnston of No Guarantees and Really Useful Group. Wagner Johnson Productions is the executive producer.
In July of last year, Polydor Records released an Original London Cast Recording. Theatrely fans can listen to it on any streaming service of their choice.
This isn’t the only time Lloyd Webber’s name has been seen in the headlines recently. His most famous work, The Phantom of the Opera, announced it will close on Broadway in 2023. The show currently holds the title of the longest-running running musical on Broadway. The famed composer’s other shows include Evita, Sunset Boulevard, and School of Rock.