Nothing Bad About Bad Cinderella


Jack Pasquale

Bad Cinderella is the latest hit Broadway musical from legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose talent propelled him to rarified EGOT status, having received Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. Webber once equaled Rodgers & Hammerstein’s record of four shows running simultaneously on Broadway, and had shows running continually in the West End, London for over 50 years and on Broadway for over 43 years. Now he is back home in New York City with a highly talented cast delighting audiences once again. 


The amazingly funny, colorful and highly entertaining Bad Cinderella pulls audiences into a reimagined, updated version of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. Roles are reversed, with Cinderella (Linedy Genao) needing to save the Prince (Jordan Dobson) – not the Prince saving her. The evil stepmother (Carolee Carmello) and stepsisters (Sami Gayle and Morgan Higgins) remain and are splendidly awful to Cinderella. Theatergoers, however, will delight in their on stage chemistry, comedic timing and harmonies. 


The official production notes, “In the exceptionally beautiful kingdom of Belleville, the fields are idyllic, the prince charming, and the townsfolk are ravishing. Only one stubborn peasant stands in the way of absolute perfection: Cinderella. To the flawless residents and royals of Belleville, this damsel IS the distress.”


A constant theme throughout Bad Cinderella is everyone must be free to love who they truly love, whether you live in a castle or a mouse infested attic. This plays out wonderfully with the two seemingly opposites of the chaotic Cinderella and the overlooked Prince Sebastian, and his brother Prince Charming (Cameron Loyal) and his happily ever after. 


We can’t argue with that and would highly recommend seeing Bad Cinderella now during previews or after Opening Night on Thursday, March 23, 2023. 


The Facts:

Location: Imperial Theatre, 249 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Ticket Price Range: $49 to $318


Note: There is no age minimum, but Bad Cinderella does contain some lewd humor and innuendo. The musical recommends its audience members be age 10+.