We could all use a fairy tale about now. Andrew Lloyd Webber has unveiled a new song from his upcoming new musical Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella.
Webber and the show’s star, Carrie Hope Fletcher, recently recorded the moving ballad on stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, home of The Phantom of the Opera, which has been shuttered since March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In the video, Webber dedicates the song, “to the governments of the various countries to say that we are getting to the point where it is ‘far too late.’ We want to get back to the theater again, we want to be open.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella features a book by Emmy Award nominee Emerald Fennell, based on her original idea to reinvent the world’s best-loved fairytale.
“I have long wanted to write my own version of Cinderella but could never find a take on the classic story that really grabbed me,” said Webber. “Emerald Fennell has written something truly exciting and original, and the moment I read her outline I knew I’d found my latest collaborator.”
The world premiere musical features a new score from the legendary composer and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Zippel. Cinderella will be directed by Laurence Connor (Miss Saigon, School o Rock) with choreography from JoAnn M. Hunter.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will begin preview performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London’s West End on Friday, March 19, 2021, ahead of an official opening night on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.