Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Bad Cinderella has announced its full Broadway cast. Starring alongside the previously announced Linedy Genao as Cinderella will be Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello as Cinderella’s evil stepmother.
Also joining the company is Grace McLean, last seen on Broadway in Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, as The Queen; Jordan Dobson, currently appearing on Broadway in A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, as Sebastian; Morgan Higgins as stepsister Marie; Sami Gayle as stepsister Adele; and Christina Acosta Robinson as Godmother.
The Bad Cinderella ensemble will include Raymond Baynard, Michael Baerga, Lauren Boyd, Tristen Buettel, Kayleigh Cronin, Josh Drake, Ben Lanham, Angel Lozada, Cameron Loyal, Mariah Lyttle, Sarah Meahl, Christian Probst, Larkin Reilly, Julio Rey, Lily Rose, J. Savage, Tregony Shepard, Dave Schoonover, Paige Smallwood, and Aléna Watters, with Alyssa Carol, Gary Cooper, Robin Masella, Michael Milkanin, Chloe Nadon-Enriquez, and Lucas Thompson as swings.
The new musical was simply titled Cinderella when it ran on the West End from last year, ultimately closing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on June 12, 2022 following poor ticket sales. Genao spray painted the word ‘BAD’ atop the show‘s original title at an October press event outside the Imperial Theatre to announce its new moniker.
Bad Cinderella features a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emerald Fennel, music by Lloyd Webber, and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Zippel. Laurence Connor will return to helm the Broadway bow after directing on the West End. Choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter will also return, along with scenic and costume designer Gabriela Tylesova, lighting designer Bruno Poet, and sound designer Gareth Owen.
The show’s producers are No Guarantees and Really Useful Group, with Wagner Johnson Productions executive producing.
The full cast was announced with a tongue-in-cheek Real Housewives-inspired promotional video which was an immediate hit on social media: Watch the full ad here.