Discount Broadway Tickets For Cinderella
- Cinderella is 2 hours and 40 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Begin: October 27, 2020
- Show Opens: November 24, 2020
- Show Closes: Open ended
Andrew Lloyd Webber brings a fresh perspective to the classic fairytale Cinderella in this new musical adaptation
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The story of Cinderella is a classic and beloved fairytale that has appeared in books, on film, and on stage in countless interpretations over the years. This new version of Cinderella features music from the legendary West End and Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose notable works include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera. The show is written by British screenwriter Emerald Fennell, who is known for her work on the popular TV thriller Killing Eve. The American lyricist David Zippel, known for his Tony-winning score of the 1990 musical City of Angels, worked with Lloyd Webber on the show’s music. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella held an industry preview at The Other Palace in London in May 2019, hosting many prominent Broadway producers and theatre owners. Cinderella has been performed on Broadway on many past occasions with the last Broadway appearance being in 2013 with the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of Cinderella. That version was nominated for nine Tony awards, but only won one award for ‘Best Costume Design’. The production starred Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in the lead roles, and played for 770 performances and grossed $88,166,620.
What’s Cinderella Like?
Cinderella is a classic fairytale that tells the story of a motherless young woman who is forced to live with her wicked stepmother after her father’s tragic death. After being subjected to a life of servitude and abuse, a glimmer of hope arrives in the form of an invitation to the palace ball. Cinderella decides she must find a way to get to the ball despite the best efforts of her stepmother and stepsisters to disrupt her plans and smother her dreams. Along the way, Cinderella is guided by her Fairy Godmother, who helps her make it to the ball by giving her a beautiful dress and a gold carriage. It is at this point that the Lloyd Webber adaptation of Cinderella now departs from the original storyline. The traditional Cinderella storyline featured the romantic pairing of Cinderella and Prince Charming. The new storyline for this show now features the main romance between Cinderella and a misfit at the ball named Sebastian. Another change is that Prince Charming and a Duke also develop a relationship, marking this as the first time Cinderella has ever featured LGBT characters. This new woke version of the show also rewrites Cinderella as a fierce and spunky version of the original character and speaks to female empowerment and the rise of feminism in modern society as women drive towards equality in both the workplace and the home.
Is Cinderella Good for Kids?
Cinderella is recommended for children six years and older. While the show deviates substantially from the original fairytale, children of all ages will still enjoy this musical and its message of acceptance and tolerance.
New York, NY 10019
- Carrie Hope Fletcher
- Tyrone Huntley
- Gary Wilmot
- Ruthie Henshall
- Victoria Hamilton-Barritt
- Sophie Isaacs
- Rebecca Trehearn
- Press Agent
- O and M Co
- Book Writer
- Emerald Fennell
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
- David Zippel