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“Bad Cinderella” closes on Broadway this summer


Bad Cinderella takes his last bow.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber production announced on Wednesday that it will close at the Imperial Theater on June 4, after opening in March.

The musical announced its closure after failing to garner any Tony Award nominations, which were announced on May 2. Dancin by Bob Fosse‘, which also got no nods, announced its closure that day.

Bad Cinderella had also experienced weeks of declining revenue and attendance. In its most recent week of grossing, which ended May 7, the musical played at 53 percent and grossed $326,303, which is lower than the running costs of most musicals.

As it stands now, after that Bad Cinderella plays his last performance, Lloyd Webber will not have a musical on Broadway for the first time in decades. He was long represented by The Phantom of the Operawhich played its last performance on April 16, as well as other musicals such as Cats, Evita And Rock School.

The musical joins a long list of Broadway productions that have closed in the past year, including KPOP, A strange loop, dear Evan Hansen, Ain’t No Mo’, Room And Come from afaramong other things.

David Zippel wrote the lyrics Bad Cinderella, directed by Laurence Connor and based on a book by Oscar winner Emerald Fennell. Set in the kingdom of Belleville, the story is a modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, except that in this version Cinderella is no longer a damsel of distress in need of rescue. Instead, according to the musical’s description, she and her prince find themselves in new circumstances, making them rethink what “happily ever after” really means.

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