World News – UK – Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first song from ‘Cinderella’


NEW YORK (AP) – Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of his album « Jesus Christ Superstar » with the first single from his latest musical, « Cinderella »

The uplifting song is called « Bad Cinderella » and it is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who will play the main character in what is billed as a « complete reinvention of the classic fairy tale »

The single is the portrayal of a scary woman who stands aside from the rules of society: « They call me a miserable / A witch / Well, choose one », the heroine sings « Every fairy tale can use one for sure / Sorry I’m so rude / Sorry you’re so lame / I won’t play your game »

Lloyd Webber and his cast were set to begin spring rehearsals in London when – and many cinemas around the world – were shut down by the virus pandemic The wait was frustrating and he and the cast recorded the cast’s album at their home during the lockdown. He hopes releasing music will help

“We couldn’t find any other way to get it out,” the composer said from the bar at the London Palladium on Thursday while waiting for an evening of listening for the next songbook “It’s the only way for me to distribute my music and present the score « 

Fifty years ago this month, Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, unable to secure theaters to put on a production of « Jesus Christ Superstar, » changed orders and released first a casting album

This sparked interest and put Lloyd Webber on a steady path to a musical and theatrical superstar, with shows such as « Cats », « Phantom of the Opera » and « Evita »

« The reason it came out first is because no one in the world wanted to produce it because they thought it was such a terrible idea, » he said.

« The irony of 50 years later, I have to do another concept album because I can’t put my show on stage suddenly didn’t escape me »

New Musical « Cinderella » Features Brand New Lloyd Webber Score with Lyrics by David Zippel Lloyd Webber Hopes It Opens Next Spring in The West End at the Gillian Lynne Theater He’s Already Teased It with a video on social networks of the song « Far Too Late »

During the shutdown, Lloyd Webber took care of social media – dancing on TikTok, sharing videos on Twitter, and creating Spotify playlists – and clearing his shows for free to benefit The Actors Fund and ‘other international organizations

He has also prepared his London theaters for a post-pandemic reopening He owns or co-owns seven West End theaters, including the Gillian Lynne Theater, Her Majesty’s Theater, Theater Royal Drury Lane and London Palladium

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“I’ve decided we’re not stopping, in fact we’re actually going to do some essential building work and upgrades,” Lloyd Webber said. It has meant things like new bathrooms and systems state-of-the-art ventilation

« I hope all theaters, when they reopen, will be in an incredible state to go ahead and try to do something of a virtue out of this whole COVID situation, » he said. declared

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