Bad Cinderella (Broadway)
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Bad Cinderella (Broadway)
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Bad Cinderella (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(1061 Ratings)
Positive
52%
Mixed
26%
Negative
22%
Members say
Entertaining, Cliched, Delightful, Funny, Disappointing

About the Show

Andrew Lloyd Webber's bold new take on the classic fairy tale, featuring a princess with an edge.

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175 Reviews | 30 Followers
100
Great costumes, Talented cast, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Unlike what seems to be almost universal disdain, I loved this show. The energy, choreography, costumes and staging were all on point.

Don't see it if As above, I really had a good time. Anyone who missed this lost out in my opinion. Read more

141 Reviews | 28 Followers
100
Refreshing, Hilarious, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see one of the best musicals on Broadway right now. Probably the best new musical I have seen in a while!

Don't see it if you don't like really good Broadway musicals filled with great music and a real message or if you are just looking for a good music concert. Read more

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123 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Excellent old school musical with entertaining dancing, singing and staging. Good plain fun.

Don't see it if You want complicated story lines and surprises

77 Reviews | 37 Followers
100
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great writing, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to see a different kind of story of Cinderella! You love Andrew Lloyd Webber shows.

Don't see it if You don’t like a woman taking control of her own story and destiny. There’s also another great plot twist which I love!

67 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to forget all your worries and enjoy a very fast paced, clever musical with quite a few great songs. Very talented, strong cast.

Don't see it if You expect depth and drama. This musical is campy, chaotic, but has great original songs and amazing stage sets. Unmissable.

62 Reviews | 9 Followers
98
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something original with original music and light fun

Don't see it if You are no fun at parties and take life too seriously or just looking for something profound or expecting the meaning of life Read more

134 Reviews | 15 Followers
97
Funny, Refreshing, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if I loved the staging, acting and how the show addresses acceptance and historical barriers/traditions

Don't see it if You don't like Disney type shows.

137 Reviews | 13 Followers
95
Raunchy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like a fun musical

Don't see it if you think only Disney can do Cinderella Read more

Critic Reviews (24)

The New York Times
March 24th, 2023

“It has none of the grit of the Grimm tale, the sweetness of the Disney movie or the grace of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Instead, it’s surprisingly vulgar, sexed-up and dumbed-down: a parade of hustling women in bustiers and shirtless pec-rippling hunks.”
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Time Out New York
March 23rd, 2023

“This promising conceit, though, turns out to be in vain. ’Bad Cinderella’ is a box of costume jewels: flashy but short on value...is the kind of show that seems destined to be left behind. It’s a shiny glass slip-up.”
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New York Theatre Guide
March 24th, 2023

"Despite McLean’s humorous victories, 'Bad Cinderella' is a flimsy, uninspired shadow that invests no confidence in its characters and chugs along without a thesis. "
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 24th, 2023

“...'Bad Cinderella' piles on a series of complications and convenient coincidences, accelerating away from anything resembling either the story you know or reasonable human psychology.”
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The Wall Street Journal
March 24th, 2023

“ ‘Bad Cinderella’ both celebrates the discarding of traditional ideas of attractiveness, and what place they might take in relationships, and at the same time doubles back and affirms them. In any case, it’s not a musical that warrants serious analysis.”
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Deadline
March 23rd, 2023

“By the time it reaches its happily-ever-after ending – the musical doesn’t pretend for a moment it won’t get there – ’Bad Cinderella’ leaves us both more or less satisfied and more or less disappointed.”
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New York Daily News
March 24th, 2023

“Lloyd Webber has penned a self-defining title number, which is catchy and belted out by Genao with genuine chops. There are a couple of ballads that his fans should enjoy and a few moments of that signature Lloyd Webber wall of sound, which is a positive trigger for me of so much of my early affection for musicals.”
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Variety
March 23rd, 2023

“To clear up the obvious question, ‘Bad Cinderella,’ which opened at the Imperial Theater Thursday night, isn’t good...it is a muddled and momentum-less retooling of the familiar fairy tale in search of a coherent point of view as if it were a glass-slippered foot.”
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