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  • Writer's pictureRye Myers

On The Red Carpet: BAD CINDERELLA Opening Night with Cast and Celebrity VIP Guests

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

"I'm not your Cinderella, I'm your BAD CINDERELLA!"

I was on the red carpet for the opening night of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical BAD CINDERELLA now playing at The Imperial Theatre. This was one of the most fun red carpets I have been on in quite some time, it was also SO SO BIG!!!! On one side of the tent was the "photographers" on the other side, was "video" and it was glorious!!

I spoke with the cast, including the leads Linedy Genao (Bad Cinderella), Carolee Carmello (Evil Stepmother), Jordan Dobson (Prince Sebastian), Cameron Loyal (Prince Charming). Some of the celebrity guests I spoke with included Alex Brightman, Chris Olsen, Elizabeth Teeter, Wendell Pierce, and Tinkerbelle & Belle (yes, my first time interviewing dogs!!!). Check out all the fun below!

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I asked cast members to give me their best " I'm Not Your Cinderella, I'm Your BAD Cinderella!" and oh my gosh, did they DELIVER!!!!!! Take a look.

Alex Brightman chats with me about all things! From chatting about enjoying his time off now that Beetlejuice has closed, his special moments he shared with Andrew Lloyd Webber during School of Rock, and so much more!

Chris Olsen chats with me about being on the red carpet for opening night! We chat about his highly talked about friendship with Meghan Trainor, becoming TikTok Famous, what he is looking forward, and those steamy photos from Australia with Ryan Trainor!

Bad Cinderella herself, Linedy Genao, chats with me about where she was when the she found out she got the role, opening a new show, working with "Mista A" and so much more!

Josh Drake, one of the members of the ensemble, chats with on the red carpet! Check it out!

Ángel Lozada and David Schoonover talk about their time with the show! This is Ángel's Broadway debut, so he chats about that, and the special feeling being able to originate a role too! David's "bad cinderella" impression gives me Western Cowboy vibes and I am here for it!!!

Ben Lenham gives me his best LEWKS, and tells me what his experience and process has been like with this show!

Prince Charming himself!!!!! Cameron Loyal, who plays Prince Charming talks with me about playing this newly "reimagined" role. He also tells me about what ALW show he doesn't want to close and why (hint: it's the longest Broadway show in history), his favorite moments and so much more!!

The handsome Christian Probst and I bond on our fun lapel pins and so much more!!!

Christina Acosta Robinson plays the Fairy Godmother, a role that is also reimagined... And we chat about the show, expecting a child, and more!

J Savage looks fabulous as ever! We chat about the costumes, ALW, and more!

Mike Milkanin, someone who is taller than me and I loved that, chatted about the show and more!

Savy Jackson, who is the Cinderella Alternate talks about being a non-binary Cinderella, what the role means for her, making her Broadway debut, and much more!

Wendall Pierce, who was recently on Broadway as Willy Loman in DEATH OF SALESMAN, talks about the impact of that show, and his most special and personal moment with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This is the first time I ever interviewed dogs in person! Social media stars Tinkerbelle & Belle the dog cuddled and barked with me about their time at the red carpet!

Carson Kressley stopped by to tell us his love of the theatre!

Ana Villafañe chats with me about cheering on her best friend Linedy on stage, our mutual love for CATS, and SO MUCH MORE!

Chatting with the incredible Elizabeth Teeter! Great catching up with her and friend to the show!

Loved catching up with my friend Elizabeth Stanley again!


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