NEW YORK — Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of the”Jesus Christ Superstar” album with all the first single from his most recent musical, “Cinderella.”
The rollicking tune is known as”Poor Cinderella” and it is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who’ll play the title character in what’s being billed as a”complete reinvention of the traditional fairytale.”
The only is a portrait of a gruesome lady standing aside from society’s principles: “They call me a wretch/A witch/Well, choose one,” that the heroine sings. “Each fairytale for certain can use one/Sorry I am so rude/Sorry you are so lame/I will not play your match “
Lloyd Webber and his cast were prepared to begin rehearsals at the spring at London when they and several theaters throughout the world — were stopped from the virus epidemic. Waiting was bothersome and he along with the cast recorded the throwing record in their houses during the lockdown. He expects releasing songs will help.
“We could not find another way to getting it out,” said the composer Thursday in the pub in the London Palladium as he waited to get a listening party for the approaching clutch of tunes. “It is the only way I could get out my music and present the dent “
Fifty years back this month, Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, not able to receive any theatres to wear a production of”Jesus Christ Superstar,” changed the normal order, and published a throw record.
“The reason why it came out is that nobody on earth wanted to make it as they believed it had been such a terrible thought,” he explained.
“The irony of 50 years after my needing to do another concept album since I am unable to receive my display on stage has abruptly been dropped on me”
Lloyd Webber expects It’s Going to open next spring at the West End in the Gillian Lynne Theatre. He has already teased it with a societal networking video of this song”Far Too Late.”
During the shutdown, Lloyd Webber was occupied on social websites — dance TikTok, sharing movies on Twitter and producing Spotify playlists — as well as allowing the free streaming of his displays to benefit The Actors Fund and other international organizations
Also, he was readying his London theatres to get a post-pandemic reopening.
“I determined that we are not shutting down. That’s meant such matters as new toilets and innovative ventilation systems.
“I expect all of the theaters, once they reopen, will probably be in an unbelievable country to proceed and try and make something of a virtue from this entire COVID scenario,” he explained.