Polydor Records/UMe has announced the release of the second piece of music from the forthcoming album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. ‘Only You, Lonely You’ is sung by the latest cast member to be revealed, Ivano Turco, and can be heard in the video player above.
It follows the release of “Bad Cinderella” sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher, which was released to much acclaim in October. The upcoming album features cast from the highly anticipated new theater production, which will open in Spring 2021 at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London
Ivano Turco will play Sebastian, the younger brother of Prince Charming – auditioned initially to be in the dance ensemble for the show but Lloyd Webber and director Laurence Connor saw the potential for him to take one of the lead roles, invited him to audition for the role of Sebastian, and a week later Turco found himself recording his part on the Cinderella album at the legendary Metropolis Studios in London. Turco has just graduated from the renowned Urdang Academy, though like so many graduates this year, he was not able to don a tux for a ceremony and send off.
Cinderella will mark his West End debut and follows performances in Sleeping Beauty (Imagine Theatre), Runner Up in the All-England National Dance Competition (Hackney Empire), Teen Spirit (feature film), and The Wiz (Milton Keynes Theatre). Before the closure of theaters in 2020, Turco was due to appear in West Side Story at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
Cinderella will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, with previews from Friday, April 30, 2021 and further information is available at www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com. Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Cinderella in the highly anticipated new production. She has starred in Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Addams Family (UK Tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), and most recently played Fantine in Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre. She is also a bestselling author and social media personality.
The production, a complete reinvention of the classic fairy tale, is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award®-nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit “Killing Eve,” with a brand-new score from the Tony Award®-winning legendary composer and lyrics by David Zippel.