As we all collectively brace for the release of the Cats trailer this Friday, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber did an appearance on Good Morning Britain where he brought up another big project he happens to be working on: a new musical version of Cinderella, which he claimed is coming to Broadway next year. The moment occurs around the 3:14 mark in the video above, and Lloyd Webber doesn’t mention any specific timing or theater. His representatives told Vulture they couldn’t confirm anything.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new version of the musical was previously announced in The Hollywood Reporter, which noted that the prolific composer is working with Tom MacRae (who wrote the book and lyrics to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, a musical about a gay schoolboy playing on the West End) and Emerald Fennell (who’s taking over as the lead writer of Killing Eve in season two, and also playing Camilla on The Crown). “They have remade Cinderella into a completely modern, feisty girl,” he told THR, in which, apparently, the story won’t be fully set in either a traditional fairy tale or contemporary world. Of course, Richard Rodgers, the first person to EGOT, already wrote a musical adaptation of the Cinderella myth with Oscar Hammerstein II as a live TV musical starring Julie Andrews (their work was also used in Brandy and Whitney Houston’s TV movie, and it eventually came to Broadway). Plus, Disney has made and Lily James–ified its own versions of Cinderella. So, no pressure.