Polydor Records has announced the release of the third piece of music from the forthcoming album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’.
“I Know I Have A Heart” is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher and was released on 12 February 2021 across all DSPs.
It follows the release late last year of “Only You, Lonely You” sung by Ivano Turco. “I Know I Have A Heart” is the second song by Carrie Hope Fletcher to be released from the forthcoming soundtrack, after ‘Bad Cinderella’ came out to high acclaim in October.
‘Bad Cinderella’ has now been streamed over 1.4 million times globally and performed on The One Show and Children In Need 2020.
Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke out about the track and the melody that accompanies this powerful song.
“I knew we needed a big power ballad moment for ‘Cinderella’ and I am so excited for you to finally hear it,” said Webber.
“These things tend to come to you when you least expect them and I wrote this melody on a plane to LA. I sent it on to our lyricist and almost instantly David Zippel came back with the fantastic line, “I Know I Have a Heart Because You Broke it”. ‘I Know I Have A Heart’ is Cinderella’s ‘unrequited love moment’ in the show but I won’t tell you more than that other than what a thrill it is to have a voice like Carrie’s record it.”
The album features cast from the highly anticipated new theatre production, which will open in Spring 2021 at The Gillian Lynne Theatre in London, along with appearances from some surprise guest vocalists.
Pre order the album here: https://Cinderella.lnk.to/AlbumPR
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 Misérables’ 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 legendary composer and lyrics by David Zippel.
‘Cinderella’ will reunite Andrew Lloyd Webber with director Laurence Connor and choreographer JoAnn M Hunter, who previously worked on the Olivier Award winning international hit ‘School of Rock’ and the recent, sold out production of ‘Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at The London Palladium.
Fennell’s new film ‘A Promising Young Woman’, that she wrote and directed and which stars Carey Mulligan, opened recently in cinemas. As an actress she played Patsy Mount on the BBC’s ‘Call The Midwife’ and currently depicts Camilla Parker Bowles on the Netflix hit ‘The Crown’.
The show’s lyrics are by David Zippel, a multi-award winner for Broadway productions including ‘City of Angels’, ‘The Goodbye Girl’, ‘The Woman in White’ and ‘Liza at the Palace’, as well as for work on film including Disney’s ‘Hercules’ and ‘Mulan’, both of which received Oscar nominations.
‘Cinderella’ will also star Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as the Stepmother. All further creative team and cast announcements regarding ‘Cinderella’ will be made at a later date.
Ahead of ‘Cinderella’s’ arrival at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, LW Theatres are carrying out internal upgrade work to the building including the addition of more toilets and refurbishment to areas of the auditorium and Front of House, as well as adopting measures to welcome back audiences safely as soon as restrictions allow. These measures are currently being trialled at The London Palladium and will be rolled out across LW Theatres.
For more information about the production, visit the official website.
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