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 is available starting today across all DSPs, here.
A video of Turco singing “Only You, Lonely You” can be viewed here:
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, along with appearances from some surprise guest vocalists.
Turco – who 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.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “I’m overjoyed to introduce Ivano Turco as our Prince Sebastian in Cinderella. I’m convinced audiences will fall in love with him, as we did, on hearing this version of “Only You Lonely You.” Straight out of college, Ivano initially came in to audition as a dancer but has a natural acting talent, a wonderful voice, and an innate charm and warmth and from the day we met I just knew I’d found our Prince!”
Cinderella will open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, with previews from Friday, April 30, 2021.
Further information is available at:
- Website: www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com
- Facebook: @ALWCinderella
- Twitter: @ALWCinderella