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Bad Cinderella’s Leads Started Off As Covers; Now They Have the Keys to the Kingdom

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Linedy Genao was living her own Cinderella story long before Bad Cinderella.

Originally a businesswoman working in the financial sector, she auditioned for the Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! on a whim. “I took a selfie on an iPhone 4, and printed it at Walgreens as my headshot!” Genao says, laughing.

Cast as the understudy Gloria, Genao met her own Prince Charming in the form of a stagehand on the Broadway production; they got married in 2021. Now, she’s stepping into the leading lady spotlight with slippers all her own in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest musical, Bad Cinderella.

Genao will be joined on stage by Jordan Dobson, a musical marvel who burst onto the Broadway scene in 2020 as the standby Tony in Ivo van Hove’s West Side Story. Similar to Genao, Bad Cinderella will be the first time Dobson originates a leading role on Broadway. Speaking in the Playbill office, the pairs' excitement could not be more infectious...READ MORE


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