The two-night event is set for this spring, and like last year's live version of "The Little Mermaid," will take place at the Hollywood Bowl. And also like Disney's previous effort, which featured an eclectic and big-named-filled ensemble, this new staging is a similarly starry affair.
The cast includes:
- Zooey Deschanel as Belle
- Anthony Evans as Beast
- Taye Diggs as Gaston
- Rebel Wilson as LeFou
- Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere
- Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts
Damn, that's a great lineup. We're especially excited to see Diggs and Wilson team up as the dastardly Gaston and the dimwitted LeFou. And we also can't wait to find out who's playing some of the other parts, like Cogsworth, Maurice, and Chip.
According to concert director Richard Kraft, the event will be a mix of film, live music, singers, dancers, digital projections, effects, and special guest artists, and "pays homage to the original movie but also delivers something that can only be experienced live."
Sounds like a winning combination to us. The event is scheduled for May 25 and May 26 in Hollywood. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 16.
[via: Oh My Disney]
An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara) enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. Read More