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BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at the Orpheum Now Thru July 10BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at the Orpheum Now Thru July 10
by Linda Hodges - Jul 5, 2016

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at the Orpheum Now Thru July 10! (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Winspear Opera HouseBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Winspear Opera House
by Aaron Zilbermann - Jun 27, 2016

The 1991 Disney film Beauty and the Beast is a spectacular work of animated musical storytelling. Belle, a type of feminist in a sense (at least within the context of Disney, especially when compared to Ariel, who taught millions of young girls just two years earlier that it is important to change who you are for a man), is an independent, intelligent, and beautiful young woman who reads and finds pleasure in the pursuit of knowledge. She has found her voice and she demands to be heard. So naturally, the whole town thinks she is crazy. A heroine of this caliber is a lot to live up to in any fairy tale and such a fanciful, witty and heartfelt presentation seems impossible to duplicate, but that's what I expect from a Broadway production. I expect seats that can cost a good $120 to rival the magic created by the brilliant animators working with Disney in the early part of that transitional decade. Unfortunately, the touring Broadway musical produced by NETworks Presentations does not live up to this expectation. In fact it falls quite short of perpetuating the wonder and depth established in the original film. I brought my twin 6-year-old daughters to the show and they loved it. Certainly it was quality enough to entertain a kindergartener, but is that really what Dallas should grow to accept as quality theatrical art. We have a booming and continuously growing art scene and so-called 'Broadway' productions such as this should not be tolerated in our community. Broadway is supposed to be a leader in the creation of quality art, not the preservation of an industry that overcharges audiences, underpays artists, undermines unions, and whose primary mission is not artistic success but financial success. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre to Stage Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITAMaine State Music Theatre to Stage Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre will be presenting one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musicals, EVITA, June 29 through July 16. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Broward Center Now on SaleTickets to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Broward Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning, worldwide smash hit, Broadway musical is returning to Fort Lauderdale as a 2015-2016 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season option.  Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 15-19, 2016. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

Broadway in Cincinnati and Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Host 'Books for Belle' BenefitBroadway in Cincinnati and Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Host 'Books for Belle' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

?Inspired by Belle's generous heart and love of books in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Broadway in Cincinnati is collecting children's books to help further the good work of the inspiring local non-profit Adopt a Book. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Chicago on Sale FridayTickets to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Chicago on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the return engagement Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, will go on sale on Friday, March 25. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement, May 24-29, 2016. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. In 2015, Disney's Beauty and the Beast played Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a sold-out limited one-week engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour - A Tale That Stands the Test of TimeBWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour - A Tale That Stands the Test of Time
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 16, 2016

No doubt one of the greatest classic Disney films of all time, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has launched a new NETworks tour, which reunites original Broadway director, Rob Roth, choreographer, Matt West, along with the original design team, including Ann Hould-Ward (costume designer), Natasha Katz (Lighting Designer), Stanley A. Meyer (Scenic Designer), John Petrafesa Jr. (Sound Designer) and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Mesa Arts Center This MonthDisney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Mesa Arts Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Mesa as part of the Broadway on Center series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at Mesa Arts Center on March 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Be Our Guest! Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returns To The McCallum TheatreBe Our Guest! Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returns To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Feb 29, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Palm Desert. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the McCallum Theatre on Friday March 25, at 8:00pm, Saturday, March 26 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday, March 27, 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Disney's Beauty and the Beast features the Academy AwardŽ-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton.  (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, 4/1-3Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, 4/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to San Jose as part of Broadway San Jose's 2015-16 season. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on-stage at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) for five performances only - April 1 - 3, 2016. Tickets for Disney's Beauty and the Beast are available now online at www.ticketmaster.com, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 West San Carlos Street), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 669-242-8557. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to Palace Theatre, 3/15-20Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to Palace Theatre, 3/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

?Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning, worldwide, smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Columbus' Palace Theatre. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Palace Theatre March 15-20. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at AT&T Performing Arts Center on Sale MondayTickets to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at AT&T Performing Arts Center on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for the return engagement of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, will go on sale Monday, February 15 at 10 a.m. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage for a limited one week engagement June 22 through June 26, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District as part of the Broadway Series. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to SHN Orpheum Theatre This SummerDisney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to SHN Orpheum Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to San Francisco from June 29 through July 10, 2016. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the SHN Orpheum Theatre. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek Serenades Audiences with BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Interview: Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek Serenades Audiences with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Courtnee Miles - Jan 25, 2016

We're taking you on a journey to the magical world of Beast, Belle, Gaston, and friends as we travel through time. Taking place in 18th century France, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's Beauty and the Beast is making it's way to Atlanta's Fox Theatre. I had the chance to sit down with Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek (Gaston) to talk about bringing this great book, turned film, and now theatrical play to life. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play the Fabulous Fox, March 11-13Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play the Fabulous Fox, March 11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to St. Louis as part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 11 - 13. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

BWW Review: An Enchanting BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Overture CenterBWW Review: An Enchanting BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Overture Center
by Amanda Finn - Jan 14, 2016

Belle, in her bookish ways and reserved manner, was always a stand out princess of Disney's canon. Disinterested in being one of the aptly named "Silly Girls" who spend their idle time fawning over local hunk Gaston, she is a much different kind of Disney heroine. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to Seattle, 12/11-13Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Returning to Seattle, 12/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Seattle as part of the KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at The Paramount Theatre from December 11 - 13. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for San Diego (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Los Angeles (more...)

Tickets on Sale for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Aronoff Center This SpringTickets on Sale for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Aronoff Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Cincinnati as a season special for Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth and tickets are on sale now. (more...)

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