BWW TV: Watch Highlights of The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More!
Just in! BroadwayWorld and The Muny present a first look at highlights of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which is running through August 7, 2015. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved family classic is directed by Matt Lenz, choreographed by Vince Pesce and music directed by Ben Whiteley. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!
"This is a musical that demands magic from everyone, and this amazing cast will deliver," said Muny artistic director and executive producer Mike Isaacson. "This blissful, magical fairy tale will come to grand life on The Muny stage, promising an evening of great family entertainment."
The full cast includes Kate Rockwell (Belle), Nicholas Rodriguez (Beast), Nathaniel Hackmann (Gaston), Rob McClure(Lumiere), Lenny Wolpe (Maurice), Deidre Goodwin(Babette), Marva Hicks (Mrs. Potts), Steve Rosen (Cogsworth),Michael Hartung (Lefou) and Spencer Jones (Chip). The ensemble includes Courtney Arango, Lori Barrett-Pagano,Shawn Bowers, Joyce Chittick, Matthew Davies, Jordan De Leon, Courtney Echols, Ellie Fishman, Emma Gassett,Berklea Going, Austin Glen Jacobs, Madison Johnson, Wonza Johnson, Zachary Daniel Jones, Hannah Kiem, Jacob Lacopo, Drew Nellessen, Kaela O'Connor,Rich Pisarkiewicz, Drew Redington, Heather Jane Rolff, Kay Trinidad, Josh Walden and Sharrod Williams.
Returning to the Muny stage for 10 magical performances, Disney's Beauty and The Beast tells the story of a cursed prince transformed into a hideous beast and the adventurous young woman named Belle whose love could break the curse. Based on the 1991 film, the show has entertained millions worldwide since its Broadway premiere in 1994.
Scenic design is by Robert Mark Morgan, with costume design by Robin L. McGee, lighting design by Nathan W. Scheuer, sound design by John Shivers and Hugh Sweeney, and video design by Matthew Young. Wig design is byJohn Metzner and the production stage manager is Matt Lacey. Disney's Beauty and the Beast is proudly sponsored by Emerson.