Beauty and the Beast

Based on 1991 Disney film

The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, NETworks presentation of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, returns to Chicago! Based on the Academy Award- winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. Hailed by the Chicago SunTimes as “warm and winning performances, a tuneful score, and real heart,” the classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE



by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
"Starmaker", the new play by Michael Leeds having its world premiere at Island City Stage imaginatively explores the supernova career of Rock Hudson, an incredibly handsome, but closeted, sailor who craved stardom. Henry Willson was a homely, openly gay, larger than life agent who groomed him and created a star. Hollywood dubbed them "beauty and the beast" but with Rock's looks and Henry's ruthless ambition, they reached the pinnacle of success. Then Henry fell in love with his creation and a life of lies led to final credits neither would have written. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2019
Now that the film has found its Ariel, production is in full swing, with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken coming together to work on a new song for the film!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
 In addition to its popular Broadway Series, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents internationally known comedians, music stars, dance events and family shows, and on most Mondays, screens a classic movie for just $1.
by TV Scoop - Jul 8, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BURDEN OF TRUTH, airing on THE CW on Sunday, July 21, 2019!
by Ashley Corbaley - Jul 7, 2019
A Tale As Old As Time, The Woodlawn Theatre presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in all of its beloved glory. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman and book by Linda Woolverton, this classic musical was adapted to the stage over 25 years ago from the Academy Award-winning film of the same name. From daring adventure to heart-melting romance this beautiful tale has something for everyone. Bringing a production of this caliber to life is no small feat. The Woodlawn Theatre surpassed expectations, treating San Antonio to a wildly entertaining performance that was truly magical.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School. This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL and LLHPOKONA PRODUCTIONS have announced the casting for the concert of Nicolette Blount's SAVAGE THE MUSICAL, with co-book by Lindel Hart and co-composerco-lyrics by John Waynelovich, musical direction by Kevin Lynch and directed by Rachel Klein. SAVAGE THE MUSICAL will play two concerts only at the Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036). Performances are Tuesday, July 9 at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. Festival passes are now on sale, as are $29.50 individual tickets available at
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The cold never bothered Broadway anyway! Frozen is now playing at the historic St. James Theatre, where it opened on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and has been in the top 10 best-selling shows every week, establishing itself as the biggest musical hit of its season. Having grossed more than any new Broadway musical since Hamilton and set four St. James Theatre house records in less than a year, Frozen has been seen by nearly 1M people since its Denver pre-Broadway engagement. As the summer days heat up, we're cooling down by getting to know the current 2019 cast!
by West End Video - Jul 5, 2019
Britt is making her debut at Crazy Coqs on the 10th July. Her Musical Director for the evening will be Christopher Hamilton who she recently joined at An Evening With Christopher Hamilton & Friends as part of the Sunday Socials concert series at the Union Theatre. She performed 'Look at You' with Samantha Ivey. The duet with lyrics and music by Christopher Hamilton is inspired by the 90's cult movie 'Showgirls'. Britt sings the part of Molly who suspects that her friend Nomi (sung by Samantha) has pushed Cristal Connors down the stairs in order to land her role in the topless Vegas show 'Goddess'. Britt will be singing this song again at Crazy Coqs along with two other of Hamilton's songs.
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 5, 2019
Though a part of me misses the annual summer farce usually staged at this time, it's hard to fault Gregg Brandt for staging one of the most crowd-pleasing musicals of all time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
MUSIC! LAUGHTER! Chills and thrills abound in the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, July 12 - 28 at the YMCA in Union, NJ, presented by The Theater Project and the Bullet Theatre Collaborative.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
With magical pixie dust PETER PAN THE MUSICAL Flies Into The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City with 11 performances beginning July 6-28. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 2 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Every year, since 2009, The Ten Chimneys Foundation, which facilitates the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, brings together just ten of the nation's top regional theatre actors to work with a world-renowned Master Teacher. This year, PCPA's Kitty Balay was selected to join leading actors and acting teachers who were chosen from an exclusive list of only ten national theatres. The actors will participate in a week of master classes headed by distinguished actress Tyne Daly from July 14 - 20, 2019. The intensive master class will take place at the estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. This is a life-altering opportunity for the selected theatre actors to expand their creative and mentoring abilities.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Packemin Productions, the team behind the hit productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Shrek, Wicked, Legally Blonde and The Phantom Of The Opera will transport you to a Greek island paradise at Riverside Theatres, bursting onto the stage with a brand new production of one of the world's favourite feel-good musicals... MAMMA MIA!
by Gil Kaan - Jul 20, 2019
The extremely charismatic Hugh Jackman wowed the sold-out Hollywood Bowl crowd of 17,500 adoring and appreciative fans on the first of his two-night tour stop in Los Angeles! Utilizing his spectacular combo of sturdy vocals, fancy footwork and multi-watt charm, Jackman owned the Bowl stage, giving his all to connect and entertain in THE SHOW.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
This fun and family friendly musical, adapted from the original Disney film, brings to life “a tale as old as time” of a selfish prince who is turned into a hideous monster and must win the affection of a beautiful, young girl in order to regain his humanity. This musical includes the classic scores of “Be Our Guest”, “If I Can't Love Her”, “A Change in Me”, the title song “Beauty and the Beast” and many more. The magical musical offers humor, romance, and excitement for all ages.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2019
The Lion King is on track to have the biggest opening ever for a Disney live action remake of an animated film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The Utah Symphony, along with guest conductor Christian Reif and cellist Rainer Eudeikis, will delight their audiences with Schumann's Cello Concerto in the second chamber concert of the Deer Valley Music Festival. Pieces by other artists such as Beethoven and Honegger will be performed as well. The concert will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at 8 PM at St. Mary's Church in Park City.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
by Carol Kassie - Jul 2, 2019
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) has partnered with Prather Productions to produce an exciting new musical theatre series, Broadway in Broward, at the state-of-the art venue beginning in November 2019. Four productions are planned for the 2019-2020 season:  West Side Story, Once, Kinky Boots, and Beauty and the Beast.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Live at Zedel continues its season of new shows, each with a different theme, hosted by lyricist Mark Petty and with Musical Direction by Henry Brennan.
by Peter Nason - Jul 19, 2019
When it comes to Tony Award snubbing, there are several artistic high crimes and misdemeanors. For instance, Fiorello! winning Best Musical over Gypsy, or the good Music Man besting the better West Side Story. Or how about this awful upset: Two Gentlemen of Verona (the since-forgotten musical) beating both Grease and Follies for the top honor. Perhaps worst of all is this: Even though A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM was Stephen Sondheim's first and most successful Broadway show as a composer and lyricist, and even though it would win six of its eight nominated Tony Awards in 1962-1963 (including Best Musical), Mr. Sondheim himself was not even nominated for his lyrics and score. A show that features some of the most beloved comic songs from the early 1960's--'Comedy Tonight,' 'Lovely,' and 'Everybody Ought to Have a Maid'--wasn't even nominated for these iconic numbers. (For the record, Oliver! won that year for Best Score.) Broadway's greatest composer would have to wait almost a decade to receive his first Tony Award.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto announce that acclaimed TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley ("Seinfeld," "Dancing with the Stars," Broadway's Chicago) is set to star as "Captain Hook" and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) will star as "Tinker Bell" in Lythgoe Family Panto's upcoming PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will charm audiences at The Gateway with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song, "The Sound of Music."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Two of L.A's. leading small theatres will showcase award-winning productions on Arts in Review, Friday, July 19 (2 to 2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7fm, Pacifica Radio for Southern California.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
This twisted Disney Cabaret is going to make your dreams come true!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Be Our Guest as we share with you a tale as old as time... now coming to a community theater near you!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "Just Look at Me Now: Audition Redemption!" Every performer knows how it feels to have an unsuccessful audition. The feeling of embarrassment and self-criticism over where they may have gone wrong. Well, this performance is a chance for them to redeem themselves of their past failures. To recount their previous woes, and then wow us on stage. They may have had a botched audition or two, but this performance is their chance to say "Just look at me now," and show how far they've come.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Over the Tavern opened to a full house Sunday at Theatre at the Center in Munster. The play by Tom Dudzick is directed by Ericka Mac with Janet Ulrich Brooks as Sister Clarissa, Logan Baffico as Rudy, Cory Goodrich as Ellen, Isabelle Roberts as Annie, Eric Slater as Chet, Julian Solis as Georgie and Seth Steinberg as Eddie. Over the Tavern offers a hilarious look at family life in the 1950s.  Over the Tavern continues its run through August 11.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
What starts out as a teenager's dream turns into a terrifying nightmare in MA, the suspenseful thriller from Blumhouse, the producers of Get Out andHappy Death Day, arriving on Digital August 20, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand September 3, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Fans can now discover more than 20 minutes of thrilling bonus features not seen in theaters including a never-before-seen alternate ending, alternate and deleted scenes, and featurettes that take fans deeper into the unusual and unsettling world of MA. Starring Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape of Water), the stirring and suspense-filled horror film “makes you cringe in all the right places” (Owen Gleiberman, Variety) and is packed with unexpected twists and turns that will have viewers on the edge of their seat from start to finish.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, BBC One's John Bishop Show and the BBC Proms Podcast, award-winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone returns to Worthing with her brand new show. Which will be at the Connaught Studio, Friday 20 September 2019 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2019
It takes more than just a Tony Award to guarantee a long run on Broadway. While some of the most critically loved shows in Broadway history are long gone, others have found commercial success an enjoyed decades entertaining the masses. Which Broadway shows are the longest running of all time? Which current Broadway productions have a chance of breaking the top ten? We've got the full list!
by Brian Michaels - Jul 13, 2019
Stories about adults and kids swapping bodies have been around for a while. Of course, you have some classic 80's movies like 18 Again! (1988) Starring George Burns, Like Father Like Son (1987) with Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore and even Vice Versa (1988) with Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold.
by Steve Wilson - Jul 12, 2019
Director Barbara Nichols has created magic in the White Theatre's production of PETER PAN THE MUSICAL. This summer treat for the whole family, which opened on July 6 at the theater located at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, should not be missed. The show runs through July 28 at the theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Leg Up On Life is uniting some of New York's most inspiring entertainers in the arts community for its third NIGHT OF LIFE benefiting The Trevor Project (21+). This explosive arts performance party will take place at Sony Hall on Monday, August 26th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Fresh from the stellar success of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), winner of a 2019 Drama Desk Award, will present Hannah Senesh, an award-winning play based on the diaries and poems of a heroic young woman who risked her life to save European Jews from the Holocaust, and who paid the ultimate price.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
The Bradley Beach Arts Council presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare, showing 7 PM, July 12th and July 13th at the Bradley Beach Gazebo. A rain date is set for Sunday, July 14th in case of prohibitive weather. The Bradley Beach Gazebo is located on 5th & Ocean Avenue, Bradley Beach New Jersey. Admission is FREE.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Disney's classic musical “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented July 19-28 by KidsAlive! of Oklahoma City.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Holy hit! Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with SISTER ACT - the exciting and joyful musical adaptation of the beloved 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg.
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts production of the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier award winning musical Once.
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019
The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Check out video of the cast in action!
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 11, 2019
Expect musical hijinks when The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC (PAS) presents The Producers,through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, for its summer musical.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Disney's 'The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Growing Up Broadway in Now and Then: Current AND Former Broadway Kids Take the Stage!on Saturday, July 20th at 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
By popular demand, Musical Theatre West (MTW) has added two performances to its three-week run of Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.   Added performances and best availability are for these just added showss on Saturday, July 13, 2:00pm and Sunday July 28, 6:00pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, welcomes Jacob Dickey to the title role on Tuesday, July 16 to Thursday, September 12 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Check out photos of the cast in action!
by Debbie Hall - Jul 10, 2019
Great local artists nominated in 22 categories will celebrate their achievements one great night at the 6th annual Valley Theatre Awards. Find out who will win during the family-friendly, fun-filled event at Starbright Theatre on July 15.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
In celebration of 86 Years of Theatre By The Sea, owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to present the Rhode Island professional premiere of Disney's Newsies which will be presented from July 17-August 10, 2019.