Beauty and the Beast: Sarah Uriarte Berry assumes the role of Belle from Sarah Litzsinger
Sarah Uriarte Berry will once again play 'Belle' in Walt Disney's Broadway musical Beauty And The Beast from the 19 Sep May 2006. This is the same day that Donny Osmond joins the cast as Lumiere.
Sarah Uriarte Berry was last seen on Broadway as Franca Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza which closed earlier this year. Her other Broadway credits include playing Eponine in Les Misï¿½rables (1987) and Nicola in Taboo (2003).
Sarah Uriarte Berry assumes the role from Sarah Litzsinger.
Beauty And The Beast opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in 1994, where it played more than 2,250 performances, becoming the longest-running show ever at the theatre.
The production moved to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in 1999, where it is also the longest-running tenant at this theatre, having played 2,678 performances. The musical is currently booking to the 4 Mar 2007.
Beauty And The Beast is Broadway's longest running American musical and the 6th longest running musical of all time. Seen in 13 countries, the total worldwide attendance stands at more than 25 million people, making it one of the worldï¿½s most-seen musicals.
Disneyï¿½s Beauty And The Beast, features Steve Blanchard (The Beast), Sarah Litzsinger (Belle), Grant Norman (Gaston), Jacob Young as Lumiere, Christopher Duva (Cogsworth), Jeanne Lehmann (Mrs. Potts), Jamie Ross (Maurice), Aldrin Gonzales (Lefou), Meredith Inglesby (Babette) and Gina Ferrall (Madame de la Grande Bouche). Trevor Braun and Alexander Scheitinger alternate the role of Chip.
Beauty And The Beast is the classic love story of Belle, a young woman in a small, provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a prince trapped in a spell placed on him by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and to be loved, the spell will be broken and he will be transformed back to his former self. But time is running out, and if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he will be doomed for all eternity.
Disney's Beauty And The Beast features Alan Menken's Academy Award-winning score, songs by the late Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (including the Academy Award-winning title song 'Be Our Guest'), plus songs written especially for the stage by Alan Menken and Tim Rice (including 'If I Can't Love Her' and 'A Change In Me'). Book is by Linda Woolverton, author of the original screenplay.
The musical is choreographed by Matt West and directed by Robert Jess Roth. Sets are by Stan Meyer, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, and lighting by Natasha Katz.
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