Disney has unveiled the star-studded lineup for its upcoming live concert staging of "Beauty and the Beast," and the cast list should have fans eagerly accepting the invitation to "Be Our Guest."
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]