You’re Welcome to Attend the Upcoming Musical Event on ABC With Beauty and the Beast
She is once more the ball’s Belle! A two-hour Beauty and the Beast special will air in December, according to ABC’s plans. Learn more about what to anticipate here.
Get the fine china ready because the TV musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is coming.
The story of Belle and the Beast’s unlikely romance is coming to ABC in a special titled Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration, airing on December 15. This is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Disney classic becoming the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture.
According to the network, the “two-hour animated and live-action hybrid special” would also feature “new memorable musical performances” in addition to fan favorites like “Be Our Guest” and “Gaston.”
According to ABC, “The spectacular presentation incorporates brand-new sets and magnificent costumes inspired by the original story, as well as live never-before-seen musical performances.”
“Each performance is made to honor the legendary tale while also enhancing it for viewers at home. Disney Studios will host a live performance of songs from the original animated masterpiece.”
The special features some big names working behind the scenes, despite the lack of casting information.
Beauty and the Beast is a timeless tale, and Craig Erwich, President, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, said, “We’re so fortunate to work with creative genius Jon M. Chu and veteran director Hamish Hamilton to bring a modern twist to this beloved classic for an unforgettable night of Disney magic.” This will be a “must-see special event for lovers of the original and for the new generation being introduced to this beloved tale,” according to the press release.
The Wicked movie adaptation, starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, is presently in pre-production. The Chu, who previously directed Crazy Rich Asians and the screen adaptation of In The Heights, is the director. Hamilton, on the other hand, has been the director of every Super Bowl halftime performance since 2010 as well as concert movies for artists like The Rolling Stones and Christina Aguilera.
The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live, the first Disney live musical to be telecast on ABC, debuted in November 2019.
The Hamilton!-directed special, which starred Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, Graham Phillips, and John Stamos, and featured original music from the main movie and Broadway production, aired live to around nine million viewers, according to Deadline.
In September 1991, Beauty and the Beast hit theatres and received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. “Beauty and the Beast’s” Best Original Song award was given to it.
In 2017, a live-action adaptation of the movie with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens made more than $1 billion at global box offices.
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