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Zooey Deschanel to Star in Beauty and the Beast Musical Concert

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Fresh from its live action adaptation, Disney is riding the wave of interest around Beauty and the Beast and putting on a live concert event starring Zooey Deschanel as Belle.

Similar to the treatment The Little Mermaid received in 2016, Beauty and the Beast  will be a two-night event starring a slew a well-known names singing the film’s iconic songs. Alongside Deschanel will be Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, Taye Diggs as Gaston, Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, and The Voice’s Anthony Evans as Beast singing “Evermore” from the live action film.

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“I love this film, I love Alan Menken, and I loved Jerry Orbah — the title song, as sung by Angela Lansbury, makes me cry to this day,” Grammer said in a statement about the project, according to EW.

The event will combine images from the film along with live music, singers, dancers, and projections, sure to honor the spirit of the film in a memorable, original way. Beauty and the Beast in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl will take place May 25 and 26. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster starting March 16.


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