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Pictured: Erica Stephan
Drury Lane Theatre has announced the cast and design team for Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton.
Directed by Alan Souza with choreography by Ron De Jesus, the production features Brandon Contreras (Beast), Erica Stephan (Belle), Mark Banik (Gaston), Sophie Ackerman (Chip), Graham Carlson (Chip, at certain performances), Tony Carter (Lumiere), Nick Cosgrove (Cogsworth), Mark David Kaplan (Maurice), Catherine Smitko (Madame de la Grande Bouche), Bri Sudia (Mrs. Potts), Allison Sill (Babette), and Paul Michael Thomson (Lefou). The ensemble includes Jeremiah Alsop, Anthony Avino, Greg Blackmon, Isaiah Silvia-Chandley, Liz Conway, Shantel Cribbs, Timothy P. Foszcz, Samuel Gardner, Maya Kitayama, Ivory Leonard IV, Omar Madden, Courtney Martin, Conner Wayne Milam, Zach Porter, Emma Rosenthal, Billy Rude, Monica Thomas, and Shanna VanDerwerker.
The creative team features Kevin Depinet (Scenic Design), Ryan Park (Costume Design), Ryan O’Gara (Lighting Design), Ray Nardelli (Sound Design), Cassy Schillo (Properties Design), Claire Moores (Wig & Hair Design), and Amber Wuttke (Makeup Design).
Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the story of Belle, an intellegent young woman trapped in her provincial town life who risks everything to become the heroine of her own story and break a wicked spell imprisoning a castle full of enchanting misfits and a terrifying beast.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST runs November 9 – January 27, 2019. For more information visit DruryLaneTheatre.com.