Zooey Deschanel will portray Belle in Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast Live concert this May.

In a press release, Deschanel says:
“Performing Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite movies growing up, in a special concert at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, is a dream come true. I am looking forward to what I’m sure will be a magical event.”

Production will include a live orchestra and also star Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere, Taye Diggs as Gaston, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, and Anthony Evans as the Beast.


In a statement, Kelsey Grammer said:
“I love this film, I love Alan Menken, and I loved Jerry Orbach — the title song, as sung by Angela Lansbury, makes me cry to this day. Walking in the footsteps of such a brilliant cast is an honor; and as for singing the music of the incomparable Alan Menken, it goes without saying.”

The two day event takes place on May 25 and 26

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 16 on Ticketmaster.


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