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Zooey Deschanel to Headline Live 'Beauty and the Beast' Concert

Zooey Deschanel to Headline Live 'Beauty and the Beast' Concert
Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel poses as she arrives to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 12 March 2018 04:40 PM

Zooey Deschanel will play Belle with an all-star cast for a two-night live concert of "Beauty and the Beast" at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in May.

Disney announced the event Monday and tickets will go on sale Friday March 16, Entertainment Weekly reported. The show follows the hugely popular "The Little Mermaid Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl" in 2016.

"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," Deschanel said in a statement, Today reported. "I am looking forward to what I'm sure will be a magical event."

Besides Deschanel, the show will feature Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere, Tay Diggs as Gaston, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, and Anthony Evans as Beast, EW reported. Richard Kraft, who directed the earlier show, will return for "Beauty and the Beast Live" as well.

"We are mixing film, live music, singers, dancers, digital projections, effects and special guest artists to create an event that pays homage to the original movie but also delivers something that can only be experienced live," Kraft said in a release, EW reported.

"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," Grammer said in a statement, EW reported. "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."

A live-action film version of "Beauty and the Beast" starring Emma Watson as Belle grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide in 2017.

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Disney announced a two-night live concert of "Beauty and the Beast" starring Zooey Deschanel as Belle at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in May.
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