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Amitabh Bachchan lends voice to Beauty And The Beast
For the first time ever, Disney will bring the timeless classic Beauty and the Beast to the Indian stage. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this classic musical love story will be presented to the Indian audience on the same scale as mega-productions are seen on New York's Broadway and on London's West End.

The cast already includes some of the finest talents in the country, like Bugs Bhargava who plays Cogsworth, Brian Tellis as Lumiere, Meher Mistry as Belle, Edwin Joseph as Beast. And now, none other than veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has been roped in to record the prologue to the show. Amitabh Bachhan said "I am very happy to be part of this pioneering effort to advance a new and unexplored format of entertainment in India."

Also the first look of the show is out and it look nothing less than spectacular.

First Look

More than 100 of the best musical theater performers in India will bring the story of Beauty and the Beast alive on stage with world class production values, lavish sets and gorgeous costumes. Having won hearts across 28 countries, the Beauty and the Beast musical will be completely developed locally in India, while retaining the original script and memorable music of the Broadway show.

The production will be in English for 130 minutes of duration, with select shows across Mumbai and Delhi from October to December 2015.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast premiered on Broadway in 1994, where it was nominated for nine prestigious Tony Awards and ran for 13 years. It still ranks as one of the longest-running and highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time. Since its debut, the titles visibility and success has expanded globally with subsequent productions produced around the world.

Globally, this grand musical has had some of the world's most renowned creative artists bringing to life the magic of Beauty and the Beast on stage. Disney India will bring on board the very best local talent, who will work closely with these renowned International artists to recreate the musical in India.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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