Disney has announced that the classic tale as told as time, Beauty and the Beast, will be returning to the UK stage once again in 2021!
The official Beauty and the Beast musical Twitter account, @BeautyMusical, posted the news on Twitter yesterday:
Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, returns to the UK stage in 2021 with an all new production. Sign-up now to be amongst the first to find out when tickets go on sale this Autumn. https://t.co/HdwJ49kwoK pic.twitter.com/PdgYOwr1Mn
— Beauty and the Beast (@BeautyMusical) September 11, 2020
Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, returns to the UK stage in 2021 with an all new production. Sign-up now to be amongst the first to find out when tickets go on sale this Autumn.
While we are waiting for more information to be released, we expect this stage production to be similar to the Beauty and the Beast musical on board the Disney Dream Cruise Ship.
Here is a virtual viewing of the show aboard the Disney Dream:
Many Disney fans are ecstatic about this news as the musical theater industry has taken a hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. When the pandemic first hit, Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, stated:
“Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatergoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals…Broadway has the power to inspire, enrich and entertain, and together we are committed to making that vital spirit a reality. Once our stages are lit again, we will welcome fans back with open arms so that they can continue to experience the joy, heart, and goodwill that our shows so passionately express every night.”
Frozen was cancelled soon after COVID-19 forced Disney to shut down productions. Both The Lion King and Aladdin are still up on the Disney on Broadway website, and Disney states that tickets will be available soon for 2021 performances!
The enchanting Beauty and the Beast stage production is sure to get Disney fans in the UK excited about returning to theaters and we hope that the musical will make its way to the U.S.!
You can sign up here to find out more and be the first to book tickets! Tickets will go on sale sometime this Fall.