Zooey Deschanel Will Play Belle In A Live Glory And The Beast

And y'all, Taye Diggs is Gaston.

There are a whole lot of upcoming live-action Disney movies to get excited about—hi, . But this spring, there is an actual live Glory and the Beast performance happening in Hollywood, with Zooey Deschanel taking on the role of Belle.

Over two evenings at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles—Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26—the original animated movie will be played on a huge screen, accompanied by a full orchestra and with an all-star cast of performers singing the songs. In addition to Deschanel, the cast includes Kelsey Grammar as Lumiere, Taye Diggs as Gaston, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, and Anthony Evans as Beast. Evans will sing 'Evermore', the song which was written for last year's live-action movie version.


Two years ago, The Little Mermaid was celebrated with , and that production's director Richard Kraft is returning to the helm again.

"The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl was an amazing and unforgettable event," said legendary Disney composer Alan Menken in a statement. "Now Glory and the Beast at the Bowl is coming, with an extraordinary cast and a world class orchestra. I am beyond excited to be a part of what will be another fantastic evening."

The evening will also involve "breathtaking living scenery" which will be projected onto the iconic Hollywood Bowl facade, to create a truly immersive Glory and the Beast experience. If all this sounds like your jam, go on sale Friday, March 16 at 10 A.M. PST.

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