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Disney confirms new Beauty and the Beast revival in the works

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Disney has confirmed a revival of Beauty and the Beast is in the works.

Thomas Schumacher, the president of Disney Theatrical Productions, revealed the news in a letter to staff (via The New York Times).

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It follows news that the company's Broadway production of Frozen will be closing amid the ongoing theatre shutdown.

The new Beauty and The Beast revival is being put together by the same creative team that originated the 1994 Broadway production.

It's slated to open outside of the US with rumours it could possibly be staged in London's West End where it last played at the Dominion Theatre in December 1999.

Based on the 1991 animated film of the same name, the Beauty and the Beast stage adaption features a book by Linda Woolverton with music from Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

The magical tale tells the story of a prince, cursed to live as a terrifying monster until he finds true love, and a village girl called Belle, who draws the cold-hearted beast out of his isolation with help from some enchanted servants.

Alongside the stage musical, a live action remake was released in 2017 starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans.

Meanwhile, Disney has also confirmed it's also currently working on The Jungle Book, The Princess Bride & Bedknobs and Broomsticks stage adaptions.

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