Disney Theatrical officially announced their new stage production of Beauty and the Beast, which will open in 2021 in the United Kingdom.

What’s Happening:

  • Earlier this year, screenwriter Linda Woolverton revealed that she was working with Disney Theatrical on a revival of the stage musical Beauty and the Beast (click here for the full story).
  • Disney has now officially announced the project, which will open in the United Kingdom in 2021.
  • Tickets will go on sale later this fall and fans can sign up to receive alerts at the show’s official website.
  • In addition to being a new take on the theatrical classic, this new version will also feature changes to the story by Linda Woolverton herself, who wrote both the animated feature and original Broadway show.
  • New artwork was revealed, drawing inspiration from the original Broadway silhouettes motif while looking fresh and new.
  • There’s no word yet on a potential US debut, but Disney has premiered shows in the UK in the past before bringing them to Broadway or on tour.