One of Disney's most enchanting love stories, Beauty and the Beast, will come to life on stage in a Broadway musical performance that will show from 25th May to 7th June 2015 at the Ciputra Artpreneur Theater, at Kuningan, in the capital city of Jakarta.
Directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with An Hould- War on the costume designs (who won a Tony Award for her designs for a similar production), the musical play is based on the 1991 Academy-Award winning animated feature film. Beauty and the Beast that premiered on Broadway in 1994 and was nominated for nine Tony awards. The show ran for 13 years and still ranks as one of the longest-running and highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time.
Based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name, Beauty and the Beast tells a classic love story between a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance simply called "The Beast" and Belle a beautiful young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. The story has it that if the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. However, if he failed to do so, he will be doomed for eternity.
Jakarta's show is part of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's international tour. A similar show has been staged in Manila and is currently running in Bangkok. It will pass through Singapore before premiering in Jakarta. Currently there are also five productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast playing around the world, including in France, Japan and Germany. The show has been produced in 22 countries and seen by more than 35 million people with over 28,000 performances, generating over USid="mce_marker".7 billion in revenue.
For the show, around 60 Broadway performers and approximately 60 tons of equipment will be flown to Jakarta to deliver a high quality show. The stage set will be designed similar to that of other Broadway shows.
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