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Beauty and the Beast: The Spectacular Broadway Musical

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DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST –
THE SMASH HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL SPECTACULAR IS COMING TO THE MASTERCARD THEATRES AT MARINA BAY SANDS FOR THE FIRST TIME!

The original Broadway creative team will reunite to bring this acclaimed production to over 12 countries as part of a first-ever International tour.

Singapore, 13 October 2014 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning smash hit Broadway musical spectacular, is coming to Singapore for the first time as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations with a first-ever international tour. This elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands from 21 March 2015 for a limited season. Tickets are now on sale.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will open in Istanbul in October this year and tour to diverse international markets including United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney’s timeless musical will have been seen by these territories. The international tour will see the show’s original Broadway creative team reuniting to bring this Broadway classic to life.

The musical is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award® winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Scenic Design by Stanley A. Meyer, Sound Design by John Petrafesa Jr. and Music Supervision by Michael Kosarin.

“The show provides a happily-ever-after end that keeps you singing after the curtain fall”
– Boston Metro

Based on the 1991 Academy-Award winning animated feature film, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast premiered on Broadway in 1994, where it was nominated for nine prestigious Tony Awards and ran for 13 years. It still ranks as one of the longest-running and highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time. Since its debut, the titles visibility and success have expanded globally with subsequent productions produced around the world. Since licensing of the title began in 2004, there have been productions in 22 countries, seen by more than 35 million people, translated into 8 different languages with over 28 thousand performances – equivalent to a run of 67 years, generating over $1.7B in revenue.

‘A breathtaking visual feast’
Mybroadwayworld.com

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

The musical boasts music by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tangled) and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), with additional songs with music by Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice (The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar). The book is written by Linda Woolverton (screenwriter of The Lion King, Alice In Wonderland and the upcoming Maleficent).
 

FUN FACTS

THE SHOW
• 35 million / Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation, playing to more than 35 million people.
• 13 years / The musical ran for more than 13 years on Broadway.
• 8th / Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the 8th longest running musical in Broadway history.
• 59 people / The traveling company comprises 30 cast, 2 parents, 12 crew, 11 musicians, 2 merchandise and 2 management personnel.
• 6 / 1 / 6 / The musical score of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast contains 6 beloved songs from the Academy Award-nominated feature film, one song cut from the film that has been restored for the musical, and 6 original songs written for the musical.

THE PRODUCTION
• 160 squares / There are 160 needle point squares that make up the bottom of the town drop.
• The tavern building needle point scrim panel is a very traditional Latvian pattern that is called a “star.” This pattern is also repeated in Gaston’s pub and the town pieces.
• There is a hidden “Mickey” in the tavern set drop … see if you can spot it!
• 81 wigs / The production uses 81 wigs.
• 580 costume pieces / The Production uses 580 costume pieces, including some pieces from the original Broadway costumes.
• 67 LED lights on the magic mirror.
• 36 mugs in Gaston’s tavern.
• 350 feet of streamers dispatched over the audience during “Be Our Guest”.
• 450 lbs / The “Star drop” – curtain with lights to create starry sky, weighs 450 lbs.
• 1,700 lbs / The West Wing set piece weighs about 1,700 lbs.
• 1 ton / The plate rail in Be Our Guest weighs almost 1 ton.

TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION

EDITORS NOTE:
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST INTERNATIONAL TOUR
Season
: From 21st March 2015
Venue:  MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
Cast:  The International Tour features a cast from the US

PERFORMANCE TIMES: 
Tuesday – Friday 8:00pm;
Saturday: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm and 5.00pm

TICKET PRICE:  
From $65
* Excludes the booking fee of SGD$3 per ticket

BOOKINGS
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www.BASEentertainmentasia.com, www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg

PHONE:   +65 6688 8826
IN PERSON AT:    
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For exciting ticket package options including accommodation at Marina Bay Sands please visit: www.marinabaysands.com/packages. Corporate and Group Bookings are available via Showbiz.  Email: corporate@showbizasia.com or call 6688 1029

ABOUT BASE ENTERTAINMENT ASIA
BASE Entertainment specializes in the development, production, programming and management of live entertainment properties and theatre operations. BASE develops, produces and manages intellectual properties which reach audiences through various platforms, including live, digital, broadcast and licensing. BASE Entertainment founders include Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger, who have 45 years combined experience in the live entertainment industry. The company has offices in Singapore, New York, Las Vegas, and Houston. Since their Asia office opened in Singapore in 2010 Base Entertainment has brought a wide array of live entertainment to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands’ two theaters, including Disney’s The Lion King, Riverdance, A R Rahman, Thriller Live, Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cirque EloizeiD, Bar at Buena Vista, and The Imperial Ice Stars productions of Swan Lake on Ice, WICKED, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, My Fair Lady, GREASE and most recently Cavalia.
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