Last winter our internationally acclaimed production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast inspired thousands of theatergoers: as People Magazine said, it’s “a tale as old as time [that] feels refreshingly new.” Now Jade Jones (Belle) and Evan Ruggiero (Beast) are back in a revival of the production that won hearts and attracted the admiration of audiences from around the country. Be our guest along with other returning cast members Bobby Smith (Lumiere), Dylan Arredondo (Cogsworth), Michael Burrell (Gaston) and the rest of the gang in the Beast’s cursed castle for an escape to a world where beauty is more than skin deep and happily ever after is just a rose petal away.
Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Music Direction by
Walter “Bobby” McCoy
Marcia Milgrom Dodge
A Parent's Guide to Beauty and the Beast
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PRESS AND REVIEWS
- The Washington Post: At Olney Theatre, casting ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with an eye to inclusion (Nov. 2, 2021)
- MSNBC: There's a new Belle in town — and she's shattering all kinds of princess beauty standards
- The Washington Post: Review | Olney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ succeeds with a Belle who brings complexity to the role
- PEOPLE.com: How This Beauty and the Beast Is Reflecting Real Life with 'Different Body Types and Ethnicities'
- NBC4 Washington: Olney Theatre Reimagines ‘Beauty And The Beast'
- MD Theatre Guide: Theatre Review: ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ at Olney Theatre Center
- DC Metro Theater Arts: Olney elevates 'Beauty and the Beast' to new and exciting heights - DC Metro Theater Arts
- Playbill: Take an Exclusive First Look at Beauty and the Beast at the Olney Theatre Center
- Washington City Paper: City Lights: A New Spin on Beauty and the Beast for a New World - WCP
- Metro Weekly: Evan Ruggiero gets beastly in 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' at Olney
- Talkin' Broadway: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
- OurKids.com: Beauty and the Beast at Olney Theatre
LEARN MORE ON THE BLOG
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- Video: Evan Ruggiero performs "If I Can't Love Her"
- Video: Jade Jones performs "Home"
- Quiz: What Enchanted Object Are You in the Beast's Castle?
- Designer Focus: Belle's Journey Through Her Costumes
- Video: Roundtable Discussion: The Beauty and the Beast Stars on "Beauty"
- Director's Perspective: An Interview with Marcia Milgrom Dodge
- The Original Fairytale
BEHIND THE SCENES EVENTS
Held Monday, November 8, 2021
A virtual conversation
Casting Directors weighed in about what makes a body “beautiful” on stage and screen. Guests include Vickie Thomas from Vickie Thomas Casting (The Harder They Fall, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Detroit, Hidden Figures), Geoff Josselson and Katja Zarolinski from JZ Casting (Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theater), and José Carrasquillo (Director of Artistic Programming at Ford's Theatre).
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