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Disney Brings ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to India

LONDON — Disney India will bring hit Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast” to India. The production will retain the original script and music, but will feature more than 100 local performers.

The show will be directed by Vikranth Pawar, creative head, live entertainment, at Disney India. Leslie Lewis will oversee the music and Terence Lewis the choreography.

India will become the 29th country to stage the musical when it plays in Mumbai and Delhi from October through December.

Disney Theatrical Productions produced the Broadway show, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and additional songs with music by Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice, and the book written by Linda Woolverton.

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