Beauty and the Beast 《美女与野兽》

A tale as old as time, true as it can be. The world’s first all-Chinese cast in a Broadway-style musical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opened on October 22, 1999.  It ran for more than 60 performances in a production costing more than USD $2.4 million.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China, produced in collaboration with Japanese Shiki Theatre, co-directed by China’s Zhou Qixun and Japan’s Isamu Furusawa and performed in Mandarin.

Mandarin language production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Beijing on October 22 1999
Mandarin language production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Beijing on October 22 1999
Mandarin language production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Beijing on October 22 1999

Photos shot during a preview on October 21, 1999 in Beijing.

Beauty and the Beast 《美女与野兽》(2018 Revival)

A revival production of Beauty and the Beast《美女与野兽》opened on June 14, 2018 at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort.   The 2018 cast featured YaoRong Guo as Belle, DouEr Sun as Beast, Yang Liu as Gaston, Meng Xu as Mrs. Potts, HaiFei Mao as Lumiere, Pai Peng as Cogsworth, Zhi Zhang as LeFou, XueLiang Ma as Maurice, ShaoYu Li as Madame de la Grande Bouche (Mrs. Wardrobe), and YaYu Chen as Babette.