Hairspray's Tansley Is New Belle in Broadway Beauty

News   Hairspray's Tansley Is New Belle in Broadway Beauty Brooke Tansley will join the Broadway company of Beauty and the Beast next month.
Brooke Tansley
Brooke Tansley

A spokesperson for the Disney musical confirmed that Tansley will begin her stint as Belle Sept. 14. Tansley will replace Christy Carlson Romano, who currently plays the role in the long-running musical.

Brooke Tansley made her Broadway debut in Hairspray. Her regional credits include roles in Smokey Joe's Cafe, At Wit's End, Peter Pan, In Service and The Nutcracker.

Featuring a score by Alan Menken, Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman, Beauty and the Beast boasts a book by the author of the original screenplay, Linda Woolverton; the musical was directed by Robert Jess Roth. Beauty opened at the Palace Theatre April 18, 1994, and now plays the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It is currently the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Tickets may be purchased at the theatre's box office (205 W. 46th Street) or by calling (212) 307-4747. For more information, visit Walt Disney Theatricals on-line at www.disneyonbroadway.com.