PHOTO CALL: Oh, Donny Boy: Osmond Opens in Beauty

News   PHOTO CALL: Oh, Donny Boy: Osmond Opens in Beauty The cast and crew of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, along with other Broadway stars, came out to celebrate Broadway's new Gaston, Donny Osmond.
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Osmond is scheduled to play a nine-week engagement as Gaston in the long-running Disney musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Sarah Uriarte Berry reprises the role of Belle, which she previously played in the family-friendly production.

Beauty marks the first time Osmond has appeared on Broadway since his 1982 Main Stem debut in Little Johnny Jones. "I opened and closed [Little Johnny Jones] in one night," Osmond said in a recent statement, "and I remember thinking, 'One of these days, I'm going to do it right.' Now almost 25 years later I have the chance — I couldn't do it any more right than joining such an iconic show as Beauty. I can't wait to get started!"

Disney Theatricals producer Thomas Schumacher added, "I have known Donny for almost a decade and had a great time working with him. He's a brilliant performer and a great guy. We are all thrilled he's joining our production."

At Left (From Top): Beauty and the Beast's leads, Donny Osmond, Sarah Uriarte Berry and Steve Blanchard; Beauty's Mrs. Potts, Jeanne Lehman; Jersey Boys' Christian Hoff and Daniel Reichard.

Below: Donny Osmond takes his bow as Gaston.

photos by Aubrey Reuben

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