Strober and Mahowald Set for Westchester Beauty and the Beast

News   Strober and Mahowald Set for Westchester Beauty and the Beast The Westchester Broadway Theatre will tell a "tale as old as time" when Beauty and the Beast begins performances April 24.

The family musical stars Rena Strober – who has appeared in the Broadway company of Les Misérables and the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn's Dr. Zhivago – as Belle with Joseph Mahowald (Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde and Les Miserables) as the Beast.

The company also features Stacia Fernandez (Mrs. Potts), David Titus (Maurice), Rick Hilsabeck (Lumiere), William Hartery (Cogsworth), Marguerite Willbanks (Madame de la Grande Bouche), Talana Deshaies (Babette), Jonathan Burgard (Gaston), Adolpho Blaire (Le Fou), with young actors Michael Herwitz and Alex Pasieka alternating in the role of Chip.

Completing the cast are Craig Blake, Jessica Dillian, Daniel Evans, Floryn Glass, Mahilia Miner-LeGrand, Adrian Pena, Steve Schepis, Katie Sina, Roger Preston Smith, Watkins Smith Jr., and Samantha Strum.

Featuring a book by Linda Woolverton and a score by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Beauty and the Beast is directed and choreographed for Westchester by Richard Stafford.

The creative team also includes Angela Jamison (musical direction), Peter Barbieri (set design), Andrew Gmoser (lighting design), Jon Hatton (sound design), Matthew Hemesath (costume design) and Gerard Kelly (wig/hair design). Beauty and the Beast officially opens May 1 and will continue through Aug. 2. For tickets call (914) 592-2222 or visit www.broadwaytheatre.com.

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