By David Lefkowitz
05 Feb 1997
New York and Toronto will be swapping Beasts Feb. 5 when Steve Blanchard, Broadway's current male lead in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, heads north to the Toronto company, crossing paths with Canada's Beast, Chuck Wagner, who will be on his way south to New York City in the exchange.
Wagner will join the current NY Belle, Kerry Butler, who was the original Belle in Canada.
In other casting news, the Toronto production will also get 10 other new cast-members: Janet MacEwen (Mrs. Potts), Alan Mozes (Le Fou), Robert Godin (Maurice), Daniel Clark (Chip), Sharron Matthews (Babette) and ensemblers Michael Donald, Graham Rowat, Milo Shandel, Paula Wolfson and Barrie Wood.
For tickets (C$27-$91) or information on the Toronto B&B, at the Princess Of Wales Theatre on King Street West, call (416) 872-1212. For tickets or information on the NY B&B call (212) 307-4100 or (800) 755 4000.
See other Broadway long runs in Theatre Features.