Beginning Feb. 11, Litzsinger will once again play Belle in the hit Disney musical. Litzsinger is Broadway's longest-running Belle, and she will take over the role from "Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who departs the production Feb. 9. A spokesperson for the musical confirmed the casting to PBOL. Sarah Litzsinger portrayed Madeleine in this season's Amour, which co-starred Melissa Errico and Malcom Gets. Litzsinger's other theatrical credits include the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Les Misérables, where she has played both Eponine and Cosette; Marilyn, An American Fable; and the Patti LuPone/Ron Moody revival of Oliver! Litzsinger's screen credits include "Law & Order," "Ed," and "Strangers with Candy."
Featuring a score by Alan Menken, Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman, Beauty currently stars Sigler as Belle and Steve Blanchard as the Beast with Chris Hoch as Gaston, Beth Fowler as Mrs. Potts, Jeff Brooks as Cogsworth, David deVries as Lumiere, J.B. Adams as Maurice, Pam Klinger as Babette, Mary Stout as Madame de la Grande Bouche and Steve Lavner as Lefou. Adam Casner and Jeremy Bergman alternate in the role of the young Chip.
Beauty and the Beast features a book by the author of the original screenplay, Linda Woolverton, and the musical was directed by Robert Jess Roth. 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.