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Martin Short and Shania Twain in Final Talks to Join ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV Special (EXCLUSIVE)

By Marc Malkin | Variety | September 22, 2022 

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Martin Short and Shania Twain are in final talks to join ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast” special.

Sources tell Variety that Short would play Lumière while Twain will take on the role of Mrs. Potts in “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.”

The news comes just days after Variety exclusively reported that David Alan Grier will play the role of Cogsworth in the production. Previously announced cast members include Oscar winner H.E.R. as Belle, Grammy winner Josh Groban as Beast and Joshua Henry as Gaston. EGOT legend Rita Moreno will serve as the show’s narrator in the live-action/animated hybrid production.

The Hamish Hamilton-directed special will be filmed live and feature never-before-seen musical performances. Jamal Sims is serving as executive producer and choreographer. Set design is by Julio Himede with costumes by Marina Toybina (“The Masked Singer”).

Jon M. Chu is executive producing the special, which is being produced by Done+Dusted in association with Walt Disney Television Alternative and Electric Somewhere.

The special will premiere Dec. 15 on ABC and stream on Disney+ the next day. 

The original 1991 Disney film was the first animated movie to be nominated for a best picture Oscar. It took home Academy Awards for original score and original song. Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman wrote the film’s songs. The movie was dedicated to Ashman after he died of AIDS-related illnesses six months before the feature’s release.

A live-action adaptation, directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson, was released in 2017.

https://variety.com/2022/tv/columns/martin-short-shania-twain-beauty-and-the-beast-abc-1235379916/



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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

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I am unbelievably honoured... and excited... and all of the emotions(!!) to announce that I will be joining the cast of #BeautyAndTheBeast30th to play the part of my favourite character - Mrs. Potts! And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't pay tribute to the iconic Angela Lansbury, I mean she IS Mrs. Potts and the reason why this character is so beloved. To follow in the foot steps of such an icon is a huge honour and I hope to do the part justice ❤️ Airing December 15 on @ABCNetwork.

1:44 PM ET - 17 Oct 22

http://twitter.com/ShaniaTwain

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ABC’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Special Adds Martin Short, David Alan Grier, Shania Twain

The live event will also feature Rizwan Manji, Jon Jon Briones and Leo Abelo Perry.

By Rick Porter | The Hollywood Reporter | October 17, 2002

ABC is rounding out the cast of its live Beauty and the Beast special.

The Dec. 15 special, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the film’s best picture nomination — the first animated feature to earn that honor — has added Martin Short, David Alan Grier, Shania Twain, Rizwan Manji, Jon Jon Briones and Leo Abelo Perry to its cast. They join an ensemble led by Grammy winner H.E.R. as Belle and Josh Groban as the Beast; Joshua Henry also stars, and Rita Moreno will narrate the special. 

Only Murders in the Building star Short will play Lumiere. Tony winner Grier (A Solider’s Play, The Patient) will play Cogsworth, while Grammy winner and country music star Twain will play Mrs. Potts and Perry her son, Chip. Manji (Schitt’s Creek) plays Gaston’s (Henry) sidekick, LeFou, and Briones (Ratched) will play Belle’s father, Maurice.

The special, which ABC ordered in July, will feature a mix of live action and animation and new musical performances along with sets and costumes inspired by the movie. Jon M. Chu (In the Heights, Wicked) is executive producing, and Grammys and Super Bowl halftime show helmer Hamish Hamilton will direct.

Done + Dusted is producing the special with Walt Disney Television Alternative and Electric Somewhere. Caitlin Foito, Hamilton, Raj Kapoor, Richard Kraft and Katy Mullan also executive produce. H.E.R. serves as producer.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/abc-live-beauty-and-the-beast-cast-1235242842/



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"Man! I Feel Like A Teapot!"

Shania is going to look pretty funny dressed up like a teapot. biggrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP9mB1hDvvQ 



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So apparently the special won't be AIRING live. Instead it will be RECORDED live over several days later this month in Burbank, California.

To apply for tickets:

WHAT IS THE AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE? If selected, you will be a part of a few performances taped each day. Because the performances are recorded over several days, you will not see all performances nor the original animated film. Our shooting format is block and shoot, so there will be quite a bit of waiting / downtime in between scenes.

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Jordan Friedman @jordan_friedman_marketing

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Let’s go girls! Another incredible shoot with the legendary @shaniatwain as Mrs. Potts in @beautyandthebeast a 30th celebration- premieres December 15 on ABC!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CkgSRn4rtTv/

11:51 AM ET - 3 Nov 22

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It looks like Shania was at ABC/Disney studios today in Los Angeles. Rehearsals are probably starting. They start recording the "Beauty and the Beast" special next week.

https://www.instagram.com/stories/fred_thiebaud/



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Shania says she will sing her own version of "Beauty and the Beast" in the TV special.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyMShMWGKE8



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'Beauty And The Beast' ABC Special: First Look At H.E.R And Josh Groban As Belle And The Beast

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Dawn Soler @the40plusgirl (Evergreen Studios)

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There is something there!

Back in the seat of creativity with a legacy "Beauty and The Beast"

We have been mad at work for months to get to this day.... our first big session, choir and the next 3 days, my first time in person for orchestra dates.

With the most amazing, committed and enchanted cast and team, we have burned the candle, tested our wits and knowledge with what is, again a never before interpretation of this beloved classic.

Lots of unknown journey ahead to get to air date, but having the best days ever!

December 15th ABC

https://www.instagram.com/p/CkzNUaqPrVf/

7:13 PM ET - 10 Nov 22

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Looks like an early start to the day at ABC/Disney studios today in Los Angeles. "Beauty and the Beast" recording probably wraps up this week. Then Shania flies to Washington D.C. to record the "National Christmas Tree Lighting" special next Wednesday (November 30). It airs on December 11.

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ABC @ABCNetwork

You're invited to a celebration like no other! Be our guest for #BeautyAndTheBeast30th with @HERMusicx, @joshgroba, Martin Short, @TheRitaMoreno, @ShaniaTwain, and more, Dec 15 on ABC 💛 Stream next day on @DisneyPlus.

Promo (you can hear Shania sing the line "Tale as old as time")
https://twitter.com/ABCNetwork/status/1594778878110670848

2:44 PM ET - 21 Nov 22

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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

All the emotions(!!!) I'm soooooo excited for you all to see this ❤️ #BeautyAndTheBeast30th airing December 15 on ABC and stream it the next day on Disney+.

Promo - https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=834031794376303

2:22 PM ET - 23 Nov 22

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ABC @ABCNetwork

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There may be something here that wasn't here before! On Dec 15, get ready for #BeautyAndTheBeast30th with @HERMusicx, @joshgroban, Martin Short, @TheRitaMoreno, @ShaniaTwain, @joshuahenry20, @jonjonbriones, @davidalangrier, @Riz_Manji, and Leo Abelo Perry, on ABC. Stream next day on @DisneyPlus.

https://twitter.com/ABCNetwork/status/1597317453972791296

2:52 PM ET - 28 Nov 22

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The song that Shania sings on Beauty and the beast does that get released as a single/promotion to promote the movie? I have seen many artists release songs that way in the past. Unsure how that works. Anyone know? It is a movie correct not a live stage production 



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Melissa wrote:

The song that Shania sings on Beauty and the beast does that get released as a single/promotion to promote the movie? I have seen many artists release songs that way in the past. Unsure how that works. Anyone know? It is a movie correct not a live stage production 


It's a recorded live stage and animated production. 



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