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Zooey Deschanel Transforms Into a Disney Princess for 'Beauty & The Beast' at the Hollywood Bowl!

Zooey Deschanel performs the role of Belle while appearing in the two-night-only production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday (May 25) in Hollywood.

The actress was joined in the show by Taye Diggs as Gaston, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, Anthony Evans as The Beast, Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere, Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, and Tony winner and Celebrity Big Brother winner Marissa Jaret Winokur as the Wardrobe.

The evening featured a live orchestra playing the animated film’s Oscar-winning score while the movie played on a giant screen over the stage. When the musical numbers were about to start, the actors came out on stage to perform the songs with the film playing in the background.

Since there are only six songs in the animated movie, not including reprises, some additional numbers were added for the production. “Human Again,” which was cut from the animated film and added to the Broadway musical, was sung by Marissa in the role of the Wardrobe.

Anthony had the show-stopping moment of the night when he performed the song “Evermore,” which was written for the 2017 live-action movie. He was discovered earlier this year after Hugh Jackman reposted a video of him singing the song “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman on Instagram. When Loren Allred fell ill on the night of a private party to celebrate the movie, the songwriters reached out to Anthony and asked him to step in at the last minute. The director of Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert was at the party and saw his performance and asked him to play The Beast!

Watch a video of Anthony performing “Evermore” for KTLA below.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes of 'Beauty & the Beast's Live Concert - Watch Now!

Beauty and the Beast‘s upcoming live concert at the Hollywood Bowl is going to be spectacular and we’re taking you behind-the-scenes!

The musical experience is set to feature some famous faces including Zooey Deschanel, Kelsey Grammer, Taye Diggs, Rebel Wilson and Jane Krakowski.

The all-star cast will be taking the stage to sing songs from the musical with a live orchestra as the film plays on screen.

The immersive experience will even feature breathtaking scenery projected onto the fa├žade of the iconic Hollywood Bowl!

Guests will also be treated to a performance from 16-year old piano prodigy Emily Bear, who will play Disney short Bumble Boogie live-to-film.

Beauty and the Beast is set to run on May 25th and 26th at the Hollywood Bowl.

Check out a behind-the-scenes video from the show’s preparation below…

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Beyonce Was Offered This 'Beauty & the Beast' Role

Beyonce could have been in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, which was released earlier this year.

The director, Bill Condon, revealed the news in an interview. If you didn’t know, Beyonce and Bill worked together on the 2006 hit musical Dreamgirls.

Bill revealed that he tried to get Beyonce to do the role of the French speaking feather duster, Plumette. The role ultimately was played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

“I even tried to get her into Beauty and the Beast, but it wasn’t a big enough part,” Bill told Yahoo Entertainment. “She would have been a good feather duster.”

Idris Elba Auditioned for Gaston in 'Beauty & the Beast'!

Could you imagine Idris Elba playing Gaston in the live action Beauty and the Beast? Well, he auditioned for the role!

“I honestly love musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast. I really did, for Gaston,” Idris told People. “I called and said, ‘Listen, I want in!’ So somewhere they have a tape of me singing.”

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When asked if he was jealous of Luke Evans, the actor who got the role, Idris responded, “No, only a little bit. No! I love you Luke, you know that.”

If you haven’t seen the live action film yet, it’s available to stream on Netflix.

Celine Dion Sings 'How Does a Moment Last Forever' Live for First Time, Channels Belle (Video)

Fans at Celine Dion‘s concert on Wednesday night (May 24) in Las Vegas got a special treat when she added in the song “How Does a Moment Last Forever” to her set for the first time!

The Grammy-winning singer recorded the track for the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, but had not yet performed it live until now.

“I’m very nervous and very excited at the same time,” Celine told the crowd while introducing the song. “I was very fortunate to be a part of that magical movie, Beauty and the Beast. And it was one of the biggest moments of my show business career.”

Celine performed the song for the first time with clips of the live-action movie playing on the big screen behind her while wearing a yellow dress just like Belle. She sounded amazing and you can watch the full video below!

Beauty and the Beast is also coming out on Digital HD and Blu-ray June 6th which includes an interview with Celine Dion.

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