Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Theatre Review: You’ll be honoured to be a guest at the new staging of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

June 23, 2023

Direct from the West End, Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast has arrived in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre. This reimagined production brings together the original creative team: Broadway’s Matt West as director/choreographer, Alan Menken as composer, Tim Rice & Howard Ashman as lyricists. Alongside them are Natasha Katz (lighting designer) and Ann Hould-Ward (costume […]

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Interview: Dear Evan Hansen director Stephen Chbosky on adapting the stage musical and the isolating feeling of making a film during the pandemic

December 7, 2021

A coming-of-age stage musical that won immediate critical acclaim from its opening in 2015, Dear Evan Hansen‘s inevitable stage-to-screen adaptation was always going to be a mammoth task to whichever filmmaker dared to take it on.  For Stephen Chbosky, it was a challenge he tackled with open arms. As the film arrives in Australian cinemas […]

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Theatre Review: Beauty & The Beast delivers some entertaining, family-friendly fun (Glen Street Theatre to 29th September)

September 23, 2018

It’s a tale that is – by its own admission – one that is as ‘Old as time’. The story of Beauty & the Beast has inspired two-hit Disney films and the stage production has played all over the world. Stage Artz reprise their production to deliver an entertaining and family-friendly charity event. Stage Artz […]

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The 15 best films of 2017 (…so far) from Australia and around the world

July 3, 2017

The first half of the year has been filled with some incredible cinema; launching with a slate of Golden Globe and Oscar nominated material, and moving through to some of the year’s biggest blockbusters. Here are the 15 best films released in Australian cinemas between 1st January and 30th June, 2017: 15. The Innocents “As […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast remains a monster of a hit for the school holidays

April 11, 2017

Not surprising that the great reviews, great publicity and release around the school holiday period for Beauty And The Beast has earned this another no. 1 spot for this week.  Generating $4.96m, it has also made a total of $34m since its premiere.  It’s already the biggest release of the year so far, and has even beaten Disney’s biggest earner […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast keeps its rose alive at the top of the ladder

April 5, 2017

Disney’s new live action version of Beauty And The Beast is at the top of the box office ladder again this week. Although it only made $7.74m this time around (last week it made $13m), its total earnings since its premiere is $26.15m, and, at the rate it’s travelling, is now likely to be one […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast achieves the biggest box office opening of the year to date

March 28, 2017

There has been a lot of movement on the charts this week, thanks to a crowded pile of new entries into cinemas over the weekend. The highly anticipated Disney remake Beauty and the Beast went straight to the top of the ladder.  It sits comfortably at no. 1, having earned $13.14m, giving it the biggest […]

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Film Review: Beauty And The Beast (USA, 2017) has breathtaking moments of grandiose cinematic bliss

March 21, 2017

A story that originated in 1740 now considered one of the most beloved and beautiful of fairytales that has been remade/rebooted/retold a countless number of times, Beauty And The Beast is considered a tale as old as time. Of late Disney has been having a bit of a renaissance if you will, remaking number of […]

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Josh Gad on playing LeFou with a conscience, Beauty And The Beast and musical theatre (EXCLUSIVE)

March 19, 2017

It’s not often that a TV star gets to bounce from the small screen to the Broadway theatre stage and then leap from there over to the silver screen, but so has been the career of Josh Gad. From stints on New Girl and Gigi: Almost American on television. To then landing a part in […]

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The magic of Beauty and the Beast is brought to life in its first official trailer

November 17, 2016

For those that have fond memories of their childhood watching the animated version of Beauty and the Beast, can now officially experience the magic of its first feature-length version starring the talented Emma Watson as Belle. In this adaptation, there are elements to the trailer that make it such a cinematic and magical experience. We […]

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Disney’s live-action Mulan film is officially announced; sets 2018 release date

October 6, 2016

Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic, Mulan is officially happening. The studio behind the film has begun a global search for a Chinese actress to play the legendary hero Mulan. Though, no actresses have been confirmed as potential leads. Especially surprising is that the film, which is being fast-tracked, already has a confirmed release date of November 2nd, […]

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Teaser poster revealed for upcoming live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast

July 8, 2016

2016 is already a mammoth year for Disney, with 4 of the 6 top grossing films a release from the studio. With another Marvel film (Doctor Strange) and a Star Wars Story (Rogue One) still to come, it’s sure to take the lion’s share of the top ten come year’s end. One of the films already released is their […]

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Beauty and the Beast reveals Emma Watson

May 24, 2016

The first teaser to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has landed.  Disney has opted with something in much the same vein as The Jungle Book and Maleficent when it comes to retelling this classic as a live-action feature. Watch it below: In this very small teaser – breathtaking yet understated – we can make out a few things. Emma Watson is […]

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