The word Broadway originates from the performances that were held along the Broadway in Manhattan, New York City. It has slowly got popular in other countries and in London it is considered as the level of theatre. Most of that importance comes from the fact facts that Broadway's are on generally performed on a high scale and is performed by the best in business. Musicals are also an important part of the whole broadway experience. So a typical broadway would have renowned theatre artists, great production values and some excellent music.
In a country like India where cinema is given so much importance, theatre is often gone unnoticed. Bollywood film stars are revered and have God-like status while people generally don't know the names of most theatre actors.
But now with something like Disney's Beauty and the Beast coming to India, people are suddenly more interested in watching theatre. Of course, the show is a big-budget one and is the first Broadway in India. The show will do a lot to boost the popularity of musicals in the country.
Artists like Brian Tellis, Meher Mistry, Edwin Joseph and many others will be enacting the story.
Recently the makers roped in Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan to do the voiceover for the show's prologue. This has made this made grand theatrical production even bigger.
There was also an exclusive show which was attended by the most affluent people in Mumbai. Among the guests who attended were Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Raveena Tandon, Ayushmann Khurrana and many others. All of them came out happy and said that the show is a must-watch for both adults and children.
Well, most of us must have heard the story of the Beauty and the Beast while growing up but for the uninitiated it tells us the tale of a girl and a beast she encounters. It all starts off when her father leaves home for some work and he meets a Beast at a palace. The beast wants to marry the merchant's daughter and puts that as a condition to set the poor man free. The other important character in this story are the other two daughters of the merchant who are selfish and only crave for money The rest of the story is formed across the Beast meeting Beauty and asking her hand for marriage. Will she accept his proposal? Will he kill her? Or, will they live happily-ever-after is where the story concludes. There are different versions of the story, but each of them is equally engaging. Whichever version you believe, Disney's Beauty and the Beast is a must-watch. It is a unique experience that should not be missed.