Ashton's Audio Interview: The cast of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at La Mirada Theatre

Be our guest! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that continues to amaze and delight with its captivating story of soaring romance, bright humor and thrilling adventure.*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at La Mirada Theatre, playing through June 23rd. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

*taken from the website


Lin-Manuel Miranda to Get a 'Star' on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the Hollywood Pantages

Multi-Tony Award®-winning "Hamilton" and "In The Heights" writer, composer, and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in then-Secretary Jack Lew's office—or as Miranda writes—, "the room where it happens," on March 14, 2016. Photo credit Public Domain.

Multi-Tony Award® winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, the lyricist, composer, singer and actor who cultivated a signature rap and musical story-telling style in his shows “In the Heights” and “Hamilton”, is to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11:30 a.m.
Satirist singer-songwriter "Weird Al" Yankovic and Renée Elise Goldsberry, the latter whose role as Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton” won her a Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Featured Role–Musical, will be guest speakers.
The presentation will be live-streamed on WalkofFame.com.
The Hollywood Pantages Theatre is across from the Metro Red Line Station near Hollywood and Vine and there is metered street parking and paid lot parking in the area as well.

Miranda is due in movie theatres during this holiday season with Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns," alongside Emily Blunt, on December 19, 2018.
Hamilton won a total of 11 Tony Awards®, including awards for Best Musical, with Best Original Musical Score and Best Book (Musical) to Miranda, as well as receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in 2016.
Both of Miranda's shows, “In the Heights” in 2010 and “Hamilton” in 2017, made their way to the landmark Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles after their stints on Broadway.
The ceremony will be in front of the Hollywood Pantages, located at 6243 Hollywood Blvd., and Miranda's new Star will be unveiled and installed in a designated spot, just adjacent to the theater at 6231 Hollywood Blvd., in front of Starline Tours.


Broadway to the Rescue Continues to Battle Homelessness in Los Angeles

The Yearly Benefit for Hope of the Valley
Is Bigger and Better Than Ever with the Help of a Little Pixie Dust!

At The Montalbán
Saturday, October 13, 2018

HOLLYWOOD, CA - August 9, 2018 - Broadway to the Rescue returns to the historic Montalban Theatre on Saturday, October 13, 2018 after last year's triumphant, sold-out, star-studded night. Broadway's hottest, award-winning performers will once again come together for this spectacular benefit to help the homeless in the Los Angeles area with ALL proceeds going to Hope of the Valley, a mission that does extraordinary work for those in need. Tickets range from $25 to $1,000 and can be purchased online here: BroadwayToTheRescue.com/tickets.
Last year, legendary Broadway talent ignited the stage recreating performances from such shows as Wicked, Hamilton, Hairspray, Cats, Hair, Rent, Les Miserables and Little Shop of Horrors. This year, Broadway to the Rescue (BTTR) goes DISNEY with incredible performers creating show-stopping numbers from your favorite Walt Disney musicals including The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Frozen, Hercules, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog and more.
Created by Broadway/TV and film actor Michael-Leon Wooley (Grace and Frankie, The Princess and the Frog) in memoriam of a friend who was a devoted advocate of the homeless, BTTR began in a small club in North Hollywood and has raised over $100,000 for Hope of the Valley (HOTV). “I served lunches at HOTV and saw their dedication to the homeless in LA”, said Wooley, Creator and Producer of of the show. “The mayor has declared a state of emergency and LA is now the unsheltered homeless capitol in the country. Given the long-standing tradition of Broadway giving back, I asked performers to step up and raise awareness (and MONEY) for the cause and THEY DID”.
For almost ten years, HOTV has operated nine facilities including cold weather shelters and transitional youth facilities that provide crucial services to those in need. "We are incredibly honored and grateful that Michael and his colleagues are once again joining the fight against poverty and homelessness in Los Angeles”, said Ken Craft, Founder and CEO of Hope of the Valley. “For the past four years, Broadway to the Rescue has put on a world class show in LA and generated much needed awareness and resources in the fight against homelessness.”
About Hope of the Valley:
Hope of the Valley changes lives! We do all we can for the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Los Angeles area by offering hope, hot meals, housing, health services and healing to those in need. Annually, the Mission provides 200,000 hot nutritious meals, 60,000 nights of shelter and places hundreds of homeless men, women and children into permanent supportive housing and this year, we are preparing to open a new facility in the west San Fernando Valley area! For more information about Hope of the Valley please visit our website at HopeOfTheValley.org.
For more information on Broadway to the Rescue please visit BroadwaytotheRescue.com.
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Shanda Williamson
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818-388-8886
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323-337-6642


PODCASTS - The Belle's of 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast': Interviews with Susan Egan and Yvette Lawrence

5-STAR THEATRICALS production of “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" (Courtesy of 5 Star Theatricals)

5 Star Theatrical's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is playing at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza until July 29, 2018 and Better Lemons recorded two podcasts, one with Susan Egan and one with Yvette Lawrence-Bishop.

In the first podcast Egan talks about the joys of returning to the role of “Belle” while embracing the new elements brought to the production by director Yvette Lawrence-Bishop. She also discusses the similarities and differences from the original Broadway touring production.

Anime, Comic-Con, and cosplay fans will enjoy hearing Egan chat about her voice acting characters, including her work at The Broadway Princess Party with Club Kraftland at That's From Disneyland.

Egan is a BTVA (Behind The Voice Actors) Television Voice Acting Award-winner and has been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards.

In the second Podcast, Lawrence-Bishop talks about her working relationship with Egan and the elements that make this production a unique, educational, family affair.

Lawrence-Bishop also discusses her work as a teacher and as a director with 5 Star Theatricals.

Yvette Lawrence-Bishop is an award-winning multi-faceted director, producer, and performer. She also teaches a Master Class in acting and serves as director of Performing Arts and director of Drama at Chaminade College Preparatory.

Lawrence-Bishop has directed productions such as Guys and Dolls, Godspell, Once Upon a Mattress, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Romeo and Juliet. She also has credits as a performer on Broadway and on television.

5 Star Theatricals production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is currently playing at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza until July 29, 2018.

Visit the site for showtimes and ticket information.

For more podcasts like these, go to our Better Lemons Soundcloud channel.