December 24, 2006 – Donny Osmond and Sarah Uriarte Berry Depart from Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast
“Now almost 25 years later I have the chance – I couldn’t do it any more right than joining such an iconic show as Beauty.” – Donny Osmond.
On December 24, 2006, cast members Donny Osmond and Sarah Uriarte Berry took their final bows for the Disney Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. Osmond, known for being a pop star, left after extending his original nine-week run as the character Gaston; Berry, known for her role of Franca in The Light in the Piazza, had performed as Belle in 1995, and was back for a limited time engagement. Stephen R. Buntrock and Deborah Lew were cast to play Gaston and Belle starting the 26th.