ABC has unveiled the very first teaser for The Little Mermaid Live!, which will air on the network Nov. 5.
Back in August, ABC announced the live concert version of The Little Mermaid, separate from the live-action theatrical version of the animated film that will star Halle Bailey. The concert will be part of ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney franchise. Auli’i Cravalho (the voice of Moana) will play Ariel, and Queen Latifah will take on the role of Ursula. This also marks Latifah’s second live production role, with her first being as the Wizard of Oz in NBC’s live production of The Wiz. Shaggy will also star as Sebastian, Ariel’s crab guardian.
Later announcements revealed John Stamos as Chef Louis and Graham Phillips as Prince Eric.
The live concert will be keeping with the same concept it had in 2017, combining songs from both the animated film and the Broadway production. The Broadway show’s lyricist, Glenn Slater, will also work on the project. Richard Kraft, the director and producer behind Disney’s The Little Mermaid: In Concert, will executive produce.
Watch the teaser below, as well as a snippet of Queen Latifah singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls”:
Poor unfortunate souls… your first look at @Iamqueenlatifah as Ursula is minutes away! pic.twitter.com/3OucSq8UMx
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) October 7, 2019
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