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Faith Prince to Be Broadway Little Mermaid's New Ursula

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Faith Prince
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Faith Prince
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Tony Award winner Faith Prince will take over the role of Ursula in the Broadway production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, beginning April 7. She will succeed Heidi Blickenstaff, who is currently playing the part.

The musical is based on the Academy Award-winning film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It is directed by Francesca Zambello and choreographed by Stephen Mear, and features songs by Alan Menken and his late partner Howard Ashman from the film, as well as new songs by Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The book for the musical is by Doug Wright. The design team is headed by George Tsypin (scenic design), Tatiana Noginova (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), John Shivers (sound), Angelina Avallone (make-up), and David Brian Brown (hair design).

Prince won a Tony for Guys and Dolls, and received additional Tony nominations for A Catered Affair, Bells Are Ringing, and Jerome Robbins' Broadway.

The cast also includes Sierra Boggess (Ariel), Sean Palmer (Prince Eric), Norm Lewis (King Triton), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (Sebastian), Eddie Korbich (Scuttle), Jonathan Freeman (Grimsby), Tyler Maynard (Flotsam), Eric LaJuan Summers (Jetsam), Robert Creighton (Chef Louis) and Trevor Braun and Brian D'Addario (alternating as Flounder). Blickenstaff will play her final performance April 5.

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