The Little Mermaid Live Musical Casts Moana's Auli'i Cravalho as Ariel

TVGuide.com | 8/5/2019 | Amanda Bell
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It looks like Ariel is finally going to be part of Disney's live production world. ABC's plans to produce a live concert version of The Little Mermaid have resurfaced, and this time, the network has a cast in place to anchor the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Auli'i Cravalho, who voiced the eponymous role in Disney's Moana, has been tapped to star as our (temporarily) finned friend, and actor-musicians Queen Latifah and Shaggy will also appear in the show as the villainous Queen Ursula and Ariel's crab sidekick, Sebastian, respectively.

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ABC quietly shelved its original plans to deliver a live version of The Little Mermaid called The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! in late 2017, even though it had already invested in building the show's sets. In a statement...
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