At Olney Theatre, casting ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with an eye to inclusion – The Washington Post

But she now understands how her Belle fits into the production, directed with an eye to inclusiveness by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and co-starring Evan Ruggiero, an acclaimed tap dancer and actor who lost a leg to cancer as a teenager. At Olney, the Alan Menken-scored fable drills down on “redefining beauty, and what that means, and what it means to know your worth and to own it,” Jones notes, during a recent interview at the theater.


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