Auli’i Cravalho is set to take on the role of the classic Disney princess Ariel in ABC’s upcoming The Little Mermaid live musical.
According to Variety, the Moana star has been cast in the lead role for the live musical, with Queen Latifah slated to play Ursula, and Shaggy cast as Sebastian the crab.
The Little Mermaid will feature music from the original animated film, along with songs fromthe Broadway stage version of the show.
After news broke about her casting, Auli’i shared her excitement about the project on her Instagram page, writing: “From ‘Beyond the Reef’ to ‘Under the Sea’!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS PROJECT YOU HAVE NO IDEA AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!”
The live musical will be ABC’s first live musical, following in the footsteps of networks like NBC and FOX.
The Little Mermaid is currently slated to air on November 5, at 8 PM ET on ABC.
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