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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want to See Beauty and the Beast Live on TV in 2014

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Want to See Beauty and the Beast Live on TV in 2014
Liz Shivener as Belle & Just Glaser as the Beast in 'Beauty & the Beast'
Fans want to see 'Beauty and the Beast' on the small screen!

Attention all Carrie Underwood haters—if you haven’t heard, the American Idol winner's stint in The Sound of Music was a hit! The live broadcast was such a success in the ratings, NBC aired the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic for a special encore performance this weekend, booting tried-and-true holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life out of their lineup. The network is even brainstorming other family-friendly musicals they’d like to air in 2014, so we asked you to pick which one you’d like to see live on TV. Check out the results below!

1. Beauty and the Beast - 12%
Okay, so NBC probably won’t be airing Beauty and the Beast unless they strike up a spectacular deal with Disney-owned network ABC, but fans can dream, can’t they? We’re envisioning Hugh Jackman as the Beast and Ashley Brown reprising the role of Belle (especially since she had nothing to do but pour tea and wander around during her brief cameo in The Sound of Music). And five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, of course, as Mrs. Potts!


2. Cinderella - 11%
Fans, we’re totally with you on this one. If Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music was a hit, Cinderella would be a wise and logical choice for 2014. We’d love to see current Cinderella on Broadway star Laura Osnes in her own little corner on national TV, but if we’re forced to pick a bigger-name celebrity, a Broadway alum like Ariana Grande or a sweet star like Emma Watson will do nicely.


3. West Side Story - 10%
Sure, gangs, knives and murders aren’t exactly what we'd call “family friendly,” but we saw West Side Story back in first grade and we turned out fine (uh, kinda). It would be absolutely phenomenal to see Broadway actors tackle the catchy and complicated Leonard Bernstein score live, but it also might be entertaining to see it done with, say, Vanessa Hudgens as Maria and Harry Styles from One Direction as Tony. Oh come on, you would so watch that.

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