Beauty and the Beast
From New International Encounter (NIE), Cambridge Junction and Tobacco Factory Theatres
Cambridge, England and Asker, Norway, and Bristol, England

Brimming with surprises and broad comic delights, this rowdy and rustic re-telling of the familiar French fable features a feisty heroine, a preposterous pair of loudmouthed, spoiled sisters and an enchanted prince with some monstrously bad pick-up lines. An ensemble of six actor-musicians weaves spellbinding narration, clever dialogue, and a Jazz Age score into a ferociously fun show about love, family and the notion that beauty—and beastliness—are only skin-deep.

"Wonderfully theatrical, and entirely irresistible"The Times, London "New International Encounter's talented ensemble of actor‑musicians conjure a sophisticated story with a quirky comic edge."The Guardian "A pure, inspiring, music-filled and family-friendly bout of fairytale-telling" The Stage



Performance Facts

Performance Facts

1 hour and 45 minutes including one intermission

Tickets start at $17.
Individual prices display during seat selection.

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Autism-Friendly Performance:
Sunday, 11/4 at 11am

What Kind of Show?

What Kind of Show?
Theater with live music

Quirky and inventive storytelling; prop gun used briefly in production


Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms on stage in Beauty and the Beast for yourself through New Victory Family Engagement programs, including online options. Connect on social media to digitally discover other cool artist info.

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Getting to Know New International Encounter (NIE)

Bridging backgrounds and boundaries, New International Encounter (NIE) is a motley crew of multilingual, multinational artists who believe theater is an international language. Known for their nomadism as much as for their productions, which mix live music, physical theater and multiple languages, the collective tours for up to 200 days a year. As for the other 165 days? When not on tour, the company members return home to their respective countries and collaborate via Skype.

Did You Know?

  • Formed in 2001, NIE rehearsed its first three shows in the old Sokol gymnastic hall in Mseno, a small town in the north of the Czech Republic.
  • NIE has created 32 original shows (including Museum of Memories, New Vic 2015, and Past Half Remembered, New Vic 2008) and toured to 27 different countries, spanning four continents.
  • NIE was the first company from Norway or England to receive the prestigious ASSITEJ Award for Artistic Excellence. The international award, given every three years, is the highest honor given by the worldwide organization and recognizes noteworthy achievements in the field of Theater for Young Audiences.


All The Way From...

Cambridge, England and Asker, Norway, and Bristol, England
...Cambridge, England and Asker, Norway, and Bristol, England


Cambridge has its own linguistic history! The settlement was originally called "Grantabrycge" (bridge over the river Granta).

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

Seating Chart • Virtual Tour



Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

Public Transit & Parking Map • Neighborhood & Partner Discounts


Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

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In addition to regularly available lobby activities, look for the following symbols to identify additional programs at specific performances:
Autism Friendly Performance icon Autism-Friendly   Sign-Interpreted Performance icon Sign-Interpreted
Talk-Back icon Talk-Back   Audio Described Performance icon Audio-Described

October 2018

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283 pm 29 30 31 1 2 3

November 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
28 29 30 31 1 2 31 pm 7 pm
43 pmTalk Back 5 6 7 8 9 101 pmTalk Back 7 pmSign Interpreted
113 pm 12 13 14 15 16 17
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New Victory ticket prices are subject to change. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No lap seating is permitted without a ticket. Program and schedules are subject to change. No refunds.