Video projections, pyrotechnics and a 60-piece orchestra are featured in the stage extravaganza.
Joining Muti and the CSO for these performances will be the French film actor Gerard Depardieu, who speaks the role of Ivan in Russian.
The singer-songwriter of “Brave” and “Love Song” will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson.
And while this might not be a definitive production of the hit show that debuted in London in 1999, it has its charms.
The musical bio is the first entry in a BET season dedicated to African-American dance ranging from the Harlem Renaissance to hip-hop.