NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Little Mermaid" is getting a new underwater villainess.

Faith Prince will join Disney's Broadway musical as Ursula the sea witch, the evil nemesis of the show's spirited young heroine, Ariel.

Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions, says Prince will begin performances on April 7. The musical is based on the hit 1989 Disney animated film and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The stage production features music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from the movie and 10 new songs by Menken and Glenn Slater.

Prince is best known for her Tony-winning portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the 1992 revival of "Guys and Dolls." She starred last season in "A Catered Affair."