Broadway Revival of Beauty and the Beast in the Works | PlaybillA wandering enchantress transforms a cruel and vain prince into a hideous Beast, leaving him only one way to reverse the curse - fall in love with another and earn her love in return. Broadway tickets, merchandise, music, videos, and all the news, reviews, and information you want about Broadway musicals, people, theatres, awards, and production rights at your home for all things Broadway. Toggle navigation Broadway Musical Home. Who starred in the original cast? Where can I buy the music? Find out at Broadway Musical Home. Story: A wandering enchantress transforms a cruel and vain prince into a hideous Beast, leaving him only one way to reverse the curse - fall in love with another and earn her love in return.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Celebration of the Broadway Musical
Adapted from Walt Disney Pictures ' Academy Award-winning animated musical film of the same name — which in turn had been based on the classic French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont —  Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first learn to love a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late. Critics, who hailed it as one of the year's finest musicals, immediately noted the film's Broadway musical potential when it was first released in , encouraging Disney CEO Michael Eisner to venture into Broadway. All eight songs from the animated film were reused in the musical, including a resurrected musical number which had been cut from the motion picture. Original songwriter Menken composed six new songs for the production alongside lyricist Rice, replacing Ashman who had died during production of the film. Woolverton, who had written the film's screenplay, adapted her own work into the musical's libretto , and specifically expanded upon the characterization of the Beast. Woolverton also expanded the storylines of the castle staff from servants who had already been transformed into household objects into humans who were gradually turning into inanimate objects.
To mark 25 years on the Great White Way, Disney Theatrical Productions will retell a tale as old as time in its first ever Broadway revival. Beauty and the Beast, the first Disney title to be adapted into a Broadway musical, is poised to return to the New York stage. Disney Theatrical Productions President Thomas Schumacher teased the plans on ABC News , though opted not to reveal any additional details, including a theatre or production timeline. The company currently has three shows on Broadway: recent arrival Frozen, Aladdin, and The Lion King, which reigns as the highest-grossing entertainment property in the world. Blocking belongs on the stage, not on websites.
About the Musical
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Seven new songs were written for the stage musical. Beauty ran on Broadway for 5, performances between and , becoming Broadway's eighth longest-running production in history. Theatre Under The Stars executive director Frank Young had been trying to get Disney interested in a stage version of Beauty about the same time Eisner and Katzenberg were mulling over Rich's column. But Young couldn't seem to get in touch with the right person in the Disney empire. Nothing happened till the Disney execs started to pursue the project from their end The musical opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on April 18, and ran there until September 5, , transferring to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 11, , with an official opening date of November 16,
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