Beauty and the beast broadway book
Broadway Musical Home - Beauty and the BeastSeven 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
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Beauty and the Beast
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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.
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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. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting playbill.