Beauty and the Beast Broadway Musical Original. More Playbill Covers. Beauty and the Beast. Broadway Musical Original. She teaches him to be courteous and respectful, and they fall in love, in this stage adaptation of the animated Disney film, based on the classic fairy tale. People Susan Egan. Belle Original. Terrence Mann.
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Full of musical numbers, dancing and more than a little touch of magic, this lively adaptation of the timeless fairy tale features all of the memorable characters and age-old lessons that have made Beauty and the Beast a favorite for countless generations. The story finds Beauty, unlike her sisters, too busy poring over her favorite books to search for her Prince Charming. In the end, both Beauty and the Beast learn valuable lessons about friendship and love — and that true radiance comes from within. Beauty and the Beast: a musical by Sgouros and Bell There is a pre-show interactive arts workshop one hour before the am performances only. Learn about the original book and how it was turned into a musical. Then kids and their families make Beauty and Beast masks to take home as a souvenir.
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 the film as one of the year's finest musicals, immediately noted its 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.