Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton. Based upon the Disney Motion Picture Beauty and the Beast
Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
THE SONGS: Prologue, Belle, No Matter What, No Matter What / Wolf Chase (Reprise), Me, Belle (Reprise), Home, Home (Reprise), Gaston, Gaston (Reprise), How Long Must This Go On?, Be Our Guest, If I Can’t Love Her, Entr’Acte / Wolf Chase, Something There, Human Again, Maison des Lunes, Beauty and the Beast, If I Can’t Love Her (Reprise), The Mob Song, Transformation, Beauty and the Beast (Reprise)
Shannon J. Reilly