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Disneys Beauty and the Beast Tickets
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a touring theatrical production adapted from the eponymous Academy Award-winning 1991 animated film. Since its debut, the musical has been nominated for many Tony and Drama Desk Awards and is also wildly popular with audiences, having played in more than a dozen countries. Over the course of its first thirteen-year run, the musical was also a major commercial success and is now one of the longest-running productions on Broadway. Now, the musical is set to tour the United States again, amidst high fan anticipation. Needless to say, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tickets are sure to be highly sought-after.
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The musical derives its story from the critically renowned and universally loved 1991 Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast, the plot of which is based on French novelist Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont’s popular fairytale La Belle et la Bête. It concerns a prince who is turned into a monstrous beast by the curse of a malicious old witch. Many years later, a beautiful young woman finds herself lost and is imprisoned by the Beast in his castle. In order to turn into a human once again, the Beast must love her and get her to love him as well.
The inspiration for the first production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast came from an article in the New York Times. It was written by prominent theatre critic Frank Rich, who praised the animated film as the year’s best musical. Soon after, Disney executives began to pursue the idea in earnest and commissioned a live stage adaptation of the movie. This production premiered in late 1993 at the Music Hall in Houston, Texas. It was well-received and, after its initial run ended, the show was moved to Broadway at the Palace Theatre in New York City in 1994.
The musical was directed by Rob Roth, featuring music by composer Alan Merkin, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The book was provided by Linda Woolverton, while the choreography for the dance numbers was done by Matt West. Other members of the team included T. Richard Fitzgerald as sound designer, Ann Hould-Ward as costume designer, Stan Meyer as scenic designer, David H. Lawrence as hair designer and Natasha Katz as lighting designer. Danny Troob, who also worked on the animated version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, provided the orchestrations, while the prosthetics were by John Dods. The show also prominently featured illusions - which were created by John Gaughan and Jim Steinmeyer - and contained seven new songs that were written specifically for it.
The show played at the Palace Theatre for a little over five years, after which it was relocated to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in mid-town Manhattan. The latter production finally closed in 2007, after almost five and-a-a-half thousand performances. This made Disney’s Beauty and the Beast the eight-longest running Broadway production of all time as well as the longest one ever at both the Palace Theatre and the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Throughout that time, the musical was a phenomenal commercial success and has, to date, been shown in a total of 13 countries, including England, Brazil, Poland, South Africa and more. This has helped the show earn a worldwide gross of almost one and-a-half billion dollars.
The original production of the Beauty and the Beast was nominated for many awards in 1994, of which nine were Tony Awards. Among the Tony nominations were those for Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Lighting Design. The actors in the play were also recognized with nominations for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. The only Tony Award category that the production won was by Ann Hould-Ward who received the award for Best Costume Design for her work. In addition to the Tony Awards, the show was also nominated in ten categories at the 1994 Drama Desk Awards, but did not win any. During its original run in London’s West End, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast won a Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is now one of the best and most popular musicals in both the history of Broadway and in the Disney’s roster of live productions. It is loved by millions and its most recent revival is sure to have audiences all over America lining up for their Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tickets to see the show once again.