Purchase a show ticket for Beauty and the Beast, and you will spend a magical evening. That is a promise! A story passed down from generation to generation had found its way to the stage of Broadway, thanks to Disney. Over the years, Disney has produced many tales fit for children, such as The Lion King, Tarzan, and Mary Poppins on Broadway. These musicals have also made the grown ups re-live their childhood memories of these characters in comics and animations.
This lavish production, now showing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater was adapted from Disney’s 1991 movie by the same name. Beauty and the Beast debuted on Broadway’s Palace Theater by previewing on March 9, 1994 and opening on April 18, 1994. More than five spectacular years later, the production moved to Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 12, 1999, and has been making waves there since then.
Currently, Beauty and the Beast is the 6th longest running musical in the history of Broadway, and has completed 5,176 performances on November 19, 2006. However, it is the third longest currently running musical on Broadway, after The Phantom of the Opera, and the recently revived Les Misérables.
Taking The Bow
This animated version of the Beauty and the Beast, with expanded script and new songs by Alan Menken and Tim Rice, was the first animated movie ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Nominated for nine categories of Tony Awards in 1994, Beauty and the Beast won in one category – Best Costume Design. In addition, it also won the 1994 Theatre World Award.
The Enchanted Story
This is the story of the Beast, who is actually a prince under a spell of an enchantress . . . and this is the story of Beauty, a young beautiful woman named Belle, who agrees to become the Beast’s prisoner forever – in exchange for her father’s life. After Beauty begins to stay at the enchanted castle, the Beast falls in love with her, and as time goes by, becomes less ‘beastly.’
To break the spell cast by the enchantress, Beauty must return the love of the Beast. If not, the prince is doomed to remain a Beast through all eternity.
Tickets For The Show
If you and your family wish to spend a magical and an enchanted evening, this is THE show. Disney has again surpassed itself by producing another great show for the children and adults, alike.
The show ticket for Beauty and the Beast can be obtained from the box office at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. That is, if you have the time and inclination to spend hours in line for your ticket. Otherwise, you can procure your show ticket for Beauty and the Beast from any of the many reliable ticket brokers in New York.