Beauty and the Beast - live musical!Be our guest! You’ll be swept into the romantic fairy tale of the Beast who could only be saved by love. All of your favorite characters and music, as well as Broadway's soaring new songs from Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
Not the Movie! Live Theatre Presented by the Ziegfeld Theatre - reduced pricing Thursdays
$24 Adults, $19 Youth 12 & Under(House Seating - 7th row back) / $30( Preferred Front of House - first 6 rows) / $40 Cabaret (Tables at front of stage). With $5 off reduced pricing for Thursday performances.
Tickets go up $5 half and hour before show time. All ticket sales final.
Ticket exchanges can be made for a different date for the same show only and are based on availability and $5 per ticket exchange fee.
All exchanges must be made by calling the box office.
Artist page: http://www.theziegfeldtheater.com/
Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. Adapted from Walt Disney Pictures' Academy Award-winning 1991 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-hearted prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert back into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.
Critics immediately noted the film's Broadway musical potential when it was first released in 1991, who hailed it as one of the year's finest musicals, encouraging Disney CEO Michael Eisner to bravely 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 passed away 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. Woolverton also expanded the storylines of the castle staff from servants who had already been transformed into household objects into humans who were gradually turning into inanimate objects. Costumes were designed by Ann Hould-Ward, who based her creations on both the animators' original designs as well as the Rococo art movement after researching how clothing and household objects looked during the 18th century.
After completing tryouts in Houston, Beauty and the Beast premiered on Broadway on April 18, 1994 starring Susan Egan and Terrence Mann as the eponymous Belle and Beast, respectively. The musical opened to mixed reviews from theatre critics, but was a massive commercial success and well received by audiences. Beauty ran on Broadway for 5,461 performances between 1994 and 2007, becoming Broadway's ninth longest-running production in history.