Having lived a life in selfishness, young Prince Adam is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to having the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Ten years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle (Paige O'Hara) offers to take her ill father Maurice's (Rex Everhart's) place as his prisoner. With help from the castle's enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village however, unscrupulous hunter Gaston (Richard White) has his own plans for Belle.Written by
"Beauty and the Beast" opened on Broadway at the Palace Theater on April 18, 1994 starring Terrence Mann, Susan Egan, and Tom Bosley. It ran for five thousand four hundred sixty-one performances, closing on July 29, 2007. As of 2010, it was the seventh-longest-running play on Broadway, and was nominated for the 1994 Tony Award for Best Musical. See more »
When LeFou is chasing Footstool, he is missing a shoe, which is in the dog's mouth, but when LeFou and his buddies burst through the door, his shoe is on. When the Stove scares them away by flaring up, his shoe is missing again. See more »
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found ...
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"To our friend, Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful. Howard Ashman (1950-1991)" See more »
Current theatrical printings from the 2012 3-D theatrical reissue onward plaster the original variant of the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo with the 2011 variant that just reads "Disney". See more »
... and let them keep you entertained with 90 minutes of mesmerising fairy tale telling at its very best. Feel as enchanted as the castle and its occupants as your spirits and emotions rise and fall then rise again. Rejoice in the spectacular finale, while relishing the craft of these incredible animators, musicians, writers, their genius and imagination but, above all, let the meaning and the message distil within you - avoid the shallowness of appearance, don't judge a book by its cover, we're all so much more than what we present.
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