Skip to main content. Shows Buzz Video Groups. Home Shows. Buzz Video. Tickets by Date. Groups Gift Certificates Apps. Beauty and the Beast Tickets Certain stories carry on from generation to generation and earn the designation "timeless" for good reason. Beauty and the Beast is one such story. Disney's Beauty and the Beast has been charming Broadway audiences for more than 10 years, and every year a whole new generation discovers the magic behind the castle walls.
Disney Theatrical Productions will revive its first-ever stage musical.
To mark 25 years on the Great White Way, Disney Theatrical Productions will retell a tale as old as time in its first ever Broadway revival. Beauty and the Beast, the first Disney title to be adapted into a Broadway musical, is poised to return to the New York stage. Disney Theatrical Productions President Thomas Schumacher teased the plans on ABC News , though opted not to reveal any additional details, including a theatre or production timeline. The company currently has three shows on Broadway: recent arrival Frozen, Aladdin, and The Lion King, which reigns as the highest-grossing entertainment property in the world. Susan Egan Joan Marcus.
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Adapted from Walt Disney Pictures ' Academy Award-winning 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-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first learn to love a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late. Critics, who hailed the film as one of the year's finest musicals, immediately noted its Broadway musical potential when it was first released in , encouraging Disney CEO Michael Eisner to 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 died during production of the film.