Beauty and the Beast (musical) facts for kids
|Beauty and the Beast|
|Basis||Beauty and the Beast, 1991 Disney animated movie
Fairy tale by Madame Leprince de Beaumont
West End (1997)
The book was written by Linda Woolverton. The lyrics were written by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The music was written by Alan Menken. The musical opened on Broadway in 1994, and in the West End in 1997.
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Actress Susan Egan was cast as Broadway's original Belle based on her refreshing ability to play the role both comically and as an ingenue. The role served as her Broadway debut, garnering her a Tony Award nomination.
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