Beauty and the Beast Enters Final 2 Broadway Weeks
There are only 2 weeks left - that's 16 performances - to see Disney's†Beauty and the†Beast.† After enchanting audiences for more than 13 years, the hit musical will take its final bow at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Sunday, July 29th. The Broadway production will have played 46 previews and 5,464 regular performances.
Tickets have been selling quickly as the production nears its final performance.† Weeknights have the best ticket availability for remaining performances, and tickets to the final performance on July 29 are extremely limited.† Members of the public who are interested in seeing the final performance are encouraged to try to WIN tickets through two current ticket giveaway promotions:
On the Radio: Listen to WPLJ 95.5 each day through July 20th for a chance to win tickets to the final performance.
On the Web: Through July 22nd, submit a "Beauty on Broadway memory" at BroadwayWorld.com for a chance to win tickets to the final performance.
Beauty and the Beast†officially opened on Broadway on April 18, 1994 and played at the Palace Theatre for the first five years of its run. The production transferred to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 11, 1999.††The musical†is the 6th longest-running Broadway show of all†time.†
The†musical,†directed by Robert Jess Roth, features Alan Menken's Academy Award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman (including the Academy Award-winning title song and the show-stopping "Be Our Guest"), plus songs written especially for the stage by Alan Menken and Tim Rice (including "If I Can't Love Her" and "A Change In Me").†† The production also features a book by Linda Woolverton, author of the original screenplay and choreography by Matt West.† Sets are by Stanley A. Meyer, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award-winner for Beauty and the Beast) and lighting by Natasha Katz (Tony Award-winner for Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA).†
Today, the cast includes Anneliese van der Pol as Belle, Steve Blanchard as the Beast, Stephen Buntrock as Gaston,†David†Devries†as Lumiere, Jeanne lehman as Mrs. Potts, Glenn Rainey as Cogsworth, Jamie Ross as Maurice,†Ann Mandrella†as Babette, Mary Stout as Madame de la Grande Bouche, Aldrin Gonzalez as Lefou, and Trevor Braun and Marlon Sherman alternating in the role of Chip.†
The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.† There are three easy ways to get tickets to Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway - Online at www.disneyonbroadway.com, via Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4747 or www.ticketmaster.com, and in person at the Lunt-Fontanne box office (205 West 46th Street).† Tickets are $40 - $110 for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances and $40 - $115 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances.†
Visit www.disneyonbroadway.com for more information.
Photo - current Belle, Anneliese Van Der Pol