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First French-Language BEAUTY & THE BEAST Opens In Paris

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First French-Language BEAUTY & THE BEAST Opens In ParisThe inaugural presentation of a newly created French-language adaptation of the internationally celebrated stage version of the hit 1991 Disney film BEAUTY & THE BEAST premiered this weekend to generally favorable reviews, kicking off an extended run in the theater where Disney's other stage mega-hit, THE LION KING, ran for three years from 2007 to 2010 and became France's longest-running major musical to date.

The new French adaptation of BEAUTY & THE BEAST features lyrics by Nicolas Nebot and a book by Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal based on the original Disney film and subsequent 1994 stage adaptation featuring a score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST is currently booking now through July 31, 2014, at the Mogador Theatre in Paris.

More information on the new production of BEAUTY & THE BEAST in Paris is available at the official site here.

View the promotional spot for BEAUTY & THE BEAST in Paris below.

Also, view this extensive showcase for the new Paris production, featuring Alan Menken and the stars of the show.

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