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BWW TV ON THE SPOT EXCLUSIVE: Anneliese van der Pol

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Catch this exclusive backstage On The Spot interview with Disney's Beauty and the Beast's final Belle, Anneliese van der Pol as she talks about her career including her inspirations, starring in Evita, "That's So Raven," and making her Broadway debut in a show set to close on July 29th, 2007. Plus - all new highlights from Beauty and the Beast featuring this vocal powerhouse!

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. As previously announced, Beauty and the Beast, the inaugural Broadway musical from Disney Theatrical Productions, will take its final bow at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Sunday, July 29th after enchanting audiences for more than 13 years. The Broadway production will have played 46 previews and 5,464 regular performances.

The musical is the 6th longest-running Broadway show of all time, logging in more performances than shows like Miss Saigon, 42nd Street, Fiddler on the Roof, and Hello, Dolly! among others. The production is the longest-running production at both the Palace Theatre and the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

The show, 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 Awar-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).

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